Fallow Deer

Holkham Hall Estate - Deer and Birds

Event info

Holkham Hall estate: This is a stunning location on the North Norfolk coast and at the heart of a thriving 25.000-acre estate. Holkham is described as an exceptional place, rich in history, architecture, and wildlife. The seat of the Earl of Leicester, this elegant 18th century mansion is still very much a lived-in family home. 

The estate is basically split into 2: with the Hall and grounds on one side of the A149 and the Nature Reserve and beach down Lady Anne’s Drive on the opposite side.

During the morning we will concentrate on photographing the large herd of Fallow Deer and hopefully see some ruts. After lunch we will move to Lady Anne Drive to explore wildlife and flora & fauna

There is a Courtyard Café nearby the Hall where you can normally buy food and drink, alternatively you can bring your own picnic.

Meeting point: We will meet in the Hall and Gardens car park at 10am (if you are coming from the direction of Wells-next-the-Sea you turn left off the A149 and turn right if coming from the other direction. You continue down the estate road for about a mile and then you will approach the car park. The parking ticket costs £9 per day, but that enables you to park in the grounds and down Lady Anne Drive.

Fitness level and safety: Some of the Fallow Deer are nearby the car park but within half a mile there will be lots of photographic opportunities. During the afternoon you may be looking to walk a mile or so.

Camera and Lenses: A 100-400 lens or similar will be ideal for photographing the deer and work reasonably well in the afternoon, although a lens with more reach would be beneficial in the afternoon.

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Event Organiser

Nick Bowman


Venue Information

Car Park £9 per day




Holkham Hall

Holkham Rd


NR23 1AB

Holkham Hall