S – Spits (Blakeney)

By webcoreadmin On April 22, 2014 · Add Comment · S – Spits (Blakeney)

The Spit at Blakeney is a National Nature Reserve, the point is visited by thousands each year on the ‘Seal Boats’ from Morston quay, however, many of these do not land and therefore your visit allows only to view from the open lifeboat type vessels. If you would like a more connecting experience with this unique landscape Barn & Beach recommend the ten mile round walk from Cley beach Norfolk Wildlife trust car park.

A challenging walk over the shingle spit for most of the way it can take its toll on the feet and legs, the last mile or so you are out on pure white sand, almost Caribbean in feel, until the North Sea breeze reminds you otherwise.

An aerial view of the Blakeney Spit
Blakeney Point

The Old Lifeboat House when reached offers excellent shelter to enjoy your packed lunch before heading right out onto the point to view at close range the vast seal colony (please note at certain times of the year this is not possible due to pup calving or ground nesting birds laying and sitting on their eggs). The National Trust can normally advise.

Things to take on this walk;
Rucksack, Stout Boots, Waterproofs, Sun-cream, Drinks, Packed Lunch, Binoculars, Camera and a refuse sack to bring anything that shouldn’t be there home.


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