National Trust – Blakeney National Nature Reserve

Visiting the Blakeney National Nature Reserve

As a leading Norfolk holiday cottage agency and holiday experience makers, we have in-depth knowledge about what’s on your doorstep when you choose one of our North Norfolk holiday cottages for your coastal break.

We recommend paying a visit to the National Trust Blakeney National Nature Reserve when staying in one of our Blakeney and Cley-next-the-Sea holiday cottages, a perfect day out for those who love a good walk and beautiful views.

The National Trust

The National Trust is the biggest conservation charity in Europe. They work to protect and care for the most beautiful of locations so people and nature can thrive.

Under the National Trust, you can explore and learn about hundreds of houses, nature reserves, objects, coastlines, countrysides and green spaces.

Blakeney National Nature Reserve

Blakeney National Nature Reserve is located at the heart of the Norfolk Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. For beautiful wide open spaces and uninterrupted views of the beautiful North Norfolk coastline, you will want to visit this excellent nature reserve.

The four mile long shingle spit of Blakeney Point provides protection for Blakeney Harbour and its surrounding saltmarshes, while also offering the perfect habitat for residential and migratory wildlife.

National Trust - Blakeney National Nature Reserve

Blakeney Freshes

Some of the 160 hectares of freshwater grazing marsh is closed for public access to allow for grazing, but this important area for breeding birds and over-wintering wildfowl is popular with birdwatchers and ramblers alike. The National Trail Norfolk Coast Path goes around the perimeter and gives spectacular elevated views of the Blakeney Freshes.

Friary Hills

Kept as a dog-free zone, so remember to take your pooch elsewhere if you’ve brought them on your trip with you. Found to the east of Blakeney village, you’ll love the small area known as Friary Hills.

This site is a mixture of grassland, trees and gorse, overlooking the Blakeney Freshes. Bring a picnic and your family for the perfect scenic lunch out on the Norfolk Coast.

Stiffkey Salt Marshes

Acquired by the National Trust in 1976, Stiffkey Salt Marshes offer huge horizons and vast open expanses. This area is an important conservation area for breeding birds, and is protected nationally and internationally. This area of the Blakeney National Nature Reserve is perfect for those looking for breathtaking views and sightings of birds.

Stay Nearby

Cley is one of Norfolk’s most charming coastal villages, and Blakeney is another favourite destination brought to life through its quaint cottage architecture, colourful homes and busy harbour.

National Trust - Blakeney National Nature Reserve

Loke House

Our beautiful Loke House holiday cottage is situated in the lovely Cley-next-the-Sea area.

There’s enough room for 8 guests across 4 bedrooms, and is completely pet-friendly. Get ready for your day exploring Blakeney National Nature Reserve without queuing for the shower as this property has 3 bathrooms!

Book Your Next Holiday Cottage Break With Us

Interested in staying in one of our Blakeney and Cley-Next-The-Sea holiday cottages? Learn more about things to do in Blakeney and Cley, places to eat and drink, and if you have any further questions please get in contact with our friendly team who are on hand to help. We hope to see you very soon.