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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

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