Horsey Windpump

Horsey Windpump


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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Apple and blackcurrant Flapjack

Horsey Windpump Tearoom & Shop

The tearoom and shop is located next to the towering windpump and is the perfect place to grab a drink and a tasty snack after exploring the estate or to just sit with a hot drink and watch the world go by.

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What's on

Upcoming events

Wellies and Waders Walk, Heigham Holmes

Sun 24 Mar 2019
Explore secrets of this unusual nature reserve with a ranger and learn more about its history, wildlife and our conservation work to help wading birds

International Dawn Chorus Day Walk, Heigham Holmes

Sun 05 May 2019
As part of International Dawn Chorus Day, enjoy a guided walk with the National Trust Ranger on this special reserve.

World Swallowtail Day

Sun 09 Jun 2019
Join us on this inaugural World Swallowtail Day to discover the UKs largest butterfly which is unique to this corner of the Norfolk Broads.

Heigham Holmes Open Day

Sun 04 Aug 2019
Heigham Holmes Nature Reserve is open to the public to visit just one day a year.

Walk on the Wildside, Heigham Holmes

Sun 29 Sep 2019
Explore the wildlife and secret history of Heigham Holmes.

Awesome Autumn Ranger Ramble, Heigham Holmes

Sun 27 Oct 2019
Come for a wild walk through this secret Norfolk Broads reserve with a Ranger.
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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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Get involved

man dressed in green national trust branded clothing is speaking to a lady in a blue jumper whilst standing in front of the red brick tower of Horsey Windpump. The bottom of the white sails are visible in the top of the photo.

Volunteering Opportunities at Horsey Windpump 

Looking for a new interest? Want to be a part of a great team? We are looking for enthusiastic volunteers to help bring alive the story of Horsey Windpump for our visitors. Get to look after and operate this broadland icon.

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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.

a photo of a crane arm placing the new white wooden cap and tail fan onto Horsey Windpump. In the foreground is the Horsey village sign and some greenery.

The Restoration of Horsey Windpump - An Update 

Considerable progress on the restoration of Horsey drainage windmill has been made in recent months and our Mills Consultant Luke Bonwick updates us on progress.

Horsey Windpump with sails on a sunny day with cows standing in a field in front

Previous restorations of Horsey Windpump 

The current restoration project at Horsey certainly isn't the first with many restoration and repair projects happening during its lifetime.

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Places to stay

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Join or give

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

Keep Horsey Windpump’s Sails Turning 

For the first time in 75 years, Horsey Windpump is once again standing proud in the Norfolk Broads. With your help we can keep this icon preserved for generations to come and keep her sails turning