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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. The Hall and grounds have several photographic opportunities: Hall, Temple, Church, Icehouse, Monument, walled garden, Field to Fork experience, lake, and a large herd of fallow deer and we will be visiting in the rutting season. The Nature Reserve on the opposite side of the road has an area of Pine trees and a couple of hides (may not be open). The vast beach with sand dunes has regularly been voted one of the best beaches in the UK.
There are 3 RPS Leaders: Liz Akers, Nick Akers, and Nick Bowman. We will all spend the morning in the grounds of the Hall and during the afternoon those of you that would like to visit the nature reserve/beach can do so. We will split up into smaller groups so that you can focus on the activities that you prefer, although we should have enough time to cover most of these. There is a Courtyard Café nearby the Hall where we can normally buy food and drink, alternatively you can bring your own picnic. Note: I will provide you with an update on the take-out/eat-in food & drink offering a few days before the trip along with a risk assessment for you to read.
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 £4 per day, but there is an additional cost if you visit the nature reserve / beach in the afternoon. 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 Hall and visit the 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.
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.
Event Organiser: Nick Bowman email: email@example.com phone: 07976 642189
- You can find out more about Holkham Hall estate by visiting their website: holkham.co.uk