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A Wild Goose Chase with Nick Acheson


Spend time with conservationist and environmentalist Nick Acheson on a very special afternoon around the Holkham National Nature Reserve in the company of pink footed geese and other priceless wildlife.

One of the greatest wild spectacles in the UK is the annual arrival of hundreds of thousands of migrant Arctic geese. The Norfolk coast is especially blessed, with up to 100,000 pink-footed geese, and the largest roosts are right here at Holkham.

Nick has appeared on BBC’s Winterwatch, Radio 4 Today, Channel 4 News and regularly speaks on BBC Radio Norfolk. He is a North Norfolk native and charts a winter spent with Holkham’s geese in his book The Meaning of Geese, signed hardback copies of which will be available to purchase on the day.

Event details

7th January


2 – 4pm

Meet at The Lookout, Lady Anne’s Drive

Complimentary parking at Lady Anne’s Drive

Assistance dogs only

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Attic Tours of Holkham Hall

Most Wednesdays

Accompanied by an expert guide, our behind-the-scenes tours exploring the hidden passages and the servants’ stairs of Holkham Hall take you right up to the highest tower rooms and attics.

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Holkham Village by the sea walking tour

Thursdays 6th and 20th June, 4th and 18th July, 19th September

It is all too easy to just pass through Holkham Village on the way to the beach or Holkham Park, but this traditional estate village is absolutely full of fascinating history, interesting buildings and wonderful stories of the people who’ve lived here over the centuries.

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Every Saturday

A free, fun, and friendly weekly 5k community event. Walk, jog, run, volunteer or spectate – it’s up to you!

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Deer and Wildlife Safari

May half term, weekends in June and October, October half term

Hop aboard our tractor-trailer for a whistle-stop journey around Holkham deer park. Sit tight while our knowledgeable guides tell you all about the resident herd of Fallow Deer that call Holkham home.

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Painting the Walled Garden Oil Painting Workshop

18th and 19th May or 22nd and 23rd June

Join artist Bryony Knight for an oil painting workshop based in Holkham’s beautiful Walled Garden.

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