Which green space is Norfolk’s best park?

Afternoon sunshine rests on the Red Mount Chapel in The Walks, King's Lynn. Picture: Ian Burt

Afternoon sunshine rests on the Red Mount Chapel in The Walks, King's Lynn. Picture: Ian Burt - Credit: Ian Burt

Nine of Norfolk's green spaces, some big and some small, are battling it out to be named the UK's best park. But which one is your favourite?

Eaton Park fountain.
Picture: ANTONY KELLY

Eaton Park fountain. Picture: ANTONY KELLY - Credit: Archant

• Catton Park, Old Catton, near Norwich

The Grade II registered park was awarded Green Flag status this year for its community contribution.

• Earlham Park, near Norwich

Families enjoying Kings Head Meadow. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Families enjoying Kings Head Meadow. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2016


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An open grassed area which rolls down to the River Yare it boasts a cafe with caters for walkers and their doggy companions.

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• Eaton Park, near Norwich

There is plenty to do at the 80 acre park which has a lily pond, boating pavilion and boat pond and bandstand.

The running track at Lynnsport Leisure Park in King's Lynn. Picture: Ian Burt

The running track at Lynnsport Leisure Park in King's Lynn. Picture: Ian Burt - Credit: Ian Burt

• King's Head Meadow Park, Wymondham

The space is used for football matches and sees families from across the town use its play park.

Afternoon sunshine rests on the Red Mount Chapel in The Walks, King's Lynn. Picture: Ian Burt

Afternoon sunshine rests on the Red Mount Chapel in The Walks, King's Lynn. Picture: Ian Burt - Credit: Ian Burt

• Lynnsport Leisure Park, King's Lynn

Situated in 72 acres of parkland it helps maintains the connection between nature and child.

• Starston Glebe Meadow, near Harleston

Train Wood in Norwich. Photo : Steve Adams

Train Wood in Norwich. Photo : Steve Adams - Credit: Steve Adams

The two-acre meadow was bought by the village for all to enjoy. Bat and brid boxes and beehives have been installed.

• The Walks, King's Lynn

It is a Grade II listed urban park of 42 acres. It is home to a 15th century chapel known as the Red Mount.

The Willows Nature Reserve, Downham Market. Picture: Ian Burt

The Willows Nature Reserve, Downham Market. Picture: Ian Burt - Credit: IAN BURT

• Train Wood, Norwich

A community asset, it consists of wet and dry woodland at the start of The Marriott's Way, which was once a railway line the route.

• Willows Nature Reserve, Downham Market

A quiet haven from surrounding developments, it offers a place to sit and enjoy nature.

The UK's Best Park award is organised by the charity Fields in Trust.

The nine Norfolk parks are part of 360 nominated across the UK. The closing date for voting is Friday, November 3.

For more information and to vote visit Fields in Trust

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