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Things to do  in Blakeney

 

Crab Fishing

 

Walking in Norfolk

 

Places to visit near Blakeney North Norfolk

 

Georgian Town of Holt great for shopping & eating out

 

 

Blickling Hall is a very impressive & beautiful National Trust property in North Norfolk. Splendid gardens to explore & inspire you

 

 

Medieval village of Little Walsingham

 

 

 

 

Overstrand Village & Beach

 

 

Things to do in and around Blakeney North Norfolk

 

 

Many people visit Blakeney just to sit on the quay and watch the boats, the crab fishers, and in summer the children swimming in the quay. However if you are feeling a bit more energetic there is lots more you can do.

 

Walking from Blakeney Quay

There are lots of lovely walks that start from the quay in Blakeney

The best known is probably the walk from the National Trust car park on the quay, all the way to Cley Next the Sea.

The walk is flat and fairly easy going and passes right past the famous Cley Windmill. There are tea rooms and pubs in Cley as well as the Cley Deli, if you need some refreshment when you get there. The walk is suitable for older children, although may be too long for very young children & toddlers. OK for pushchairs, although off roaders with 3 wheels will find it easier. The walk is about 1 mile each way. Take your binoculars if you have any, as there are lots of interesting birds to be seen on the marshes.

We sometimes come back along the road to Blakeney (pavement is narrow) and stop off at the Wiveton Hall Farm Shop and Tearooms (highly recommended)

 

From the tearooms you can walk back to Blakeney across a private footpath through the farm and then on the National Trust land, so avoiding the traffic. The farm shop is great in summer with pick your own fruit, and is great for the kids and adults alike. Tea room has a lovely country feel, & has wonderful  home cooked food and cakes, served on Emma Bridgewater crockery. In the autumn they have lovely pumpkins and squashes. there is also free-range pork, bacon and sausages. Tea rooms closed over winter until May

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You can also walk or jog from the other end of Blakeney quay to Morston quay (avoid this walk at very high tides as it goes under water). This is a much shorter walk and takes about 20-30 minutes each way. There is a small tea , ice-cream & sweets bar at Morston for refreshment before the walk back. The Eccles Cakes are scrummy !

There is also a short circular walk around the National Trust grounds near the bird sanctuary, entrance just past the Manor Hotel which takes about 15-20 minutes. In autumn there is an abundance of blackberries, which make the most excellent blackberry jam. In Summer & Autumn you can also walk through to the Wiveton Hall Farm Shop and Tearooms. The path from Blakeney is permissive across the National Trust land at the bottom of back lane, and unfortunately dogs, even on leads are not encouraged.

 

My children's personal favourite walk is to walk from the quay, about half way up the High Street , down Little Lane (off to the right) , across the pastures field and to the Spar to buy sweets! This takes you past all the gorgeous cottages and lokes off the high street, as well as letting the kids burn off some energy running across the pastures. In summer the hollyhocks down the lokes are spectacular. If there still feeling energetic there is a children's playground and football fields across the main road next to the community centre.

 

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Eating Out in Blakeney North  Norfolk

 

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Seal trips with Bishops Boats

 

 

 

The Blakeney Delicatessen