Where is it?

Between the rivers Great Ouse and Nar, with the residential areas of Hillington Square to the north, The Friars to the east, South Lynn to the south and West Lynn and open country across the Ouse to the west.

Access is easy. There are no fences, stiles or gates. The only barriers are intended to prevent the entry of motor vehicles.

Lynn Minster, St Margaret'sFrom the town centre look for the Saturday Market Place at the southern end of the High Street, and the Church of St Margaret of Antioch, now known as King’s Lynn Minster. This is one of the two great churches of Lynn (the other is St Nicholas, the fishermen’s church in the north of the town — both are well worth a visit).

Greenland Fishery


Go down Church Street and Bridge Street, past the early 17th century Greenland Fishery


The Hulk


and then what used to be The Hulk public house and is now the Quaker Meeting House,


Whitefriars Gate


past the Whitefriars Gate




Nar Sluice


and turn right on to the pedestrian and cycle path which leads across the Nar Sluice bridge to South Lynn.



Green QuayOr walk along the South Quay past the Green Quay Wash Interpretation Centre with its café



Greenland Fisheryand follow the road round until you come to Bridge Street with the Greenland Fishery on the corner.




From Wisbech Road look for the sign on the north side for Harding’s Way, 300 metres from the South Gates roundabout.   You can also walk into the Green from both the town centre and South Lynn on the path which runs along the flood defence bank of the River Great Ouse.

The delightful drawings which have guided you along the route are by Janet Johnston who lives in King’s Lynn and gave her services free to the Harding’s Pits Community Association.

Whose is it?

Resident or visitor… it’s yours.   Yours to walk your dog, fly your kite, to watch the birds, to sit in the summer sun or enjoy the clear air of a winter day.

The Green is owned by the Borough Council of King’s Lynn and West Norfolk and managed as a Doorstep Green on its behalf by the Harding’s Pits Community Association Ltd (HPCA Ltd).   The directors and management team are all local people; routine maintenance of the Green and litter control is carried out by volunteers and more help is always welcome.

Entry to the Green is free to all but donations towards the cost of management are invited. Please see the address of the HPCA Ltd. on the contacts page.

Help us to keep your Green free from litter and damage to wildlife, paths and seats.

Site Plan

Map of site

Who was Harding?

We believe that the Pits are named after William Derisley Harding, a King’s Lynn engineer, surveyor and landowner in the early 19th century.
Read more about William Derisley Harding.