The Village of Hickling in Norfolk

Picture (c) by John Ashley Photography

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 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.

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