Whether you live in Docking or are just visiting, we thought you might like to learn more about the history of our Village while taking a gentle stroll around it, so we are publishing a series of “Docking Heritage Walks” leaflets.
The Walks will start at the Village Green with the Village Sign and Stocks. The first Walk covers the “North and West” of the Village; the second looks at the “East End”.
Whilst we have distributed printed leaflets locally, you are most welcome to download and print our leaflets in advance of your walks. We hope you enjoy them and welcome your feedback. We are grateful that the production of the leaflets has been supported by Norfolk Community Foundation through the Borough Council of King’s Lynn & West Norfolk Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Fund.
The “North and West” Walk takes you past the School to the Church, on to the Cage and Pound, then back around the Church to the site of the old Well and Water Tower. There is much of interest along Station Road, including the sites once used by Wagg’s Bakery and Miln Marsters Plant Breeding Centre and Granaries.
The Walk continues as far North as the site of the old Railway Station, with the opportunity to take a break at The Railway Inn! The return route provides views of the open countryside to the East of Docking before passing the Village Hall and arriving back at the Village Green.
Click the link below to open a PDF copy of Walk No. 1:
The “High Street and East End” walk takes you along the High Street past buildings which were many of them shops in the old days, then round through the small lanes of the “East End”. You will pass some of the ‘pits’ (ponds) which were so important to “Dry Docking”.
Click the link below to open a PDF copy of Walk No. 2:
The “Lost Pubs of Docking” takes you around the village to the sites of the 13 public houses or ‘beer shops’ which used to serve the inhabitants of Docking. All but one of these has now closed but at the end of your walk you will be able to enjoy some well deserved refreshment in that one remaining pub, the Railway Inn.
Click the link below to open a PDF copy of Walk No. 3: