Friday, 20 January 2012

King's Lynn to West Lynn ferry

There's a regular passenger ferry between King's Lynn and the little village of West Lynn which faces it across the wide River Great Ouse.

The ferry appears to take bikes, though I haven't tried this. If you have, please add a comment to this page and tell us how you got on. The alternative route for cyclists via the old "free bridge" is about three miles.

There doesn't seem to be much about this ferry on the web, so when I was cycling through West Lynn in January 2012 I went to take a look.

There were some posters giving information about the service which can be seen below. For the benefit of search engines the important text is as follows:

The operator is S.N., Kingston Marine Services, The Pavilion, Ferry Square, West Lynn PE34 3JQ. Phone 07974 260639 and 01553 766029.

The service runs on Mondays to Saturdays. No service Sundays and Public Holidays.

Departures from West Lynn are from 7am to 6pm at xx00, xx20 and xx40, with a continuous service between 0740 and 0900 and between 1700 and 1800.

There's a free car park at the West Lynn side.

See the posters below for details of fares and a note about carriage of cycles.

Next to the landing stage at the West Lynn side is a modern building which includes a room with a small exhibition about the ferry and the area.

View King's Lynn to West Lynn Ferry in a larger map

Click on the photos below to see them in more detail.

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