Horsey Windpump

Horsey Windpump: Hours, Address, Horsey Windpump Reviews: 4.5/5

Horsey Windpump
4.5
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
About
Horsey Windpump is an iconic building with a fascinating past and the perfect gateway to experience the connection between man and nature. Standing sentinel over the mere and surrounding Broadland landscape, a climb to the top is rewarded with beautiful panoramic views of the surrounding countryside an opportunity not to be missed. Having been closed for extensive repairs and restoration since 2015, we are proud to be able to reopen this historic building again in 2019. Having been stood still and silent for over 75 years since 1943 when she was struck by lightning, she has been brought back to life and is now complete with a winding cap and turning sails bringing a whole new visitor experience to this wonderful Grade II* Listed Building. On site is also a tea room selling light refreshments, drinks, ice creams and a range of gifts and souvenirs.
Suggested duration
2-3 hours
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Sharon S
Christchurch, UK80 contributions
Windpump and walk
Jun 2021 • Couples
We almost didn't get to see this as sign at entrance said car park was full but we drove in any way and loads of spaces! Pleased we did as had a lovely afternoon. National trust property but no need to book. Only a very few let in at a time due to covid rules. Informative talk on entering and interesting video showing the dreadful floods of 1938 (I think). 64 steps to the top and steep so be aware. Fabulous views from the top. We watched the swallows ducking and diving into the building even straight through the door! Pleasant little cafe (only out door seats). We then did a lovely circuit walk, about 3 miles which Inc a convenient pub stop and would recommend visiting the church in the village, with its circular and octagonal tower and thatched roof. Only discovered later we could have so easily walked to horsey gap beach and seen the seals. No mention of this on the information panels.
Written June 17, 2021
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Bobbledog
Rochdale, UK404 contributions
Floods remembered.
May 2021 • Couples
A bit of fenland history well preserved and displayed. The history of the mill is well presented even though numbers of visitors are currently restricted and the only guide is at the door. We felt very welcome and grateful to The National Trust and staff for telling us about a bit of history the will no doubt repeat itself as climates change. The steps are steep and there is no assistance but the views are good if you can make it up the levels.
Written June 8, 2021
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sarah N
Dartford, UK68 contributions
just the place to be
May 2021
This was a National Trust wind pump, but we found no where to show our tickets for membership. The advertising said that there was a shop, but on arrival no shop except for icecreams and drinks. This was disappointing although understandable. The whole site was kept beautifully clan and it was wonderful to spend a little whileby the calm canals with the picturesque windmil.
Written June 7, 2021
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Michael S
3 contributions
Good location to walk from
May 2021
The windpump was open but fussy COVID measures make visiting difficult. Only small numbers allowed in at a time in allocated time slots. The windpump is small with very steep stairs inside. If you have small kids or struggle to do stairs it may not be for you.
Cafe outside is ok but quite pricey. There are a few picnic tables if you are a customer.
It's a good location for doing one of the many walks including to the beach. As a National Trust member it made sense to visit.
Written June 3, 2021
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Jill K
Kingston-upon-Hull, UK89 contributions
Peaceful
May 2021
Unfortunately the wind pump was closed for renovation when we visited but that didn't detract from our enjoyment. A map in the car park suggests walks of varying lengths in the area. We chose the shortest walk which was about 1km there and back. It was to the viewing area. No matter which walk or walks you choose I would definitely recommend this one. It's an easy walk which leads to an area that looks out over the mere. Several boats were sailing. We sat for a while simply enjoying the peace. When we finally dragged ourselves away we were gifted with the sight of a deer which we surprised as we stood up and later a crane taking off.

Some people have commented on the toilets. We found them to be exceptionally well kept and clean.
Written May 21, 2021
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Genna B
Peterborough, UK68 contributions
Great parking spot
Nov 2020
We love parking here and doing the walk to the beach. Cost is fair and gives us access to the loo. The cafe staff are super friendly and having a warm cup of tea is definitely a must for walking along an English beach. Windmill has been closed every time we come, hopefully we'll get in someday.

Love seeing the seals in the winter!!
Written May 14, 2021
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Andrew P
Boa Vista, Cape Verde2 contributions
Cafe - Poor Experience
May 2021 • Couples
Just a review on the cafe. Very disappointed, hot chocolate drinks were very cool and the ice cream portions were VERY small for the price which of course were high. Shop at the COOP in Hemsey and take it with you.
Written May 6, 2021
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masaccio
Huntingdon, UK1,849 contributions
Very pretty and handy for the beach
Dec 2020
If you are coming for a walk on the beach this is a great place to park if you are National Trust members and want an interesting walk. It’s a lovely spot to start and the walks around here spectacular
Written December 5, 2020
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tushar_pai
Milton Keynes, UK2,611 contributions
Closed but for the tearoom
Oct 2020 • Family
The wind pump is closed due to Covid but it is an NT site and the car park is free for members. A canal flows right next to it and there is a delightful tea room and a second hand bookshop. Toilets as well next to the car park which although not big, can accommodate about 50 cars.

A walk to Horsey beach will take you 30-40 minutes one away and they have provided directions.
Written October 28, 2020
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Catherine4381
Spetchley, UK55 contributions
A lovely two hour walk... muddy at times!
Oct 2020 • Family
We visited Horsey Basin this aft and followed the marked pathway around the water.... well it was so muddy at times but we made it part of the fun! A beautiful part of the world with some lovely views....we loved it and recommend it for the great outdoors
Written October 26, 2020
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