Blickling Park and Lake

* FOLLOWING A RECCE TO PLANNED WALK SITE AT BURGH-NEXT-AYLSHAM TODAY, THE CATTLE FIELD NOW ADDITIONALLY CONTAINS A LARGE BULL SO WE ARE POSTPONING THE BURGH WALK UNTIL THE NEXT WALKS WEEK, HERE IS PLAN B:

DATE: Sunday 19th September 2021

TIME: 8.30am–10.30am.

WALK LEADER: Alan Stevens.

ADVANCE BOOKING REQUIRED: By popular demand, the Walks Weeks (7 local walks over 7 days) are designed for small group sizes with a maximum of 6. Sign up at nenbc@aol.co.uk.

MEETING POINT: National Trust Car Park at ‘Great Wood’ between Blickling and Itteringham. (OS TG161297). Parking fee for non-National Trust members. Note that this isn’t the main car park for Blickling Hall, but instead out to the north west.

DISTANCE: Approximately 2 mile circular walk.

FACILITIES: None as we may not get as far as Blickling Hall.

WALK DESCRIPTION: This walk caters for all levels of ability. We will take a leisurely walk through the park on mainly prepared footpaths. Habitats vary offering mainly deciduous woodland, rough pasture, grazing, stubble fields and the lake. At some points there are wide open views with good raptor possibilities.

ADDITIONAL NOTES: For the safety and well-being of everyone, please continue to respect social distancing on this walk. Binoculars are recommended to gain full enjoyment from your birding and scopes can be useful if you fancy carrying one! Stout footwear is recommended as paths may be slippery or muddy particularly after rain. Children under 16 must be always accompanied by an adult but young people aged 16 and 17 are welcome to attend unaccompanied with prior written consent from a parent or guardian who has also supplied a phone number where they can be contacted in an emergency. Sorry no dogs except guide dogs.