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Dog walkers in front of the church at Felbrigg Hall, Norfolk
Dog walkers at Felbrigg Hall | © National Trust Images/John Millar

Felbrigg church and ice house walk

This family-friendly circular walk goes through open fields and woods, passing historic buildings dating back to the 1700s, notable trees, a hidden lake and an imaginatively planted arrangement of beech trees.

The lake

There is deep water in the lake, with a lifeline for emergency use.

Total steps: 8

Total steps: 8

Start point

Felbrigg Hall main car park. Grid ref: TG193394

Step 1

From the noticeboard at the main car park, with the hall ahead and slightly to the right, take the first left-hand surfaced path and go through the iron gate, following the track to the church.

The South Front of Felbrigg Hall, Norfolk, with its extraordinary disparity of fabric, stands in the springtime sun.
South front of Felbrigg Hall | © National Trust Images/Rupert Truman

Step 2

Go through the small gate beside the churchyard wall and follow the path across the field to the right, as indicated by the green arrow. Ignore the stile and large field gate straight ahead and go to the right of the group of trees.

Step 3

Go through the kissing gate with the bench beside it and turn left. Go through a second kissing gate ahead and turn right down the hill, towards the lake. Go through the gate and along the path beside the lake. At the end of the lake, turn right onto the surfaced path through the woods.

Step 4

Go through the gate, onto the boardwalk and up the slope. Turn left at the top, along the track between two fences. You'll pass the Great Felbrigg Sessile Oak on the right along here. If you want a shorter walk, go through the gate behind the oak and head back towards the hall, otherwise continue straight and through the next gate.

Step 5

Follow the left-hand fence and go through the next gate. Follow the path, going straight ahead where it forks, and go through the kissing gate. Veer to the right and go through the small gap next to the brick wall. The track runs beside the brick wall and crosses a small car park.

Step 6

At the road, turn left towards the painted house, but before you reach it, turn right into the woods by a marker post and the Corstorphine Sycamore labelled '9', on the left.

Step 7

From here, follow the track round to the right, up a slope passing the ice house. Just after the ice house, turn right and continue on the path.

Ice house at Felbrigg Hall, Norfolk
The Ice house at Felbrigg Hall | © National Trust Images / Justin Minns

Step 8

When you reach the Victory 'V', take the left 'arm' and walk down slope to the car park at the bottom.

Felbrigg Hall's Victory 'V' linked beech avenues
Felbrigg's Victory 'V' linked beech avenues | © Michael Graham

End point

Felbrigg Hall main car park. Grid ref: TG193394

Trail map

Map route for Felbrigg church, lake and ice house walk, Norfolk
Map route for Felbrigg church, lake and ice house walk, Norfolk | © Crown copyright and database rights 2013 Ordnance Survey

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