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 fishing, there's lots to entertain every age and interest...



Join our free monthly 10k trail runs at Blickling Estate. They’re a great way to blow away the cobwebs, get some exercise and take in some spectacular scenery. Whether you’re training for a challenge or looking for a sociable jog in the fresh air, all ages, abilities and four-legged friends are welcome.

Selected dates: Sunday 26 May, Sunday 23 June, Sunday 28 July, Sunday 22 September, Sunday 27 October, Sunday 24 November, Sunday 22 December 2019.

Join our countryside experts for a series of walks and talks about the wider estate…

On your bike

Cycle hire is available every day from 10.30am at the main car park and our multi-use trail is the perfect terrain for a bike ride, whatever the weather.

In partnership with British Cycling and HSBC UK we're offering low cost cycle and equipment hire for all ages, making it easier than ever to get out into Blickling's beautiful 4,600 acres of parkland. Come along and discover a new way to enjoy nature on two wheels. 

Last hire is 1pm and all bikes must be returned by 3pm at the latest.

A little girl rides a bike through Blickling's beautiful parkland.

Explore further afield... 

Whatever the weather, come and enjoy a cycle ride around Blickling's beautiful parkland. Our multi-use trail provides smooth terrain and is ideal for family use. Grab a map from visitor reception and by following this route you'll happily avoid mud and puddles...

Butterfly adventures

We're inviting budding nature explorers to take part in our annual butterfly survey any day of the week. This route around the wider estate is ideal for children aged 7+ as it encourages curious minds to discover the wonders of the natural world. You can join in on foot or by bike, just collect a survey sheet from visitor reception and help us to look after these incredible creatures.

A male dark green fritillary butterfly suns itself on a child’s hand
A male dark green fritillary butterfly suns itself on a child’s hand
A male dark green fritillary butterfly suns itself on a child’s hand

Catch of the day

Enjoy a spot of fishing at Blickling's beautiful lake. Our fishing season runs from June through to March each year, offering people of all ages and abilities the opportunity to take part in this popular pastime. Open daily from 7am until sunset; enjoy watching wildlife and fishing a variety of species, including bream, roach and tench.

Adults: £7 (max. two rods) | Season ticket: £90

Concessions: £5 (max. two rods) | Season ticket: £55

Tickets are available from the bailiff and all fishers must have a valid rod licence.

Exploring on foot

With over 4,600 acres of stunning parkland to explore at Blickling, highlights include ancient woodland, the Tower that was once used by the 2nd Earl of Buckinghamshire as a grandstand, and the striking pyramid Mausoleum. Not to mention sweeping views over the lake, back towards the hall.

After the launch of our multi-use trail in 2017, supported by Sport England, we recommend this accessible route to all abilities, including adapted wheelchair users, all year round. Whatever the weather, this 4 mile trail takes in all the highlights of the wider estate. Collect a map from us upon arrival, which shows all the best way-marked trails around the estate.

Blickling Estate's way marked trails are perfect for dog walkers.


Our top three walks

Time for tea

Don't forget to stop for refreshments at any of our three cafés at Blickling Estate. You can even request food and drink to take-away, so why not enjoy a picnic further afield?  It might also be good to know that Muddy Boots café and the Farmyard picnic area both welcome dogs.

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. For guidance on walking in the park, take a look at our walking leaflet.