Friary Hills

A track with grass on one side and gorse on the other

To the east of the village is a small area called Friary Hills. Part of an old Friary, the site is a mixture of grassland, trees and gorse, and overlooks the Blakeney Freshes. It is kept as a dog-free zone so is family friendly and perfect for a picnic.

Friary Hills is known locally as being a great spot for bird watching with this part of the coast being the first place migrants flying in from the continent are able to stop and rest. On top of the hills are a couple of well placed benches that have panoramic views over Blakeney Freshes and beyond to Blakeney Point and Harbour.

A bench with a view on Friary Hills overlooking Blakeney Freshes
Elevated view of Blakeney Fresh Marsh and wet fields with a bench in the foreground