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The Mausoleum Pyramid, designed by Joseph Bonomi 1796-97, on the Blickling Estate, Norfolk
Visit the Mausoleum on this walk at Blickling Estate | © National Trust Images/John Millar

Blickling mausoleum walk

Enjoy a historical stroll around part of Blickling Park, through woods and open land, leading you to the impressive Mausoleum in Blickling Great Wood. With a firm surface and plenty of places to sit on the route, this is a great walk for all abilities.

Total steps: 7

Total steps: 7

Start point

Blickling main car park, grid ref: TG178286

Step 1

From the car park, follow the signs to the park and lake. Turn right at the tree, and through the white gates into the park.

Barn Owl, Tyto alba, hunting over rough grass, Norfolk
A barn owl in flight | © National Trust Images/Ian Ward

Step 2

Take the left-hand path, leaving the lake behind you. Ignore the next left-hand turn and carry straight on up the slope towards the woods. Go through the gate and up the hill and stay on this path until you reach a right turn across the field from the Tower.

The 18th-century brick Tower, with a square tower and a taller round tower, both with crenellations,  is now let as a holiday cottage
You could stay here; the 18th-century Tower is now let as a holiday cottage | © National Trust/Michael Graham

Step 3

With the Tower behind you, turn right and continue on until you see the Mausoleum on your left.

Cycling on the estate at Blickling, Norfolk by the Mausoleum pyramid, designed by Joseph Bonomi 1796-97.
The Mausoleum up close | © National Trust Images/John Millar

Step 4

With your back to the Mausoleum, leave the main path and bear right, following the path by the white marker post. Continue on to the right, ignoring the wide tracks leading left into the woods, until you come out onto an open stretch of path.

Step 5

Halfway across, pause to look at the land as it slopes down to Moorgate and the River Bure, hidden in the trees. Some of the cottages at Blickling can be rented for holidays.

Step 6

Staying on the path, continue into the woods until you come to a crossroad in the paths. Turn right here and head through the gate.

Step 7

Continue on this path with the lake away to your left, looking for glimpses of the hall and gardens, until you return to the park gates where you started. Make your way back to the car park the way you came.

Misty summer morning over Blickling lake, Norfolk
A view of Blickling Hall across the lake | © National Trust Images/Justin Minns

End point

Blickling main car park, grid ref: TG178286

Trail map

Blickling Mausoleum walk map
Blickling Mausoleum walk map | © Crown copyright and database rights 2013 Ordnance Survey

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