David Allsop - My Favourite Holkham Story

Posted: May 12th 2020

by David Allsop, Holkham Stories

David Allsop, from the Holkham Stories Experience, shares his favourite Holkham Story - that of the Coke hat.

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Holkham Stories Competition

Posted: May 01st 2020

by Emma Bushell, Marketing

In these strange times of isolation, many of us are turning to happy memories or day-dreaming of making new ones. To celebrate ‘National Share a Story’ month this May, we are encouraging you to turn these into your own Holkham Story. Be it fictional or real life, comedy or tragedy, we’d love you to share your story with us.

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Scrumptious Rhubarb Scones from the Courtyard Café

Posted: April 07th 2020

by Emma Bushell, Marketing

Let’s get baking with one of Mandy’s delicious recipes from the Courtyard Café Kitchen.

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Pinkfeet Horizons

Posted: March 10th 2020

by Andy Bloomfield, NNR Warden

There is one species of bird that is truly synonymous with Holkham both in recent times and the past and that is the Pink-footed Goose. When it was recognised as a distinct species that nested in Greenland and Iceland, it was at Holkham in 1841 where the first one was identified within Norfolk.

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Nature Reserve Experience - A Unique View of Amazing Habitats

Posted: September 18th 2019

by Will Clennell, Learning and Engagement Coordinator

No two visits to the Holkham National Nature Reserve are ever the same and this year, visitors have had the unique opportunity to partake in a number of personal, guided tours visiting parts of the nature reserve from Burnham Overy Staithe through to Stiffkey, including many areas closed to the public. In this blog, our knowledgable guide, Will, talks you through a recent Nature Reserve Experience Day.

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Bringing Birds to the People

Posted: June 19th 2019

by Andy Bloomfield, NNR Warden

With the inspiring focal point for interpretation and refreshments that we now have in the Lookout, it is worth talking about some of the recent wildlife sightings that have been viewed from there. Nestled beside the old sea wall close to the beach entrance at Lady Anne’s Drive, the building allows a vista of the grazing marshes as well as sightings of birds on the reed fringed lagoon just outside the window.

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The Big Farmland Bird Count

Posted: April 21st 2019

by Andrew Bloomfield

This February the estate became involved with the National Farmer’s Union’s Big Farmland Bird Count, a nationwide initiative (open to all farmers and landowners) to assess the number of farmland birds using given areas in any one week during the month. The bird count proved not only fun for those undertaking the counts but also helped us to work out how good some areas were for attracting large numbers of birds and how other areas were very impoverished.

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Managing reedbed at Holkham National Nature Reserve

Posted: April 09th 2019

by Paul Eele

Find out about the importance of managing the reedbeds on the National Nature Reserve.

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