Blakeney National Nature Reserve

Important notice -

In line with government guidance, our countryside space is open for local visitors to access for walks. We ask all visitors to follow guidance on social distancing to keep everyone safe.

Spectacular wildlife and uninterrupted views of beautiful coastline

Blakeney National Nature Reserve

Things to see and do 

Cow (female) bonding with her seal pup

The way we count seal pups is changing at England's largest grey seal colony 

The grey seal colony at Blakeney National Nature Reserve is expanding at such a rate, rangers are having to change the way we count the new-born pups.

Other parts of Blakeney National Nature Reserve to explore

a flying flock of geese in a v against a blue sky smattered with grey clouds

Norfolk Coast and Broads virtual autumn trail 

Download our virtual trail and discover the birds that call the Norfolk Coast and Broads home during autumn. You can complete it from the comfort of your own home, or you can head out and see if you can spot any for yourself.

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Eating and shopping

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Our work

A Sandwich Tern flying to feed a fish to its chick

Best breeding season for rare little terns for 25 years 

One of the UK’s few remaining little tern colonies at Blakeney National Nature Reserve has had its most successful season for 25 years thanks to a lack of disturbance, few predators and a helping of luck. This year, nesting pairs of little terns fledged over 200 chicks at Blakeney Point.

Blakeney Geese feeding

Blakeney Ranger Blog 

Welcome to the ranger's blog for Blakeney National Nature Reserve in Norfolk.

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Places to stay

Burnham Overy Watermill Complex, red brick building overlooking a bridge and a mill pond surrounded by trees

Stay a little longer? 

Fancy staying with us a little longer? We have accommodation situated in some beautiful locations on the Norfolk Coast from cozy cottages for two up to bunkhouses for 48.

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Venue hire

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Join or give

Blakeney at sunset

Give to help protect Blakeney National Nature Reserve 

Our natural world and places of historic beauty are at serious risk. Give to help protect Blakeney National Nature Reserve and together, we can help nature recover, bring people closer to it, and ensure our shared history continues to inspire us all. Thank you for your continued support.