The Village of Hickling in Norfolk
A visitors guide to the village of
Hickling, which 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 Bittern.
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
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
pages to find out more. Quiet golden sandy beaches
can be found at Waxham just 1.9 miles or 3km away.
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