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(approx 60% within AONB)
A small village within The Broads National Park approximately 11 miles North West of Great Yarmouth.

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Illustration for Horsey

Horsey Windpump is a windpump or drainage windmill in the care of the National Trust in the village. The windpump was working until it was struck by lightning in 1943. It was acquired by the National Trust in 1948 from the Buxton Family and has been restored. The Buxton family continue to manage the estate, emphasising nature conservation. Because of this the estate has become an internationally important wildlife site. On the estate there are waymarked circular walks, the main one being the path via Brograve Mill, the walk provides great views across Horsey Mere and access to the beach at Horsey Gap.

Horsey Dunes is an extensive dune system on the east coast owned by the National Trust. It is sometimes known as Horsey Gap. To the south is the adjacent SSSI Winterton Dunes - it is possible to walk from one to the other.

The site is notable for a large colony of Grey Seals which breed there each winter.

The site, together with the adjoining Winterton Dunes, hosts the largest colonies of Dark Green Fritillary and Grayling butterflies in Norfolk. Other butterflies recorded from here in numbers include Small Copper and Common Blue.