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Hickling Broad

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Lovely to visit on a nice day.

Need to have good mobility though as not much to see from the car, best to see from a boat which we... read more

Reviewed 10 September 2018
North Yorkshire, United Kingdom

We had a two hour trip with a guide. The boats only take twelve people and we had to book a few... read more

Reviewed 1 September 2018
Peterborough, United Kingdom
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“nature reserve”(18 reviews)
“boat trip”(38 reviews)
This small lake is said to be haunted by a young soldier during the Napoleonic War, who crossed it to meet his beloved, but met his icy death in its bone-chilling waters instead.
Hickling NR12 OBW, England
+44 1692 598276
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Reviewed 10 September 2018

Need to have good mobility though as not much to see from the car, best to see from a boat which we found very easy to use (Age 75 and disabled}

Thank bendaw73
Reviewed 1 September 2018 via mobile

We had a two hour trip with a guide. The boats only take twelve people and we had to book a few days in advance. We visited two hides and a look-out tower (the highlight of the trip). It was a lovely way to pass...More

1  Thank N D
Reviewed 30 August 2018

There is a fantastic B&B nearby called Dairy Barns, we stayed just for one night and hired a boat the next day. Hickling also has a nature reserve with a visitors centre by the broad.

1  Thank lindsaywakelin2016
Reviewed 26 August 2018

Great place to have a long walk out and about with nature. Plenty to see and also to get away from it all. Will be back

Thank JohnBsTrips
Reviewed 21 August 2018

Lovely to recharge the batteries. Beautiful reed beds, well designed hides that blend into the landscape due to their little thatched roofs. Enormous amounts of swans, ducks, dragonflies and a wonderful sighting of a marsh harrier. So many butterflies and wonderful silence. Unfortunately we didn't...More

Thank LDSDBunnies
Reviewed 3 August 2018

A lovely place to spend some time relaxing sitting beside the water. The pub that is there is a very peasant place to have a drink or a meal.

Thank Chrissy B
Reviewed 18 July 2018

Takes an hour and a bit to get to any of the "interesting" places, so a day-boat will need to be for three hours or more

Thank CliffL
Reviewed 17 July 2018

This Norfolk Wildlife Trust Reserve is a delight for walkers, bird-watchers, solitude seekers - and many between. The reeds whisper and keep their tales; the birds swoop silently or screech triumphantly as the water laps the sides of many paths. The bird hides are a...More

Thank Zephney
Reviewed 6 July 2018

We went for a wildlife boat trip in the Hickling Reserve as part of our work retreat in June. The experience was amazing, from the time when I first enquired by email about availability, organisation and prices (thanks Jacqui), to the welcome and information provided...More

Thank IWishITravelMore
Reviewed 5 July 2018 via mobile

This broad, the largest, offers so much. There were adults and children learning to sail, and having great fun. We just gaze over the water, and enjoy the sky, sunsets, geese, swans, etc. Last night, John, a guide, took us round the water and some...More

Thank Barrie L
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Dave P
27 September 2017|
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Response from valerie b | Reviewed this property |
Hi Dave, Yes you should be fine with your dog. It would be better to keep the dog on its lead perhaps. Hope you enjoy kind regds
23 August 2017|
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Response from 111jacqueline | Reviewed this property |
It is right behind the shop easy to find.
Mary B
16 April 2017|
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Response from Stew-46 | Reviewed this property |
It is £4 for non members of the Norfolk Wildlife Trust, free to members.