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“worth the walk”
Review of Horsey Windpump

Horsey Windpump
Ranked #3 of 3 things to do in Horsey
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Nuneaton, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
56 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“worth the walk”
Reviewed September 20, 2013

a visit to horsey windpump is a must if you are in the area, the warden was on hand to give information and then to walk over the marsh to the beach to see the seals sunbathing was a delight, although as usual these places do not make it easy to gain access if you are at all disabled or have a dog, but if you can just do it!

Visited September 2013
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Oxfordshire
Level 6 Contributor
113 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
“INteresting, especially if warden on site”
Reviewed September 13, 2013

The national Trust say: "The striking windpump provides stunning views over the coast and broadland landscape." but on a cold and cloudy Wednesday afternoon, I did wonder whether it was worth the climb. Obviously the answer is yes - heck it's only £2.50. All the workings are still in place and if the warden is there, he is a mine of information about the pump.

Definitely worth a visit if in the area, be aware that some of the steps are really steep and are more ladder than steps.

Visited September 2013
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Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“How to spend a wet Saturday.....”
Reviewed September 9, 2013

Before winter set in had to swim in the sea so I found a clean safe beach with lifeguards called Sea Palling in Norfolk. I got 8 swims in then it rained so we set off on a Nature boat trip on The Broads at Horsey. Ross, our guide, should have been on 'Countryfile' he was so knowledgeable and amusing. The children adored him as he joked with them about putting their life jackets on and he even allowed them to bring the boat up to the bank. We saw Marsh Harriers and sandpipers and there are Otters too. We then walked across the road and took a footpath to a wonderful beach which was full of seals. After an enjoyable beer at The Nelson, a very quirky pub nearby, we adjourned to the perfect B and B called Willow Tree Barns which is run by the best owners in the Business, John and Innes. Theybwere so welcoming and the locally sourced tbreakfasts were amazing...

Visited August 2013
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Wymondham, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Windpump, walks, cakes and seals!”
Reviewed September 2, 2013

We are NT members (and local) so visit here quite a lot, but it is not an expensive day/morning out anyway. The wind pump itself is a lovely historic building, my kids and OH climbed it but the stairs were too scary for me (woos!), there are lovely walks to be had along the river and around the surrounding fenland area and there is a very friendly and helpful man running the teashop. He told us about the walk down to the beach where you can see the seals, so beautiful with their big eyes watching you carefully as you walk along the beach. All in all a very varied day out!

Visited September 2013
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West Essex
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30 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“A Great Short Stop”
Reviewed August 29, 2013

Exellent destination for a short stop. Good tea room helpful and informative staff good clean toilets. You can walk to Horsey Beach ( 35mins) from here and watch the seals.

Visited August 2013
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