Blakeney Freshmarsh and Friary Hills

Also known as The Freshes or Blakeney Grazing Marsh (GM).

As the name reflects this is an area of grazing marsh, meadows and reedbed within a sea wall which forms part of the North Norfolk Coast Path. It is part owned by the National Trust and part by local landowners and tenant farmers. It stretches from the River Glaven in the east to Blakeney Quay in the west. Best access is from the National Trust car park by Blakeney Quay from where you can walk round the Coast Path to Cley.

Friary Hills is the small hilly heath area to the south from where you can get superb views over the Freshes. It attracts migrants in spring and autumn. No dogs are allowed here.
Between the car park and the entrance to Friary Hills is the ‘Duck Pond’ which contains many exotic species.