There’s something new at Holkham...
The 800,000 people who visit the spectacular Holkham National Nature Reserve on the north Norfolk coast every year now have somewhere to learn about the nature on the site, buy a drink and something to eat and spend a penny
The Lookout, designed by architects Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios to fit sympathetically into the landscape, has been officially opened by Andrew Sells, chair of Natural England.
Holkham Estate’s managing director, Peter Mitchell, says; “The Lookout already feels embedded in the landscape. It is a wonderful opportunity for us to raise awareness of the valuable conservation work on the Holkham National Nature Reserve and how visitors can play their part.”
Inside the building visitors can find out about the reserve through a variety of visual, interactive and informative interpretations, along with three television screens highlighting the wildlife to be seen from photos and video footage. Outside, high-tide times are displayed and the reserve’s bird sightings are displayed. The reserve’s wardens and estate’s education team will be planning engagement events to inspire and educate visitors.
The catering facility is committed to reducing single-use plastic using 100% plant-based compostable packaging. Visitors can purchase a ‘cup for life’ with drinks. A central sculpture of reeds created by local blacksmiths at Holkham Forge on the estate, will supply free water.
The stylish new Lookout at Holkham