Explore Blickling Estate

Covering 4,600 acres with 950 acres of woodland and parkland, and 3,500 acres of farmland, Blickling Estate is great for exploring alone, with family or your four-legged friends.

Explore the wider estate

Explore Blickling's extensive parkland and see some amazing sights, including the Tower, Great Wood and Mausoleum. Our multi-use trail offers smooth terrain whatever the weather and is an ideal circular route for both adapted wheelchairs and buggies. 

Download the Blickling multi-use trail

The Great Wood

See dazzling displays of autumn colour across the wider estate. If you're looking for a walk that takes in all the best bits of Blickling's ancient woodland, with stunning views across the lake to the hall itself, then try our Estate walk. 

Download the Blickling Estate walk

Waymarked walks

You can walk across much of this historic countryside using waymarked routes and the estate also connects with other national paths, including the Weavers Way (PDF / 0.7MB) download

Make memories

The wider estate is the perfect for sharing with friends and family. You'll never forget your first sight of of the breath-taking red brick mansion that sits at the heart of a magnificent historic park in the beautiful Bure meadows. There's something for everyone, on foot, by bike or with your four legged friends.

 

Fun ideas

Please don't hesitate to ask at Estate Barn visitor reception, off the main car park, for recommendations for walks, places to discover and things to see. How about asking about Lady's Cottage or the parkland sundial? We also have a fun and free family parkland trail for you to collect and enjoy answering riddles as you walk around the park.

Cycling on the estate at Blickling, Norfolk
Family cycling on the estate at Blickling, Norfolk
Cycling on the estate at Blickling, Norfolk

Dog walking

Livestock graze freely, so please keep dogs under close control at all times. We also ask that you keep your dog on a lead when in the car park and whilst walking around the lake. Please always respect other park users. Dogs are welcome in the Farmyard outdoors are, where you will find Blickling's second-hand bookshop, plant centre and courtyard cafe. They are also welcome in the back room of Muddy Boots cafe and in the Buckinghamshire Arms pub.

Click here to find out more about dog walking at Blickling Estate.


Livestock

Having been returned from arable land, the formal park and the livestock on it constitute an important grazing scheme at Blickling. Look out for cows and sheep at different times throughout the year. 

Please note: the sheep return to our fields this April, so please keep dogs on leads at all times in areas with livestock. 

Squashes in the glasshouse at Blickling Estate

Autumn Festival | 19 September - 19 October 

We welcome the season of mellow fruitfulness with a celebration of our famous apples and pumpkins. Enjoy picking apples in the orchard and visiting the Walled Garden...

Close up image of Roe Deer by wildlife photographer Richard Nicoll

Managing deer on Blickling Estate

Deer have a big impact on the biodiversity of countryside habitats around the Blickling Estate, and, because they can travel miles to feed and to breed, it’s important we take a landscape-scale approach to managing their populations. Find out how...

A close up of the red bricked tower in the parkland

Fancy a holiday in the Grandstand Tower?

Built in the 1770s, the Tower was designed for watching horse racing in Tower Park. The side extension was added later to use as a private home. You can now come and stay in the Grandstand Tower and enjoy fabulous views over the park

Three bags of wood from Blickling Estate

Can Blickling help keep your home warm?

Keep the home fires burning with a sack of logs or woodchip from the Blickling Estate. Sacks are available from the plant centre. Alternatively you can order a truck load for £140 with free delivery within 10 miles (a small charge beyond that). It's all seasoned, cut and split hardwood ready for your fire. Contact the countryside team to make your order 01263 731994.

Video

Blickling from above

Have you ever wondered what Blickling Estate might look like from the air? Take a look at the vast estate, courtesy of Hollywood Drones Ltd, who have kindly produced this teaser video for us. Then come and take a look for yourself and explore the beautiful house, gardens and parkland.