Blickling mausoleum walk, Norfolk

Walking trail

Enjoy a historical walk around part of Blickling Park. The path slopes gently through woods and open land, with a hard surface for all-weather use, leading you to the Mausoleum in Blickling Great Wood. There are plenty of seats and no steep hills, making this a good walk for all abilities.

See great views of Blickling Hall from across the lake

There are only glimpses on this walk, but the magnificent Blickling Hall and gardens are not to be missed. There are tours, events and special exhibitions on throughout the year. Admission charges apply, tickets are available at the car park.

The front entrance to the Mausoleum


Map route for Blickling mausoleum walk


Blickling main car park, grid ref: TG178286


From the car park, follow the signs to the park and lake. Turn right at the tree with the seat around it, and through the gates into the park.

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Barn Owls on the Blickling Estate


Take the left-hand path, leaving the lake behind you. Ignore the next left-hand turn and carry straight on up the slope towards the woods. Go through the gates by the cattle pens and stay on this path until you reach the information board across the field from the Tower.

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A view across the fields to Blickling Tower


With the Tower behind you, turn right and continue on until you see the Mausoleum on your left.

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A close up view of the Mausoleum at Blickling


With your back to the Mausoleum, leave the main path and follow the path by the white marker post. Continue on, ignoring the wide tracks leading left into the woods, until you come out onto an open stretch.


Halfway across, pause to look at the land as it slopes down to Moorgate and the River Bure, hidden in the trees. Some of the cottages at Blickling can be rented from us for holidays.


Staying on the path, continue into the woods until you come to the marker post by a seat built around a tree, then turn right, through the gate.


Continue on this path with the lake away to your left, looking for glimpses of the hall and gardens, until you return to the park gates where you started. Make your way back to the car park the way you came.

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A view of Blickling Hall across the lake


Blickling main car park, grid ref: TG178286

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Blickling mausoleum walk, Norfolk


This walk is waymarked with red arrows on white-topped post in both directions. The paths are mostly firm for all weather conditions, with several seats. There are gates but no stiles.

Dogs should be kept on leads as livestock may be grazing.

Blickling mausoleum walk, Norfolk

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Blickling mausoleum walk, Norfolk

How to get here

Blickling, Norwich, Norfolk, NR11 6NF
By train

North Walsham, 8 miles (13km); Aylsham Bure Valley Railway 2 miles (3.2km).

By road

On B1354, Aylsham to Saxthorpe road.

By bus

Sanders Norfolk Green First 50, Sheringham, Cromer, Norwich to Aylsham route.

By bicycle

On B1354 Aylsham to Saxthorpe road. Regional National Cycle Network route 33 passes near the property. Permitted path alongside Bure Valley Railway.

Blickling mausoleum walk, Norfolk

Facilities and access

  • Car park (free to National Trust members)
  • Visitor centre in car park
  • Plant centre
  • Second-hand book shop
  • Restaurant, seasonal courtyard café (check website for opening times in autumn/winter) and Buckinghamshire Arms (when open)
  • Children's play area
  • Gift shop
  • Toilets in main car park and restaurant
  • Dogs welcome on leads