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Horsey Mere and Windpump

Location: East coast 12 miles north of Great Yarmouth on B1159 south of Horsey village
Postcode: NR29 4EF; Grid Ref: TG 457222

Where the eastern outlier of Norfolk Coast AONB uniquely overlaps the Broads designation on the east coast of Norfolk. Regarded for its internationally important wildlife it’s also a great place for walking and bird watching throughout the year. A short, easy access walk from the car park alongside the moorings as the boats come and go to the iconic windpump and the Mere. A seasonal boat trip operates out onto the Mere, there’s even extended walks including around the adjoining marsh and farmland to Horsey village and another out to the coast.

Getting there

Public transport: Currently only to nearby villages

Cycling or walking:  Within easy reach of new England Coast Path and on the Norfolk Coast Cycleway


Compact site providing good accessible path to all facilities, sensory garden and seating throughout the site.


Parking: National Trust car park with charge for non-members open all year dawn to dusk

Toilets:  Are adjacent car park, includes disabled and baby-changing facilities open dawn to dusk all year

Refreshments:  On site the Staithe Stores offers refreshments, Nelson’s Head PH in nearby Horsey can be walked too via a concessionary footpath.

Information and interpretation:  Managed by the National Trust this compact visitor area is easy to explore with good information, seasonal boat trips onto Horsey Mere can provide additional insight into the Broads and then the windpump itself. 2017 note: Windpump restoration is being carried out and may be closed to the public to enjoy the wide panoramic views – check with National Trust for latest news www.nationaltrust.org.uk/horsey-windpump/projects/restoring-horsey-windpump

Dogs: On leads.

Cost:  Parking fee for non-National Trust members

Opening times:  Site open all year

Contact: National Trust Horsey on 01263 740241, email: [email protected] or at National Trust Horsey


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