Friary Hills

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

To the east of Blakeney 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.

View of Blakeney Freshes from Friary Hills
elevated view of Blakeney Freshes with its wet fields and grey sky
View of Blakeney Freshes from Friary Hills

Explore Friary Hills and Blakeney Freshes on foot...

Note: Sorry, no dogs on Friary Hills.

Where to park your car...

Blakeney Quay

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.