Blakeney Freshes comprises of approximately 160 hectares of freshwater grazing marsh. It is an important area for breeding birds and over-wintering wildfowl and is popular with birdwatchers. Some of it is closed to public access for grazing but the National Trail Norfolk Coast Path goes around the perimeter and gives spectacular elevated views.
During the warmer months Blakeney Freshes is an important area for ground-nesting birds with lapwing and avocet raising chicks in the surrounding fields. It is also home to water voles and otters so be sure to keep an ear out for the tell-tale 'plop' as they drop into water of the network of ditches that criss-cross this site.
As the weather turns colder this expansive site becomes and feeding and roosting spot for the thousands of Pink-Footed and Brent Geese that migrant to this area of Norfolk.
Explore Blakeney Freshes on foot...
Where to park your car...
Blakeney Quay Car Park
Currently open. Parking is free for National Trust members and £4.50 all day for non-National Trust members. Satnav: NR25 7NE. This car park is jointly owned and managed by Blakeney Parish Council and National Trust. Please note: this car park is subject to tidal flooding. No pre-booking required.