Heritage open days | Conservation conversations - Parklife

Join us for a conservation conversation as our experts show you how we look after this special place and plan to protect it for future generations.

  • Booking essential
  • Free event

The park at Blickling has changed much over the centuries but there are remnants of an ancient landscape in the woods and wood banks of park today. The trees planted in the park to realise the early 18th century vision of John Hobart (the second Earl of Buckinghamshire) make up just some of the 1,000 plus ancient and veteran trees at Blickling but there are trees older even than those on wood banks that predate the hall and even the park.

Join our Countryside Manager for a walk in the park to meet some truly remarkable trees, discover some of the habitats that make up the park and the challenges of managing the Blickling countryside for conservation and access within an agricultural system.

We’ll also explore the effects of climate change in the parkland and how that influences the decisions we make in our future plans, as well as how we’re working to discover more about tree pests and diseases.

The basics

Booking details
Call 0344 2491895
Families welcome
Meeting point
Walks start and end at the estate barn in the main car park
What to bring and wear
Please wear appropriate footwear for a walk through fields and woodland
The walk may venture from surfaced paths in the woodland subject to access needs of participants. Please be prepared to be out and about for up to two hours.
Entry to the house and garden before or after the talk will be an additional charge, free for National Trust members. Car parking fee waived for Heritage open day events

Contact Info

Blickling Estate
Call 01263 738030

Upcoming events

Exhibitions in The Loft - Norfolk Craft Guild | 8 June - 3 July

Fri 01 Jul 2022
Featuring work by artists including Chrystal Adcock, Helen Bennett, Hazel Millington and Julie Temperton, Norfolk Craft Guild will be exhibiting a wide range of gifts, perfect for treating yourself

Exhibitions in The Loft - Norfolk Creations | 6 - 31 July

Wed 06 Jul 2022
Featuring the work of over twenty local artists and artisan crafters, Norfolk Creations will be exhibiting in The Loft from 6 - 31 July.

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Sat 23 Jul 2022
Hit the target, reach the top and beat your best this summer with daily activities at Blickling Estate.

Trust 10

Sun 24 Jul 2022
Whether you want to push yourself or just have a gentle run with some new friends, our free monthly 10k trail runs are a great way to blow away the cobwebs, get some exercise and take in spectacular scenery.

Mobiloo at Blickling Estate

Sat 06 Aug 2022
We're delighted to welcome Mobiloo back to Blickling providing a fully accessible changing space during our busiest times of year.

Heritage open days | Conservation conversations - Bugs in the building

Mon 12 Sep 2022
Join us for a conservation conversation as our experts show you how we look after this special place and plan to protect it for future generations.