The Estate at Felbrigg Hall

The woodland at Felbrigg

The estate at Felbrigg comprises 520 acres of woods, with rolling parkland, a lake and waymarked paths. Also home to a number of species of wildlife, Felbrigg is popular with families and nature enthusiasts alike.

 

The Great Wood

Planted over several generations, the primary purpose of this 380 acre wood was timber production. Today, there are a wide variety of trees of all ages, including ancient Beeches,  Oak, some ancient, Sweet Chestnut, Hawthorn, Ash and Sycamore.

The Victory V at Felbrigg

The Victory V

The Victory V is so-called because it is made up of two tree-lined avenues which, when seen from the sky, look like a V. It was planted by Robert Wyndham Ketton-Cremer, the Squire, in 1946 as a monument to his brother Richard, who died in WWII.

Places to explore

Felbrigg Church

Felbrigg Church

Felbrigg Church stands about a quarter of a mile south-east of the Hall. The building is mainly late 14th century. The interior is full of interest and character and likely not much changed since the celebrated Norwich School painter John Sell Cotman was married here in January 1809. The nave is given over to Georgian box pews and the roofs of nave and chancel are good examples of 15th century carpentry.

Felbrigg Lake

The Lake

Created by joining together the three smaller ponds, Felbrigg lake was the perfect place to lazily unwind during long summer days or entertain visiting members of the genteel set who were enjoying holidays in nearby fashionable Cromer. Today, it is home to plenty of wildlife, and you can enjoy brilliant views as you walk around the lake.

The Ice House at Felbrigg

The Ice House

Found as you walk around the Victory V, you will find the Ice House. The bricks are late 17th century type, with one of them dated 1633, but the Gothic detailing suggests they are 18th century. It is thought that it may have been built of bricks from a demolished section of the 17th century park wall. This is not a partially collapsed ice house but was built to look like a ruin. The shaft is 28 feet deep and is a favourite place for the bats to hibernate.

Fancy a walk?

We also have several waymarked walks around the estate, of varying lengths and accessibility. Just have a chat with one of the team when you arrive and they can provide you with a map and send you in the right direction.

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Video

Trevor's story

Meet Trevor, avid birdwatcher and grandad of seven. For the past 50 years Trevor has pursued a passion for birdwatching and now his two youngest grandchildren, Patrick and Noah, are following in his footsteps. Even though they live miles apart, the family is brought closer together by a shared love of nature at Felbrigg Hall.

What will you find on your adventure?

Family activities for outdoor adventures 

We've got lots of fun activities to try on your next family adventure. Discover wildlife at the places in our care using our handy spotter guides or have a go at activities inspired by the colours and sounds of nature.