The Lake at Holkham
The lake, for the most part, follows the line of the original tidal creek, which was dammed and excavated to create what is now a very large and beautiful stretch of water. It is a haven to wildlife. The Nature Trail follows the line of the freshwater lake and has 28 information panels full of interesting facts about the plants, insects and animals to be found here. For a chance to explore Holkham’s watery world, why not hire a rowing boat, canoe or kayak?
Monday 3rd July to Tuesday 5th September, daily 10am-4.30pm (last hire 3.30pm). *Please be aware that the cycle hire centre will be closed on 22nd and 23rd July for Holkham Country Fair.
Opening times may vary in poor weather, please telephone to avoid disappointment on 01328 713071.
This is one of the country’s strongest sports and you can come and get some of the action here at Holkham. The lake is over a mile long with a couple of islands for added challenge to your boat handling. Each boat seats up to five people.
Prices: 30 minutes £8, 1 hour £14
Our Canadian canoes are great for a Ray Mears’ style adventure around the lake. Suitable for adults and children, this historical mode of transport has barely changed in thousands of years and is still widely used today for recreation and for hunting and fishing. Each canoe seats two to three people.
Prices: 30 minutes £7, 1 hour £12
If you are ready for a great splash about then this is the activity for you. Each kayak seats one person and the sheltered lake is the perfect place for this activity. Our kayaks are suited to novice paddlers and the trick is to start gently.
Prices: 30 minutes £6, 1 hour £10