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Notice: Severe tidal surges are predicted along many parts of the east coast during the evening of December 5, with the North Norfolk coast predicted to experience some of the highest tides. Some buildings at Blakeney, Brancaster and Horsey are at risk of flooding and we will be working closely with a number of individuals and organisations including Parish councils and boat operators as we prepare for the tides and in surveying the impact on land, the coastline and affected buildings afterwards. All visitors are advised to vacate car parks along the coasts at Blakeney, Morston and at Brancaster by 3pm today 05/12.13. If visitors to the Norfolk Coast come across any seals or pups in the aftermath of the tidal surge, please, do not attempt to move them or encourage them to return to the sea. The pups are safer on land until they shed their distinctive white fur. The seals are wild animals and it is highly likely that any pups separated from the colony will be found by their mothers. Our coastal rangers are experienced in monitoring the seal colony and will be surveying the situation once the tides have receded.
Imposing five-storey drainage windpump
The striking windpump provides stunning views over the coast and broadland landscape.
Set within the Broads National Park, the Horsey estate is an internationally important site for wildlife and offers a great spot for birdwatching and wintering wildfowl.
Horsey Estate is managed by the Buxton family, from whom it was acquired.
During the great gales of 1987 Horsey Windpump succumbed to the extreme weather conditions and the cap was severely damaged.
Repair work was carried out and the windpump was reopened to the public in 1990.
A small shop and refreshments can be found close to the windpump with toilets facilities in the nearby car park.
These traditional Norfolk buildings stand in a truly rural setting on the edge of the Norfolk Broads and only twenty minutes walk from the sea.
The original 18th century barns have been carefully converted to provide warm and comfortable accommodation of great character.
Holiday cottage guests have free entry to Horsey windpump and selected local National Trust properties.