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Hickling Broad

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Fabulous place

We had an amazing visit today. We did the 2 hour boat tour and were really impressed with the tour... read more

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Helen L
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Morning out

We spend a very pleasant morning walking around three of the designated routes. This is one of the... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Hastings, United Kingdom
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“nature reserve”(18 reviews)
“boat trip”(41 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
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We had an amazing visit today. We did the 2 hour boat tour and were really impressed with the tour, the knowledge and the sightings. Highly recommend! The people in the visitors centre are super friendly and helpful. The reserve has so many species to...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Helen L
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We spend a very pleasant morning walking around three of the designated routes. This is one of the oldest broads & well worth a visit. £4.50 each was good vfm. On a nice day, like we had, a great place to visit & relax.

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed September 10, 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}

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Bernard D
Reviewed September 1, 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

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank 318nd
Reviewed August 30, 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.

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank lindsaywakelin2016
Reviewed August 26, 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

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank JohnBsTrips
Reviewed August 21, 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

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank LandSd
Reviewed August 3, 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.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank 175chrissyb
Reviewed July 18, 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

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank CliffL
Reviewed July 17, 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

Date of experience: May 2018
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Dave P
September 27, 2017|
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Response from Beimpressed | Reviewed this property |
If your dog can swim then Yes
August 23, 2017|
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Response from 111jacqueline | Reviewed this property |
It is right behind the shop easy to find.
Mary B
April 16, 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.