Welcome to the Friends of Kett's Heights
Registered Charity No.1191607
Free guided tours around Kett's Heights are back!
The next tour is on Sunday Sept. 5th at 2.30 and, hopefully, all restrictions will have been lifted by then. If you would like to be included on a tour then you must register. This will allow us to plan for the numbers attending and ensure we have your details should contact tracing be required.
These small, friendly tours comprise a leisurely guided stroll around the Heights with some interesting historical facts pointed out on the way. Each tour is limited to a maximum of 12 adults to allow ease of social distancing if necessary.
We meet just inside the entrance gates on Kett's Hill at 2.30 (or 2.50 for the additional tour if numbers require one). The tour last about 45 minutes after which you are welcome to explore The Heights on your own. Children & well behaved dogs on a lead are welcome. Don't worry, we won't be upset if for any reason you can't make it on the day but please let us know if at all possible.
Register for the tour HERE
Just installed - A new picnic table on the lower green. Please feel free to make good use of it!
The second Sunday free guided tour of the year on August 1st was well attended and the weather was kind. Well, it didn't rain! Thanks to all those who came.
Heritage Open Days 2021
(Friday 10 -Sunday 19 September)
This year's theme – Edible Norfolk
Kett's Heights self-guided food trail.
From Roman "celery" to the site of a WW2 pig club, download and follow our trail to discover the surprising range of food associated with Kett's Heights.
This steeply terraced site has been home to medieval monks, Robert Kett and his followers in 1549, the 19th century Gas Works, WW2 "dig for victory", and a modern herb garden. Our trail takes you through the winding paths to discover the evidence left by each era and the many food plants that are available today. You can finish your tour at the viewpoint which offers a breathtaking panorama overlooking Norwich.
New Lower Green Sign
We have recently installed a new explanatory sign at the top of the main entrance path in front of the lower green. This replaces the sign that has been there since the 1980's and was a little out of date.
David Howarth, one of our practical team, has been researching the many brick manufacturers of the named bricks that he has found during his building work on Kett’s Heights. We have put this information into a short but interesting guide which you can read HERE or download and read at leisure.
Have you ever wondered about the strange & interesting brickwork on Kett's Heights? Then watch Mary Ash's interesting video on the subject and read our November newsletter.
Want to help?
If you would like to get more involved with the Friends, please join as a member and let us know you are interested in helping with our practical work. Sessions are currently held on the Heights between 10am and 12 noon on Wednesdays and Fridays, weather permitting. Tools are provided but please bring your own gloves.
How to join, renew your membership or donate?
It's easy to join Friends of Kett's Heights. Just click on the green button above to learn more about the
benefits and then sign up. Only £5 per year for household membership.
You can also renew your membership here.
We realise that not everyone wants to commit to membership so we've made it simple to make a one-off donation using your credit or debit card. Just click on the red 'donate now' button to be taken to our secure 'Donation' page. You'll be helping make Kett's Heights beautiful once again. Minimum donation £3. Thanks!
Registered Charity No.1191607
Kett's Heights Site Map
Note: The 2019 accounts' summary & the 2019 annual review are available for download in the 'members only' area
Members:- If you have forgotten the password to the members' area please let us know via the form on our About Us page and we will send you a reminder. Thanks.
The Friends of Kett’s Heights is now a registered charity. Many thanks to our Secretary, Jane Chittenden, for getting all the relevant information together and submitting the application – not an easy task.
A cold Spring and a cool, wet start to Summer but the Heights are now looking at their most verdant with trees in full leaf and many flowers in bloom. See our photo-gallery page!
2021 Guided tour details are now available. See full details on our Future Events page
We have put together a Family Trail which you can print out and use to keep your children informed & entertained when you visit Kett's Heights. You can download it here:
Shardlake printable tour
prepared by Kett's Heights
How many churches can you count?
Now available to download - map, A4 leaflet & mobile phone guide to the many medieval churches that can been seen from the view-point on Kett's Heights!
KH Management Plan
Our Plans for the future, spanning the next 10 years, are outlined in KH Management Plan Proposals (see download file).