Horsey Windpump

A Horsey landscape

Horsey; the gateway to the Norfolk Broads

Horsey Windpump is the perfect starting point to start your adventure on the Norfolk Broads. From exploring the waterways afloat to visiting other local windpumps; we have all the information you need to discover this watery corner of England

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the beautiful black and yellow swallowtail butterfly

Wildlife at Horsey

The 196 hectares of wetland in the Horsey Estate are internationally important for their wildlife, with varied habitats of fen, reedbed, freshwater grazing marsh, and shallow scrapes.

the beautiful black and yellow swallowtail butterfly

Swallowtail Butterfly 

The Swallowtail Butterfly is the UK's largest and rarest butterfly and is only found in the Norfolk Broads.

Elevated view of heigham holmes with fields and cows and a couple buildings in the distance

Heigham Holmes Nature Reserve 

Heigham Holmes Nature Reserve is effectively an island and is important for its wildlife.

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two black wooden fences sit either side of a grassy path that leads to a blue bench at the end of a grassy meadow. It is winter so the trees and hedge rows are brown and without leaves

Grab your blanket and have a picnic

Why not bring a picnic and enjoy our orchard? With great views of the windpump and protected from the winds, this little sun trap is the perfect area to enjoy your lunch or snacks al fresco.

Close up of the cap and sails at Horsey

Take home your very own piece of Horsey Windpump

If you've enjoyed your visit and want to take home something to remember it by then why not visit our tea-room and purchase your very own Horsey Windpump souvenir?

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What's on

Upcoming events

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.

Heigham Holmes Deer Ramble

Sun 24 Nov 2019
Join our Rangers for glimpse into the private world of Red and Chinese Water Deer.

Heigham Holmes Christmas Deer Ramble

Sun 08 Dec 2019
Escape the pre-Christmas chaos by joining our Rangers for glimpse into the private world of Red and Chinese Water Deer.
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Our work

A very dark storm cloud front over Heigham Holmes grassy fields

Horsey and Heigham Holmes Ranger Blog 

As well as Horsey Windpump, our team cares for areas of the wider Horsey Estate and Heigham Holmes Nature Reserve. You can find out all the latest news and wildlife spots from our ranger team here.


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

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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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