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The view of Blakeney Freshes from Friary Hills at Blakeney National Nature Reserve, Norfolk
A view over Blakeney Freshes | © National Trust Images/Justin Minns

Blakeney Freshes coastal wildlife walk

This stroll through Blakeney village and around Blakeney Freshes is fantastic for spotting wildlife, particularly birds. There are also excellent views to enjoy around Blakeney and Cley harbours. An ideal walk for families.

Total steps: 5

Total steps: 5

Start point

Bus stop, St Nicolas' Church, Blakeney, grid ref: TG032436

Step 1

From the bus stop head away from the church into Blakeney village and turn right down the High Street. At the end of the High Street, you will come out onto Blakeney Quay.

Step 2

Cross the main car-parking area of the quay and walk up onto the bank on the right-hand side. From here you can see Blakeney Freshes on your right. Take the footpath on top of the bank out towards the harbour.

Step 3

Follow the same footpath around to the right.

Golden plover, adult on moorland grass
Golden plover | © National Trust Images/Dougie Holden

Step 4

Continue along the footpath beside the river, turning right to head back inland.

Male marsh harrier in flight over the saltmarsh at Morston Quay, Blakeney National Nature Reserve, Norfolk
Marsh harrier over Blakeney Nature Reserve | © National Trust Images/Rob Coleman

Step 5

Keep to the footpath on the bank until you reach the A149 between Blakeney and Cley-next-the-Sea. Cross the road and turn right, walk up the hill and cross the road again and stay on the pavement until you are back at the bus stop near St Nicholas' Church.

End point

Bus stop, St Nicolas' Church, Blakeney, grid ref: TG032436

Trail map

Blakeney Freshes walk map
Blakeney Freshes walk map | © Crown copyright and database rights 2013 Ordnance Survey

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