Blickling

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This walk passes through National Trust property. The hall and 4,500 acres were given to the NT by the Eighth Marquis of Lothian. The first owner of the manor was Earl of East Anglia in the reign of King Harold. After 1066 Herfast, William the Conqueror's Chaplain, was given the manor. Since then it has had several owners: Sir Thomas Erpingham, Fastolfe and Geoffery Boleyn and lastly the Marquis of Lothian. The 14th Century church has a Snetzier organ built in 1752 and it is said that George Handel's fingers once strummed the keys. There are many handsome memorials and brasses and a fine 17th Century wooden carved pulpit. It is said that the ghost of Anne Boleyn still rides up to the hall in a carriage and horses!

England - East England - Norfolk - Woodland or Forest

Features

Birds, Church, Flowers, Lake/Loch, National Trust, Pub, Stately Home, Toilets, Wildlife
10/11/2020 - Paul Oakes

The car park along the B1354 is now owned by National Trust so you will be charged a flat £5 for parking. The parking meter only takes coins which is a little annoying these days. You can phone a dedicated number to make payment but it is a rather frustrating experience. The walk itself was very enjoyable with the bonus of the coffee shop in the grounds of Blickling Hall open for takeaway service. The only issue with instructions was finding the turn at point 17, we missed it altogether so simply followed our own OS Map back to the car park.

21/08/2012 - Walkingworld Admin

Our thanks to Roy Davenport for his full update with five new photos for this walk. August 2012. Adrian (Admin)

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