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Cycling at Blickling Estate

Visitors cycling at Blickling Estate, Norfolk
Visitors cycling at Blickling Estate, Norfolk | © National Trust Images/Chris Lacey

The cycle hire hub has a variety of bikes for all ages, including electric bikes, trailers and balance bikes so the whole family can enjoy exploring the parkland. You're welcome to bring your own bikes too, so pack a picnic and get planning your adventure.

Cycle hire opening times

Please check our opening times for details of when cycle hire is available.

Cycle routes

With over 4,600 acres of parkland to explore at Blickling, highlights include ancient woodland, the Tower that was once used by the 2nd Earl of Buckinghamshire as a grandstand, and the striking pyramid Mausoleum, not to mention the sweeping views over the lake, back towards the hall.

Multi-use trail

After the launch of our multi-use trail in 2017, supported by Sport England, we recommend this accessible route to all abilities, including adapted wheelchair users, all year round.

Whatever the weather, this four-mile trail takes in all the highlights of the wider estate. Collect a map upon arrival, which shows all the best waymarked trails around the estate.

If you’re using our multi-use trail, please cycle responsibly and be mindful of other users.

Cycle hub at Blickling Estate, Norfolk
Cycle hub at Blickling Estate, Norfolk | © National Trust Images/Antonia Gray

Bike hire

  • We have children's and adult bikes (including five e-bikes), five trailers, two tag-alongs and several balance bikes available to hire.
  • Cycle hire is on a first come, first served basis. We can’t guarantee bikes will be available, however; we would suggest coming along earlier in the day to give you the best chance of hiring what you require.
  • There are a limited number of trailers, including two dog trailers, available each day.
  • E-bikes are perfect for anyone who is unable to take one of our standard bikes out, or for those who need a bit of help getting up the slopes. They can be hired on a first come, first served basis (no pre-booking is available) and must be used on site.
  • If you have your own helmets, please bring them with you. We have helmets available but with cleaning procedures, it would be very helpful if you're able to bring your own.
Two cyclists on bikes at Blickling bike hire hub
Have an adventure on two wheels at Blickling | © National Trust Images/Gerald Peachey

Cycle hire prices (two-hour session)

Adult £7 | Child (under 18) £5

Childrens Trailers | £8

Our two-seat trailers are ideal for little ones over 12 months old and up to a maximum height of 105cm and weight of 18kg. There's a handy boot space to store bags and picnics in the back of each trailer.

Dog Trailers | £8

Dog trailers can be used as a stroller for an elderly dog, or go for an adventure and attach it to one of our bikes.

Tag-along bikes | £5 per child

For those who might need a bit of help pedalling around the estate, why not try a tag-along bike? Minimum height: Must be able to sit on the saddle and get both feet safely on the ground. Maximum weight: 34 kg / 75lb.

Electric bike | £13

Our E-bikes are perfect for anyone who is unable to use a standard bike, or for those who need a bit of help getting up the slopes! They can be hired on a first come, first served basis (no pre-booking is available), and must be used onsite.

Balance bikes | free of charge.

An adult and two children cycling on the estate at Blickling, Norfolk

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