Explore the wider estate at Blickling

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. 

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Throughout 2019, enjoy a series of walks and talks about the wider estate at Blickling…

The Great Wood

See dazzling displays of spring 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

A bluebell close up

Learn more about these beautiful flowers 

Late April to May is the best time to see Blickling's bluebells in bloom, as a carpet of blue covers the ancient woodland floor. Find out more about the Great British bluebell...

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

Creatures great and small

Blickling Estate is home to wildlife of all shapes and sizes. Winter marks the ‘hungry gap’ for insects and birds; therefore in advice of this period many have taken advantage of the last food available, to keep them going throughout this chilly season. Despite its bad press, ivy is in fact the last species to flower on the estate and provides a vital source of nectar and fruit for butterflies, ladybirds, spiders, hornets, birds and many other creatures at the end of autumn, before the temperature drops...

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.


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. 

A view of Blickling Hall across the lake

Blickling Estate's countryside diaries 

Discover the wonders of the great outdoors. From our ongoing conservation work to ideas to inspire you and your family to get out and about, find out more about Blickling Estate...

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


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.