The village of Hickling, lies within the Norfolk Broads
National Park in Norfolk. Hickling Broad is the largest
of the Norfolk Broads covering over 370 acres of open
water. A wonderful place to enjoy the rich abundance of
wildlife. Where visitors can explore nature trails on
foot or take a two hour trip on a traditional
reedlighter led by one of Hickling Broads wardens. Spot
a swallowtail butterfly, the largest butterfly in
Britain, or the Norfolk hawker dragonfly with its brown
body and vivid green eyes or the even rarer bird the
Or take to the water for a Norfolk Broads boating
holiday or stay in one of the static house boats.
The village of Hickling is surrounded by beautiful
countryside with quiet lanes which can be enjoyed by
both the walker and the cyclist. Cycle hire is
available at the Hickling Pleasure Boat Inn/Stores. The
area around here has a wealth of nature reserves and is
a popular destination for Ornithologists.
There are two village inns one of which is located down
by the waters edge. A regatta normally takes place at
Hickling during the summer months, with race events for
many different classes of boats, plus bank side events,
live music, barbecues with the emphasis on family fun.
The old church at Hickling has within it a carved coffin
that dates from Saxon times. Hickling Broad has its own
ghostly visitor - visit our Myths and
Legend pages to find out more.
Quiet golden sandy beaches can be found
at Waxham just 1.9 miles or 3km away.