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There's so much to explore
There's much more to Blickling than its famous house. The estate covers 5,000 acres including 950 acres of woodland and parkland, and 3,500 acres of farmland. You can walk across much of this historic countryside using waymarked routes, and the estate also connects with other national paths, including the Weavers' Way.
It would be impossible to conserve this historic parkland without a loyal band of committed volunteers and staff, headed up by Head Ranger, Dave Brady.
Why not join them for a walk through the estate and find out more about their work and the beautiful countryside.
Traditionally the harvests from the farms on the estate supported the great house. They now have a wider market: the potato crop for example is turned into crisps only a few miles away. In addition to growing the arable crops for which East Anglia is famous, the tenant farmers breed cattle which add life to the panoramic vistas set against the wide Norfolk skies.
Built in the 1770s, the Tower was designed for watching horse racing in Tower Park. The side extension was added later to use as a private home.
You can now come and stay in the Grandstand Tower and enjoy fabulous views over the park, as it's available as a holiday cottage.
With the outbreak of the Second World War large areas of the park were put to the plough as part of the Dig for Victory initiative. At the end of the war cultivation continued on a more limited basis while the remainder was returned to grass or planted up with quick-growing conifers. These trees are now being replaced in a concerted effort to return the parkland to its pre-war splendour.