Holkham Estate

August 26, 2016

Holkham Estate welcomes responsible horse riders to the wide open expanse of Holkham beach.

In addition to the sandy beach there are areas that are special for wildlife but vulnerable and easily damaged.

Please help us to protect this internationally important nature reserve by observing the following:-

Access to the beach is from the end of Lady Anne’s Drive by following the white arrows on the marker posts. This route takes you directly to the beach and safely through the dunes and developing saltmarsh that are very easily damaged. Always return by the same route.

Once on the beach, horses may be ridden anywhere on the sand but below the high tide mark. Please do not ride beyond the beach huts at Wells as it can be very busy, especially in the summer.

At certain times for the year small areas of shingle are fencing off to protect rare ground nesting birds such as terns and ringed plover. To help protect the nesting area for the birds please avoid the fragile shingle ridges even when there are no fences.

Riding is not permitted on the sand dunes, shingle ridges, saltmarsh or within the pines under any circumstance.

There is strictly no access for horses across the Burnham Overy Channel to Scolt Head Island.

Opening Times
April to September the car park is open 6am to 9pm.
October to March the car park is open 6am to 6pm.
Overnight parking is not allowed.

Parking Charge
Horseboxes and long vehicles: £12.00

To find out more visit www.holkham.co.uk