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Kings Lynn

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Courtesy Flag

Flag, Red Ensign


52° 56.3N 00° 23.4E


AC 1200 The Wash Ports; Imray Y9 The Wash (has plans Kings Lynn); SC 5614 East Coast Orford Ness to Whitby (contains all AC1200 charts)

Rules & Regulations

The buoyed channels from the Wash up to Kings Lynn should be treated as Rule 9 passages where commercial traffic is restricted by draft and given right of way


Drifting sand banks and strong tidal flows. Many inadequately marked pots and nets

Tidal Data Times & Range

HW Kings Lynn is HW Immingham +0030. MHWS 6.8m MHWN 5.0m MLWN1.8m MLWS 1.0m   (links)

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General Description

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Berthing, Mooring & Anchoring

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Your Ratings & Comments

Update Spring 2019
Written by Don Thomson 3 | 18th Apr 2019
I reviewed these notes in April 2019. There are new charts on the Kings Lynn Conservancy Board's web site one of which has been put in the navigation images on this site - it is worth consulting. I've posted this years Admiralty Charts - if you run on Navionics it would be an idea to check the positions of the RM2 and RM4 Roaring Middle buoys as Navionics had them out of position last year. And, finally the tariff at the Kings Lynn pontoon has not changed but there are still no showers or toilets
Written by Don Thomson | 30th Mar 2017
These notes were reviewed by Don in March 2017. The main thing to note is that the dredged channel in the outer approach has changed so you need to consult the latest charts and information before beginning your approach. Still no dedicated toilet/shower block; no change in harbour dues.
Update 2015
Written by dononshytalk | 10th Mar 2015
These notes were updated by Don in March 2015 and no changes were necessary
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