This event has been cancelled due to the COVID 19 outbreak
Holkham Hall estate: 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 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. The Hall and grounds have several photographic opportunities: Hall, Temple, Church, Ice House, Monument, walled garden, Field to Fork experience, lake, and a large herd of fallow deer. The Nature Reserve on the opposite side of the road has an area of Pine trees and a couple of hides (the 2 hides are about 1 mile / 2mile round trips). The vast beach with sand dunes has regularly been voted one of the best beaches in the UK.
We will spend the morning at the Hall and gardens and in the afternoon, we will visit the nature reserve and beach. There is a Courtyard Café nearby the Hall where we can buy food and drink, alternatively you can bring your own picnic.
Location: Holkham Hall is situated just off the A149 near Wells-next-the-Sea. The postcode is NR23 1RH.
Meeting point: We will meet in the Hall and Gardens car park around 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 £8 per day, but you can use the same ticket in the afternoon when we park near the beach. The cost of the car park ticket enables you to photograph most of the above-mentioned places, but there is an additional cost to go inside the visit Hall and Field and Fork experience.
Fitness level and safety: If you would like to photograph all the buildings and the herd of Fallow Deer this will involve walking 2/3 miles, but of course you can stay nearer the main Hall and still have plenty to photograph. During the afternoon you can walk about a mile to visit the beach and Pine wood, and further if you want to visit one of the 2 hides.
Camera and Lenses: For this event a 24-105 lens or similar would be ideal for landscape shots but a lens 300mm+ would be useful if you would like to photograph the deer herd.
Entry to Holkham Hall prices - Note there are costs to park and enter that are not covered in the RPS ticket price. For costs click here