Monday, 17 July 2017 00:00

Holt Country Park among UK's best open spaces

Written by  Sue Lawson
Rate this item
(1 Vote)
Holt Country Park Holt Country Park

Holt Country Park, Sadler’s Wood, near North Walsham, and Pretty Corner Woods, near Sheringham, have again been named amongst the best open spaces in the UK, winning the right to fly the prestigious Green Flag for 2017/18.

This is the thirteenth year in a row that Holt Country Park has been able to fly the Green Flag, which denotes a welcoming, safe, clean and well-managed site.

The award demands year-on-year improvement for the status to be retained.

Holt Country Park was joined by Sadler’s Wood, just outside North Walsham, when it achieved a Green Flag in 2012, and then by Pretty Corner Woods the following year. 

Sadlers_Wood.png

                                                               Sadler's Wood

All three are run by North Norfolk District Council, with part of Pretty Corner Woods run by the Woodland Trust.

Cllr Maggie Prior, NNDC Cabinet Member for Leisure and Culture, said: “We are delighted that all three sites have retained their hard won status.

“A lot of hard work goes into making sure these beautiful places stay both welcoming and in excellent condition.

“Don’t forget that we also organise events at these locations, so you can choose to visit any one of the three as part of an organised event or in your own time.”

The award, organised by Keep Britain Tidy, recognises and rewards the best parks and green spaces across the country. A Green Flag flying overhead is a sign to visitors that the space boasts the highest possible standards, is beautifully maintained and has excellent facilities.

Pretty_Corner_Woods.png                                                                                           Pretty Corner

Last modified on Sunday, 13 January 2019 15:21

Visit the following businesses

cache/resized/471bd083ba3b7625426a92de1a35f728.jpg
Mid-Norfolk Railway
The Mid-Norfolk Railway Preservation Trust was established in 1995 with the aim of buying and restoring the then-disused line between the Norfolk market towns of Dereham and Wymondham. We currently own 28km (17.5 miles) of track and trackbed through ...
Explore
cache/resized/d01e3fa955f40e6274c327ea3268deca.png
Dean Price Horticulture
Dean Price Horticulture; The Complete Horticulture Service  Maintenance and management Experienced horticulturalist with Royal Horticultural Society qualifications offering a range of services, from one off visits to full maintenance or ...
Explore
cache/resized/75e3d9f0ccfbdf9272ec40946dfb21c2.jpg
Fairhaven Woodland and Water Garden
Delightful natural woodland and water garden with a private Broad.  The Sensory Garden is the first thing you’ll see as you walk into Fairhaven Woodland and Water Garden. It has been designed with our visually and mobility impaired customers ...
Explore
cache/resized/d023ef704f48e9bdb66b9dd141645a89.jpg
Gasway
We install, service & repair gas appliances, boilers and central heating systems for homeowners, landlords, businesses & Social Housing throughout East Anglia.
Explore
cache/resized/d6e25ac5bbfa75dff523fa11cfcd91a8.png
Wensum Print
Welcome to Wensum Print of Norwich. We are an independent print company offering an all round print service. We have been established in Norwich for over 35 years, and have the knowledge and ability to offer you high quality results with ...
Explore
cache/resized/cdc0ba06e014a882c888e5cc46a8d728.jpg
Lisa Redford - Vocal Coach and Guitar Teacher
Warm, encouraging and supportive, I’m a professional vocal coach and guitar teacher. With years of recording, touring and performing experience, I love sharing my skills and passion for music, offering singing and guitar lessons in Norwich, Norfolk, ...
Explore
benefits banner

Related items

  • NWT is Charity of the year for North Norfolk District Council

    North Norfolk District Council’s Chairman has invited Norfolk Wildlife Trust to be his Charity of the Year, with money raised supporting conservation grazing and family learning.

    Dr Clive Stockton has a personal life-long association with nature and wished to support a charity that specifically works to conserve the fragile habitats of Norfolk and raise awareness of the importance of wildlife.

    Funds raised by NNDC will be used in two key areas of NWT’s work across Norfolk: to support conservation grazing with rare native breeds and to extend engagement with young children in Sure Start centres.

    Conservation grazing with native breed cattle, sheep and ponies protects important areas for wildlife. Without regular grazing, many of our rare and fragile habitats and the species they support would be at risk of being overwhelmed by more dominant plants. NNDC has already shown its own commitment to conservation grazing through the establishment of its Bagot goat herd, 15 of which are on long-term loan to NWT in the Brecks.

  • Holt Country Park, Pretty Corner Woods and Sadler’s Woods recognised amongst best UK open spaces

    Sadler’s Wood, near North Walsham, has re-joined Holt Country Park and Pretty Corner Woods in being recognised by the Green Flag Award Scheme as one of the very best in the world. 

    Holt Country Park holds its position as a green space for the 14th year running and was joined by Pretty Corner Woods in 2013. Sadler’s Wood first received the accolade in 2012 and despite just missing out last year it has now re-claimed its place thanks to the hard work of our Countryside Team.

    The parks are among a record-breaking 1,970 UK parks and green spaces and 131 in thirteen other countries around the world that will today receive a prestigious Green Flag Award – the mark of a quality park or green space.

  • Flying the (Blue) Flags for North Norfolk’s fabulous beaches

    It’s official: North Norfolk continues to have some of the best beaches in the country.

    The beaches in Cromer, East Runton, Mundesley, Sea Palling, Sheringham and West Runton have all been awarded prestigious Blue Flags for another year – and that means the 45-mile North Norfolk coastline is home to half of all the Blue Flag beaches in the east of England.

    The awards are given out only to those beaches that have the highest quality of water, facilities, environmental education and management, with superb levels of cleanliness and safety. It means the hundreds of thousands of residents and visitors who visit North Norfolk’s beaches each year can be sure they are enjoying top-notch destinations.

    North Norfolk is the only district in the county that has been awarded any Blue Flags this year.

  • North Norfolk Gin Company Launches Exciting New Flavour
    The family behind North Norfolk based gin distillery have announced that they have added an exciting new flavour to their WhataHoot range.
     
    ‘Tawny Orange’ is a full-strength hand distilled premium gin which blends the distillery’s secret recipe of botanicals with zesty oranges to create a delicious gin with a zingy twist. Made with real fruit and with no artificial flavours or additives, this exciting new product was officially launched at the Kings Lynn Gin Festival on the 15th and 16th March and is now available on-line and in stockists throughout Norfolk.
     
    Founded by husband and wife team, Jason and Nicky Crown, with their son Ethan, WhataHoot is one of Norfolk’s newest distilleries. Their Signature Dry Gin was launched at the Norwich Food & Drink Festival in June 2018, since which time they have seen their bottles flying off the shelves.
     
  • Popular North Norfolk District Council herd welcomes its newest members

    The number of kids born as part of North Norfolk District Council’s Bagot goat-breeding programme has hit a final tally of 12.

    The dozen baby animals are all doing well and are enjoying life with their new friends as the herd prepares for another busy summer of habitat management.

    The goats have also become a tourist attraction, and the 12 baby Bagots are sure to prove a hit with the public when they head to Cromer later this year.

    The latest additions to the popular herd were a bit wobbly on their feet to start with but the adorable kids are now settling well into Norfolk life, and they will be the stars of a forthcoming slot on BBC Radio 4’s Farming Today programme.