Hickling village is situated close to the Norfolk coastline whilst also being adjacent to Hickling Broad, the largest of the Norfolk Broads. The village is made up of two areas, namely Hickling Green and Hickling Heath, and they are both positioned alongside the river Thurne.
Local areas of interest include Hickling Mill windmill which dates back to 1818, Hickling Hall, Hickling Priory, St Mary’s 14th Century church, The Norfolk Wildlife Trust and numerous traditional Broads waterside thatched huts that are used for boat storage
Within easy reach is the beautifully restored Horsey Windpump (right) and adjacent Horsey Mere. Calthorpe Broad Nature Reserve is also well worth a visit.
Just three miles west of Hickling is Stalham. Positioned on the banks of the River Ant, the village remains a popular starting point for boating holidays with a number of boatyards situated there.