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View of boats on Hornsey Mere near Horsey Windpump, Norfolk
View of boats on Hornsey Mere near Horsey Windpump | © National Trust Images/Fisheye Images
Norfolk

Horsey Windpump and Estate walk

Experience the Broadland landscape and wealth of wildlife at the Horsey Estate in Norfolk. Take a wander around Horsey Mere and discover reedbeds, marshes and a drainage mill.

Weather

During wet weather and the colder months, paths around Horsey can become waterlogged, muddy and slippery underfoot. Please take care.

Total steps: 10

Total steps: 10

Start point

National Trust car park, Horsey Windpump, NR29 4EE. Grid ref: TG456223.

Step 1

From the car park, head to the Staithe via the path leading past the toilet block, cross the bridge, take a right and follow the path along the flood bank adjacent to Horsey Mere.

Step 2

At Lady's Hill turn right. Heading north, follow the floodbank and then turn left towards Waxham Cut.

Step 3

Turn right where the path rejoins the floodbank and continue along a large dyke, the Waxham Cut. You will see the derelict Brograve Drainage Mill ahead.

Brograve Mill at Horsey Windpump, Norfolk
Brograve Mill at Horsey Windpump | © National Trust Images/Rob Coleman

Step 4

Turn right opposite the mill and leave the floodbank. Walk along the edge of the field until you reach a bridge over a dyke. Cross over the bridge and continue to the houses at Horsey Corner.

Step 5

When you reach the road turn right, then left between the houses and continue on a narrow path into a field.

Step 6

Continue along the field edge and turn right where the path meets a hedge. Continue on where the path will widen and has a hedge either side.

Step 7

The grassy track joins a road (Binsley Close). Continue on past the houses and All Saints' Church, Horsey. Follow the road round to the left and continue before turning right and reaching the main road (B1159).

Step 8

Taking care, cross the road and turn left and then right over a small foot bridge. Go left and walk along the field edge to the field entrance. Turn right and walk down the narrow lane to your right (The Street) looking out for traffic. Continue down The Street past houses, National Trust holiday cottages and the Nelson Head pub and restaurant.

Step 9

Passing the pub on your left, after about 100m, take a right through a gate onto the path. Follow this path until you reach a gate ahead of you.

Step 10

Go through the gate and turn right. You will see Horsey Windpump ahead. Continue to the main road. Take care crossing the road. Toilets are in the car park. You can enjoy a cup of tea and cake at the café.

View of the windmill on an early morning at Horsey Windpump, Norfolk
View of the windmill on an early morning at Horsey Windpump | © National Trust Images/Rob Coleman

End point

National Trust car park, Horsey Windpump, NR29 4EE. Grid ref: TG456223.

Trail map

Horsey Windpump and Estate Walk trail map
Horsey Windpump and Estate Walk trail map | © Crown copyright and database rights 2013 Ordnance Survey

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