Horsey Windpump

a white boat with a brown wooden cabin top parked by a jetty

Ross' Wildlife Boat Trips at Horsey Windpump 

Discover the 'hidden' Norfolk Broads by taking a wildlife boat trip from the Staithe at Horsey Windpump. Ross' Wildlife Boat Trips offers an informal and relaxing boat ride across Horsey Mere with opportunities to see the often rare wildlife that in habits this corner of Norfolk.

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What's on

Upcoming events

Horsey Windpump Volunteer Recruitment Morning

Tue 20 Feb 2018
Horsey Windpump is about to set sail and needs your help. Standing proud on the Norfolk Broads this iconic building has undergone an impressive restoration project and we are looking for enthusiastic volunteers to help bring Horsey back to life.

Horsey Windpump's Official Reopening!

Sun 06 May 2018
Join us as well celebrate and officially reopen Horsey Windpump following her extensive restoration and repair.

National Mills Weekend

Sat 12 May 2018
As part of the National Mills Weekend, the National Trust team will be on hand to answer your questions about Horsey Windpump and the restoration project that has brought her back to life.

Swallowtail Watch

Sun 17 Jun 2018
Come along, meet the team and hopefully spot the UK's largest butterfly; the Swallowtail!

Heritage Open Days

Thu 06 Sep 2018
As part of the Heritage Open Days we will be throwing open the doors of Horsey Windpump and inviting everyone to come and visit this magnificent Norfolk Broads Icon for free! Discover her eventful history and connection to the surrounding landscape.
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Black and white photo of Horsey Windpump in the 1920s

The History of Horsey Windpump 

Horsey Windpump has had a dramatic history – it has survived floods, a lightning strike, a collapse, storms and gale force winds. Standing on the site of an older 'Black Mill', Horsey Windpump is one of the youngest windpumps on the Norfolk Broads.

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Places to stay

Horsey Barns Exterior

Horsey Barns Holiday Cottages 

Why not stay within walking distance of Horsey Windpump, and the sea on the edge of the Norfolk Broads National Park? These traditional Norfolk buildings have been carefully converted to provide warm and comfortable holiday accommodation of great character.

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a snowy white seal pup sitting on the sand with its mum close behind

Seals at Horsey 

The seals on Horsey beach are a real delight for visitors who can get great close of up views on foot. Friends of Horsey Seals do a really great job in caring for them and have some useful information on responsible viewing.

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Our work


The use of drones (Unmanned Aerial Vehicles) on the Norfolk Coast 

The unauthorised use of UAVs (unmanned aerial vehicles) or drones as they are more commonly known, is not permitted on or over National Trust land as part of our byelaws without the necessary required qualifications and a licence granted by us. Find out more here.

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Join or give

A couple looking out across the view from the top of Horsey Windpump

Donate to keep Horsey Windpump's sails turning 

Horsey Windpump has undergone the most ambitious and extensive restoration of her 106 year history. Now we need your help to keep her sails turning.