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Barnham Broom

Norfolk, England

Walk 14 - Horsey Mere Estate Walk walking and hiking route


Walk Instructions

Start/car parking - Horsey Windpump Car Park NR29 4EE Refreshments - Horsey Windpump Tea Room (next to where this walk begins) The Nelson Head – Traditional Country Pub NR29 4AD Tel: 01493 393378 Poppylands Tea Room – NR29 4EQ Tel: 01493 393393 Horsey Gap Beach Carpark Caravan Café (in season)

This is a circular, wildlife walk that takes you alongside part of Horsey Mere. The walk will take you through ancient wetlands, marsh land and reed beds that all contribute to a perfect habitat and haven for wildlife. Keep an eye out for Marsh Harriers, Bitterns, Grey Herons and Cranes. It is also home to the UK’s largest and rarest butterfly, the Swallowtail. Chinese Water Deer and Red Deer also thrive here.

1 - From the National Trust Windpump car park head towards the Staithe and Horsey Mere. Boats are often moored alongside.

2 - Follow the path along the Staithe towards Horsey Mere. Keeping the Mere on your left, continue to Lady’s Hill then turn right heading north.

3 - Follow the flood bank further around the Mere until you arrive at a large drainage dyke called Waxham Cut.

4 - Head north with the dyke on your left and continue straight until you reach a derelict wind pump called, Brograve Mill.

5 - At the Mill, turn right and walk along the edge of the field. Cross over a stile and wooden foot bridge. Continue in the same direction until you reach houses at Horsey Corner.

6 - When you reach the road turn a right and a left between the houses and continue onto a narrow path into a field, walking alongside the edge and turn right when you reach a hedge.

7 - The grass track joins a road and continues past houses and the Horsey Church All Saints. Follow this road round to the left until you reach the main road B1159.

8 - Carefully cross over the B1159 and turn left into a field and walk along the edge. Reach a small lane in the corner of a sharp left hand bend. Continue past cottages with the Nelson’s Head pub on your left.

9 - Another 100m further on you will see a wide path on your right. Follow this to the end when the path meets and field. Cross over a stile and turn right.

10 - You will then be heading straight back to the Windpump and National Trust carpark and facilities.


Disclaimer: This route was correct at time of writing. However, alterations can happen if development or boundary changes occur, and there is no guarantee of permanent access. These walks have been published for use by site visitors on the understanding that neither HPB Management Limited nor any other person connected with Holiday Property Bond is responsible for the safety or wellbeing of those following the routes as described. It is walkers' own responsibility to be adequately prepared and equipped for the ‎level of walk and the weather conditions and to assess the safety and accessibility of the walk.


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