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New all-weather trail means more people can explore Blickling

The National Trust has opened a new all-weather, multi-use trail at Blickling. Picture: NationalTrust/Antonia Gray

The National Trust has opened a new all-weather, multi-use trail at Blickling. Picture: NationalTrust/Antonia Gray

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A new all-weather, multi-use trail has opened to allow more people to explore the Blickling Estate whatever the season.

The route offers a new four-mile safe off-road path through the historic park and farmland.

It follows existing paths for all but 800m, with a new stretch completing a circular loop that avoids roads.

Stuart Banks, countryside manager at Blickling, said: “With more families visiting Blickling, it’s important for us to provide a safe place for them to enjoy the wider estate.

“Cycling is an activity that the whole family can enjoy and this provides an easy, safe route to get them started.

“It’s a traffic-free environment, and has an all-weather surface that’s suitable for pushchairs and buggies too.”

Many areas of the trail that had previously been muddy or pot-holed have also been repaired, which has made the park more accessible even in the wettest weather.

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