Activities for all at Blickling Estate

Blickling is a great place for those wanting to get active and explore the great outdoors in Norfolk. From walking and cycling to running and horse riding, as well as fishing and geocaching, there's lots to entertain every age.

A family cycling together

Explore a little further... 

Why not try out our new all-weather, multi-use trail over the holidays. The route offers a 4-mile (6.5km) safe off-road path through Blickling’s beautiful historic park and farm land. It's tailored for families to explore, but it's also perfect for cyclists, walkers, runners and adapted wheelchair users to enjoy. As it starts and finishes at the Muddy Boots cafe, there's lots of opportunity to reward yourself with a well earned treat.

Country walks

There are plenty of waymarked walks around the estate, and there's nothing more beautiful than exploring with nature bursting in to life all around you.  Why not head to Muddy Boots cafe and treat yourself to something tasty after your walk.  For guidance on walking in the park, take a look at our walking leaflet.
Download our 'Walking at Blickling Park' leaflet (PDF / 1.3MB) download


Our top three walks


Weavers' Way

This 7.5 mile route will give you the chance to explore the Blickling estate as well as the nearby villages of Erpingham and Calthorpe.  Points of interest along the way include the hall itself, the stone pyramid mausoleum, Blickling Mill and the Church of Our Lady and St. Maragret, Calthorpe.
Download the Weavers' Way walk (PDF / 0.7MB) download


Aylsham & District Health & Wellbeing Walks

Blickling Estate is often the venue for free health walks, part of the Walking for Health initiative.  The walks start at 10:30am and vary between 2-4 miles. Please check their website for further details or call 01603 897193.  Walking is a great way to find out more about the area you live in, meet new people and keep fit. There is a level to suit everyone, from beginners to more experienced walkers.

Find out more about free health walks



Love cycling

Bring your bikes, grab a map from reception and head out in to the park to explore the waymarked routes.  Or why not try the 14 mile cycle along Sustrans Regional Route 33 from Aylsham to Felbrigg Hall?
There are bike parks available, as well as bike locks, pumps and repair kits.  You can also refill your water bottles at any of the three cafes.


Horse riding

We welcome horse riders at Blickling park and have some wonderful paths for you to enjoy. Call our Head Ranger, Stuart Banks on 01263 731994 (Mon-Fri) when planning your visit so that we can give you the heads-up on the best places to explore.
Download our route map (PDF / 4.5MB) download


21st-century treasure-hunting

Time to prepare for your next adventure and discover some beautiful places you’ve never been to before.  We've been working closely with Cotswold Outdoor and Garmin to create our first ‘official’ geocache trail. This outdoor treasure hunting game using GPS-enabled devices takes you all over Blickling's park.
Two fisherman sitting by Blickling lake, fishing in winter

A spot of fishing

People of all ages and abilities can fish in our well-stocked lake. The fishing season runs from 16 June and will continue through until March 2018. For more information, please contact our Head Ranger on 01263 731994.

Girl sitting with her dog on a bench

Four legged friends 

There are wonderful places all over the Blickling Estate to explore with your dog. Head to Visitor Reception to find out the best walks for you and your pooch.