Blickling Hall Walks
The Blickling Hall estate in Aylsham has five thousand acres of parkland, farmland and woodland to explore on foot or by bike.
There are three colour coded, way-marked walks to follow and a lovely family cycle route around the 1 mile long lake.
The Blue Route will take you west up towards Bunker's Hill and Great Wood. Here you'll find some nice shady paths and the mausoleum.
The Green Route will take you around the large lake with fine views back towards the hall.
Bike hire is available on site.
You can also take a stroll around the beautiful 55 acre garden. It contains a Parterre, Secret Garden, Orangery and an 18th century Temple.
The Weavers' Way walking route runs through the estate so you could continue your walk along this footpath. Heading north will take you to the River Bure where there's some nice waterside paths and countryside views.
PostcodeNR11 6NF - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations
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Blickling Hall Ordnance Survey Map - view and print off detailed OS map
Blickling Hall Open Street Map - view and print off detailed map
Blickling Hall OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking
Blickling Hall Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking
On site you'll find The Farmyard Café and The Stables Cafe. They both serve a good range of meals and snacks. If you prefer a pub lunch then head to the nearby Bucks Arms. The 17th century former coaching inn can be found near the main car park at postcode NR11 6NF. They serve good food and have lovely gardens for summer days.
The woodland and parkland on the estate are ideal for dog walking so you'll probably meet plenty of other owners on your visit. You are asked to keep them under close control because of the livestock present on the grounds. On the lakeside walk please keep them on leads.
The Farmyard cafe mentioned above is also dog friendly with doggy treats and even their own ice cream to purchase.
Just south of Aylsham there's some nice dog walking trails to be found on Marsham Heath.
Further Information and Other Local Ideas
For more walking ideas in the area see the Norfolk Walks page.