Extensive area of saltmarsh, vegetated shingle, dunes and grazing marsh. Wide open spaces and uninterrupted views of the natural and dynamic coastline make for an inspiring visit to Blakeney, at any time of the year.
The moving tides, covering pristine saltmarsh or exposing the harbour, combined with the varying light of Norfolk’s big skies, create an ever-changing scene.
Blakeney Point, within Blakeney National Nature Reserve, is a 4 mile long sand and shingle spit. Sand dunes have formed over hundreds of years on the shingle ridge and form a rare habitat valuable for unusual plants, insects, birds and seals.
The surrounding landscape of saltmarsh, mudflats and freshwater marsh shape the rest of the National Nature Reserve. These differing habitats host their own diverse range of special wildlife. The saltmarsh, mudflats, sand dunes and shingle ridges are all in a constant state of flux, adapting to the forces of nature shaping this ever-changing coastline.
There is a walk for everyone in North Norfolk. Whether it be along our beautiful unspoilt often empty stretches of sand or following sections of The Peddars Way or coastal paths. Whether you choose to walk to one of our fantastic local pubs, or back past our beautiful Churches or atmospheric windmills, each route has something special to offer. In Summertime there are all the attractions of the beautiful British summer, but in Winter it is often even more magical, as you walk virtually alone in the most stunning landscapes with our famous Big Sky.
Walking North Norfolk is a website featuring hundreds of free walks to download, details of all the books, maps and walking clubs in the county.
Site of Special Scientific Interest
Wiveton Downs is a registered Site of Special Scientific Interest and a local nature reserve of both geological and wildlife interest and is within easy reach of Manor Farm Holiday Barns.
The site is elevated above the surrounding countryside giving excellent views over the village of Wiveton and the North Norfolk Coast, a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.