On your bike at Blickling Estate

Located at the Old School, our cycle hire hub has a variety of bikes for all ages, including electric bikes, trailers and balance bikes so the whole family can enjoy exploring the parkland. You're welcome to bring your own bikes too, so pack a picnic and get planning your adventure.

Opening times 

1 January – 13 February 2022

Friday to Sunday 10am - 3pm (last hire 2pm)

14 – 20 February 2022 (half term holiday)

Monday to Sunday 10am - 3pm (last hire 2pm) 

21 February – 1 April 2022

Friday to Sunday 10am - 3pm (last hire 2pm)

2 April – 30 October 2022

Wednesday to Sunday 10am - 4pm (last hire 3pm)

31 October – 31 December 2022

Friday to Sunday 10am - 3pm (last hire 2pm)

Cycle hire prices (2 hour session)

Adult £5 | Child (under 18) £4

Balance bikes are free of charge.

Electric bike | £12

Our E-bikes are perfect for anyone who is unable to take one of our standard bikes out, or for those who need a bit of help getting up the slopes! They can be hired on a first come, first serve basis (no pre-booking is available), and must be used onsite. 

Try out one of our electric bikes
Two electric bikes waiting to be used
Try out one of our electric bikes

Staying safe

We have put a variety of safety measures in place, to ensure you're able to make the most of your time with us:

  • We are offering a two hour hire rate at present, to ensure there is time to clean any bikes before they're used again (please be aware the last hire time only gives an hour's cycle ride)
  • All cycle equipment will be sanitised before and after each use and the hire information will be kept for track and trace
  • We are operating a one way system and all parts of the hire will be completed outside
  • If you have your own helmets, please bring them with you. We have helmets available but with cleaning procedures, it would be very helpful if you're able to bring your own
  • Card payments only please
  • Cycle hire is on a first come, first serve basis. We cannot guarantee bikes will be available, however, we would suggest coming along earlier in the day to give you the best chance
  • We have children's and adult bikes, trailers and balance bikes (there are currently no tagalongs)
  • There are a limited number of trailers available each day. Due to extra cleaning, trailers can only be in use once each day

Any questions?

The cycle team is very happy to have a chat if you have any queries before you come. Just give them a call on 01263 733708.

Something for everyone

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

Cycles for little legs...

Enjoy exploring the great outdoors with your little ones. At Blickling cycle hire, we have a wide selection of bikes and equipment available, including children’s bikes and tag-alongs.

A couple enjoy the view of Blickling's driveway by bike.

Making memories...

Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced off-roader, discover the wider estate at Blickling. Find breath-taking views of ancient woodland, open fields and landmarks.

A family cycling on the estate at Blickling, Norfolk

Experienced explorers...

Our multi-use trail provides smooth terrain whatever the weather, but if you fancy being more adventurous and want to decide your own route, our top quality bikes will get you there.

Cycle routes

With over 4,600 acres of stunning parkland to explore at Blickling, highlights will 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 the 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. And for those wanting to plan ahead, take a look at our downloadable trail.

The cycle hub at Blickling Estate has something for everyone.
The cycle hub at Blickling Estate has plenty to choose from.
The cycle hub at Blickling Estate has something for everyone.