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Whitlingham Country Park

Whitlingham Lane | Trowse, Norwich NR14 8TR, England
+44 1603 617332
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Peace

I go there a lot with friends, it’s beautiful and peaceful even when it’s busy. It’s a place that... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
helbow2016
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Norfolk, United Kingdom
Brilliant

Love this place - great for the family - dog - just a wonder around and food is good too. I have... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
mrandmiss
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Just southeast of Norwich situated near the picturesque village of Trowse lies the wonderful Whitlingham Country Park. As well being a great place to walk, jog, cycle, sail, picnic or bird watch the Park also offers a huge range of other engaging activities including moth and bat evenings, pond dipping, quarry safaris and canoe trails; in fact the list is endless! Please click here for details of the 2017 family fun events. The Park prides itself on being completely inclusive and there is fun for all the family and furry friends of all varieties! There is a wheelchair accessible path around the Great Broad (about 2 miles/3 km) and two all-terrain wheelchairs are available to book from the visitor centre.
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  • Average14%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible19%
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Whitlingham Lane | Trowse, Norwich NR14 8TR, England
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"round the lake"
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"lovely walk"
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"dog walk"
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I go there a lot with friends, it’s beautiful and peaceful even when it’s busy. It’s a place that I’m happy walking about on my own, I feel safe there.

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Tom W, Public Relations Manager at Whitlingham Country Park, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi helbow2016, Thank you for your kind words. It's great to hear you enjoy visiting the park and feel safe down there. We hope you will be back soon! Kind regards, Tom

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Love this place - great for the family - dog - just a wonder around and food is good too. I have never been to this place and not enjoyed myself. Can walk the dog round - ride a bike about or run round... just...More

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Tom W, Public Relations Manager at Whitlingham Country Park, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi mrandmiss, We're really glad to hear you enjoy visiting the park and come here regularly, it is great to have your support. We hope you will be back soon! Kind regards, Tom

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Reviewed 30 December 2017

Nice place for a family walk. If its been raining you'll need sturdy shoes or welly boots since it does get muddy. The childrens play area is very limited (just a wooden boat to climb in or on). the coffee shop is nice though if...More

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Tom W, Public Relations Manager at Whitlingham Country Park, responded to this reviewResponded 2 January 2018

Dear Peely2014, We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your trip to Whitlingham Country Park and enjoyed the cafe. With regards to your comment about the parking fees, please rest assured that income from parking is a vital source of income for us to...More

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Reviewed 8 November 2017

We live in the area and love to walk round Whitlingham. There is always something to see, whatever season you visit. Plenty of information is provided at the car park and around the lake. HOWEVER, our last visit with overseas friends ended in an embarrassing...More

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Tom W, Public Relations Manager at Whitlingham Country Park, responded to this reviewResponded 12 November 2017

Dear Realfoodfinder, I have raised your feedback internally with Churchill Catering and was asked to pass on the below response to you: "I apologise for the unsatisfactory experience you had at the cafe on Monday, past dated stock is routinely removed from sale but unfortunately...More

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Reviewed 26 October 2017

Parked there for 20 minutes whilst my invalid sister in law use the toilets. Parking machine wouldn't accept the pound coins, so we decided to leave on account we might get a fine for not displaying a parking ticket. Low and behold, we got a...More

Thank critic1965
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Tom W, Public Relations Manager at Whitlingham Country Park, responded to this reviewResponded 27 October 2017

Dear critic1965, I am deeply sorry to hear about yours and your sister in laws negative experience parking at Whitlingham Country Park. As it sounds like you are aware, the parking facilities are not managed by ourselves, The Whitlingham Charitable Trust, but are instead sub-contracted...More

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Reviewed 25 October 2017

Nice restaurant to stop for coffee, tea or lunch. Country surroundings and a pleasant walk around the lake or further. Outside seating for a pleasant day

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Tom W, Public Relations Manager at Whitlingham Country Park, responded to this reviewResponded 27 October 2017

Dear Dorothy, We are really glad to hear that you enjoyed your trip to Whitlingham Country Park and had a pleasant time at the cafe. We hope you will be back soon. Kind regards, Tom

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Reviewed 18 October 2017

This venue has a great circular walk all round the broad on good pathway. We took a friend with a standard disabled buggy and he managed it with ease. There us a good quality cafe and visitor centre with toilets etc and an ideal spot...More

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Tom W, Public Relations Manager at Whitlingham Country Park, responded to this reviewResponded 20 October 2017

Dear Malcolm, It is wonderful to hear you enjoyed your visit to Whitlingham Country Park, I will pass on your positive feedback to the staff involved. We are also thrilled to hear that you and your friends managed easily on our disabled access trails and...More

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Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

Thoroughly enjoyed a pleasant stroll along a well managed path. The Flint Barn offers very reasonably priced hot drinks and some limited information on the history of the park. Sadly, Ra wasn't running on the day we visited but on a sunny day the quiet...More

Thank SwordMaiden
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Tom W, Public Relations Manager at Whitlingham Country Park, responded to this reviewResponded 13 October 2017

Dear SwordMaiden, It is fantastic to hear you enjoyed your visit to Whitlingham Country Park. We are thrilled you had a good time and managed to come on a sunny day! We are also glad to hear you had no problems parking and found the...More

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Reviewed 7 October 2017

Takes about an hour to walk around this man made lake. a gravel path most of the way. Dogs welcome but partway (30%) on leads with a very nice cafe at the end with seating inside and out. Very nice coffee and snacks

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Tom W, Public Relations Manager at Whitlingham Country Park, responded to this reviewResponded 9 October 2017

Hi Alan, I am really glad you enjoyed your visit to the Country Park, I am sure my colleagues at the Whitlingham Charitable Trust and the Barn Cafe will be thrilled to hear your positive feedback. Kind regards, Tom

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Reviewed 7 October 2017

The place itself may be ok. We drove into the carpark and had to leave again before visiting = parking fine £50. When we complained to the park they didn't reply. When we complained to the parking company they couldn't care less. We refused to...More

1  Thank Nigel F
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Tom W, Public Relations Manager at Whitlingham Country Park, responded to this reviewResponded 9 October 2017

Dear Nigel, I am sorry to hear about your negative experience parking at Whitlingham Country Park. The parking facilities are not managed by ourselves, The Whitlingham Charitable Trust, but are instead sub-contracted to a 3rd party provider Park with Ease Ltd. The car park machines...More

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Sam C
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Response from mariamyers1 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry for the late answer. I cant say I have ever seen anyone fishing on any of my visits there. I think it is more of a family venue.
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