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?
This is one of the country’s strongest sports and you can come and get some action here at Holkham. The mile-long lake has a couple of islands for added challenge to your boat handling. Each boat seats up to five people.
Price: 30 minutes £12, 1 hour £18*
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 up to three people.
Price: 30 minutes £10, 1 hour £16*
If you are ready for a great splash about then this is the activity for you. There are kayaks seating one or two people and the sheltered lake is the perfect place for this activity. Our kayaks are suited for the novice paddler and the trick is to start gently.
Price for single kayak: 30 minutes £8, 1 hour £14*
Price for double kayak: 30 minutes £10, 1 hour £16*
*Payment should be made at the jetty. Please note that we are only able to take cash payments.