Safari on Foot - Natural Adaptation

Posted: November 30th 2020

by Will Clennell, Learning and Engagement Officer

In 2019, we decided that we wanted to offer visitors the opportunity to experience the National Nature Reserve at a different level and in greater depth than ever before. With 11 miles of coastline and almost 10,000 acres to explore, using a 4X4 vehicle would enable us to cover a great deal of ground, get off-road and, with the kind permission of the NNR Wardens, enter parts of the reserve that are usually off-limits to the public. These NNR Experience Days proved to be extremely successful and popular, with visitors travelling great distances to spend a day on the hugely diverse habitats we are lucky enough to have at Holkham. Then 2020 happened…

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Bringing Autumn's Nature to People

Posted: October 15th 2020

by Andy Bloomfield, Senior NNR Warden

As the nip in the air and the sound of Pink footed geese start to fill the skies, autumn heralds a shift in wildlife at Holkham. We’ve created some new access routes to the reed fringed scrub on the southern edge of the pinewoods for visitors to experience and enjoy autumn nature at its finest.

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Holkham's Head of Conservation scoops Sir Timothy Colman Award

Posted: October 06th 2020

by Jake Fiennes, Head of Conservation

Holkham’s Head of Conservation, Jake Fiennes, scoops Sir Timothy Colman Award and explains in his own words what it means to him.

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The Big Fountain Clean

Posted: September 29th 2020

by Ryan Mills, Houseman

Houseman Ryan talks us through the mammoth task of cleaning Holkham Hall’s iconic fountain. From algae removal with squeegees the size of brooms, to industrial pressure washing, and the mystery of the Dragon’s missing goatee…

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A New Species of Breeding Bird at Holkham

Posted: July 08th 2020

by Andy Bloomfield, NNR Warden

Holkham National Nature Reserve has had another new species added to its growing list of breeding birds, the Cattle Egret, a small, colourful member of the heron family.

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Holkham's Virtual Open Farm Sunday

Posted: June 07th 2020

​One of our favourite times of year is Open Farm Sunday, when our farming, conservation, gardens and gamekeeping teams get to chat with you, show you the animals we have on the estate and let you get up close to our farming machinery. So instead, while we are closed, the team has been popped in front of the camera by our Events Manager and Education Manager to make our homemade film telling you all about what they are up to at this time of year. Come and join us on the farm and in the park for a few minutes from the comfort of your sofa!

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Sunrise over the Nature Reserve

Posted: June 01st 2020

by Jonathan Holt

This really is one for the soul. A beautiful, uplifting, timelapse of the sun gently rising above the Holkham National Nature Reserve. Look out for the birdlife on the water and the cattle milling around. With thanks to Jonathan Holt, one of our wardens, for getting up so early to capture this.

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A Vulnerable Time for Wildlife

Posted: May 16th 2020

by Sue Penlington, Learning Team

As humans have stayed at home for the past few weeks, nature and wildlife have thrived. As we start to head outside again, now is the time to be cautious and aware of our vulnerable wildlife.

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