Horsey in Norfolk is home to a huge Seal population, It's a fantastic place to visit and a fabulous opportunity to see these beautiful animals in their natural habitat.
We will leave London and head up to Norfolk in our Land Rover. We will also stop off at Horsey Windpump (Windmill) which makes for a great pic of two.
Pickup point: North Greenwich Underground Station.
Depart 08:30. Aim to arrive at North Greenwich underground Station at 0815, the pickup point is a 7min walk from the exit, i will email detailed location instructions nearer the day as there are construction works taking place.
0830 - Depart North Greenwich and take a leisurely drive up to Horsey Gap in Norfolk where we will arrive around 11am.
You will have ample time at Horsey to explore at your own pace and watch the seals, take photographs etc. This is a relaxed day out, and because we are a small group there is a degree of flexibility. People are free to go off and explore on their own if they wish or we can stay together.
The walk from the Car Park to the Seals is about 20 minutes and is across sand dunes, so although no fitness level is required, there will be some unsteady ground.
We will head to Horsey Windpump on our return Journey and a little explore of this fab looking structure. (entry inside the wind pump is not included, but we will explore the outside)
Depart Norfolk around 4:30pm.
7pm arrive back at North Greenwich.
Times are estimates and are of course traffic dependant.
Please note, the Seals are not to be approached and are to be observed from a safe distance. At this time of year, the mothers are protective of their young, and if a mother feels threatened then there is a risk of her crushing her own pup if she tries to ward off potential threats.
It has also been known for the mothers to abandon their pups if humans approach, this is obviously not good.
It goes without saying that the safety of the seals paramount.
What to bring:
Packed Lunch & Drinks
Binoculars (I will have some if you don’t have any)
Suitable Footwear for walking on Sand Dunes
Money for cake & other refreshments if you wish.
(Please don’t bring large bags, a day pack/rucksack is ideal)
Donation to Friends of Horsey Seals (Volunteer wardens)
Pick Up & Return to London in a Luxury Land Rover.
Licensed and Insured Private Hire Driver & Vehicle.
Parking Fees in Norfolk.
Road Trip Sweets!
What’s not Included:
Personal Insurance - Covering you for Cancellation, accidents, Emergency Evacuation, Loss, theft & Damage to Baggage and Property.
Entry inside the Windpump. We will walk around the grounds for free
FULL Refund if cancelled 7 or more days prior.
50% Refund if Cancelled between 6-2 days Prior.
No Refund if cancelled less than 48hours notice.