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Norton Common Local Nature Reserve

Open all year

29 ha attractive Local Nature Reserve also containing sporting and play activities with 12 points of interest

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Bowling greens

Bowling Green

Two bowling greens managed by clubs. Contact the bowls clubs on site if you want to play bowls

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Cafe

Food & Drink

Café linked to outdoor pool. Serves a range of hot and cold food and drinks when the outdoor pool is open.

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Car park

Car Park

car park open every day (free for first two hours)

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Car park

Car Park

Car park by bowling green open every day (free for first two hours)

 

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Health Walk Start Point

Health Walk Start Point

Meeting point for the St George's Church Hall Hertfordshire Health Walk.

Free guided walk leaving from St George's Church Hall, Common View Letchworth, SG6 1DD.  This walk is graded as a First Steps, Level 1-2 (where 1 is easiest and 4 is most challenging) and is wheelchair and buggy friendly.  The meet point is close to public transport and refreshments will be available after the walk.  For further information please see the events page here

If you can't make this Hertfordshire Health Walk, there are plenty of others to choose from.  Details are available from the Countryside Management Service website here.

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Multi use games area

Sports Court

Floodlit Multi Use Games Area (To book call Linda Hopkins on 01462 474273. £5 deposit for floodlight key)

 

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Outdoor pool

Paddling pool

Outdoor swimming pool open May - Sept. For more details visit the website

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Picnic area

Picnic Area

Picnic tables located next to the todler play area and close to the cafe.

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Skate park

Skate Park

Newly constructed in 2017 this is the largest skate park in the area. It contains a bowls, half pipes and a street scene.

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Teenage zone

Teenage Area

Teenage area containing a variety of exercise equipment and a seating area. Located next to the skate park and multie use games area.

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Tennis Courts

Sports Court

Free adult and junior tennis courts. No booking required just turn up and play

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Toddler play area

Toddler Play Area

An enclosed play area with equipment for younger children. Contains a range of colourful equipment suitable for younger children. The play area has gridded entrances to exclude dogs.

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Park Information

Norton Common is a large attractive Local Nature Reserve. Its facilities cater for young and old alike, whether to enjoy family activities centered around the play areas, picnic area or walking along the open areas and the woodlands.

This reserve has been awarded a Green Flag status. The Green Flag award scheme is the benchmark national standard for parks and green spaces in the UK.

The Norton Common management plan 2015 – 2020 gives further details about the site.

 Features

  • Local Nature Reserve
  • Play Areas – junior and senior
  • Skateboard facility
  • Outdoor swimming pool with cafe
  • Picnic area
  • Two bowling greens
  • Floodlit Multi Use Games Area (To book call Linda Hopkins on 01462 474273. £5 deposit for floodlight key)
  • Tennis courts – senior and junior (no booking required)

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On Site Facilities

  • Car Park (Free)Car Park (Free) icon
  • Car Park (Pay & Display)Car Park (Pay & Display) icon
  • Disabled AccessDisabled Access icon
  • Dog Free AreaDog Free Area icon
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  • Food & DrinkFood & Drink icon
  • Pushchair Friendly PathsPushchair Friendly Paths icon

How to get here

Parking:

Two car parks open every day (free for first two hours). Direction to outdoor pool car park and directions to bowling greens car park.

10 minutes walk from town centre

Post code SG6 4UF


Public Transport Information:

Information on public transport is available here: www.intalink.org.uk or www.nationalrail.co.uk


Cycling:

A national cycle route passes through the common


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