Broadland District

Blicking Bluebells

Bluebells at Blickling

06.05.2016 | 0 |  0  

Blickling is a fantastic place to find bluebells at this time of year and it is my number one place in Norfolk to photograph them. You only have to walk through the Great Wood to soon discover them all around you.

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Fosty Thurne Windpump

Frosty Thurne

19.02.2016 | 0 |  0  

I had wanted to get some winter shots for a while and so far we haven’t had many what I would call cold or frosty days. So keeping an eye on the forecast and it looked like an opportunity would present itself at Thurne.

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Misty Thurne Windpump

Misty Thurne

02.11.2015 | 0 |  2 

I got up very early yesterday morning in the hope of capturing some misty shots of Thurne Windpump and St Benet’s Level Drainage Mill.

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Thurne Dyke Drainage Mill

Thurne Dyke Drainage Mill – Summer

08.06.2015 | 0 |  3 

What I thought was going to a clear evening at Thurne turned out to be a partially cloudy evening instead. As the sun started to set the low level clouds started to get darker and with the rays of sunlight shining through all added to make the scene look very dramatic.

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Blickling Hall

Blickling Estate

12.05.2015 | 0 |  3 

After Saturdays visit to Blickling Hall, I seriously under estimated the scale of the estate and the time required to walk around it. So today I found a Blickling estate walk guide on the National Trust website that shows a route around the estate that takes two hours to walk.

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Thurne Dkye Drainage Mill - In Motion

Thurne Dyke Drainage Mill – In Motion

10.05.2015 | 0 |  3 

It’s not often you get to see the windpump at Thurne moving but luckily today, they had a mill in motion open day. The gentleman guide explained how the mill operates and what the each part does.

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Blickling Hall

Blickling Hall

09.05.2015 | 0 |  1 

The weather hasn’t been great over the last week and it wasn’t much better this weekend, although it was forecast to be sunny at last light this evening. For a while, I have wanted to photograph some bluebells in some woodland and know they appear to be blooming about now.

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Thurne Dkye Drainage Mill - Spring

The River Thurne – Spring

04.04.2015 | 0 |  4 

These photos of Thurne Dkye Drainage Mill, St Benet’s Level Drainage Mill and boats on the River Thurne, were snapped in early April one evening as I was walking along the River Thurne just before and during sunset.

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Thurne Drainage Dyke

Thurne Dkye Drainage Mill – Winter

08.02.2015 | 0 |  5 

The Thurne Dkye Drainage Mill is located at the head of the staithe in the small broadland village of Thurne. Built in 1820 by England’s of Ludham the mills sails were uprated to patent sails with a fantail in 1835. In 1919 the cap of mill was blown off in strong winds.

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St Benet's Level Drainage Mill

St Benet’s Level Drainage Mill – Winter

08.02.2015 | 0 |  6 

St Benet’s Level Drainage Mill near to Ludham sits on the bank of the River Thurne. The mill originally built in 1775 has had an interesting history being modified and later blown down in the 1890s.

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Reedham Swing Bridge

Reedham

23.08.2014 | 0 |  2 

Reedham is a village located on the River Yare. Reedham is only handful of places left that has a fully operational railway swing bridge.

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Thurne Dkye Drainage Mill - Spring

Thurne Dkye Drainage Mill – Spring

14.05.2014 | 0 |  2 

The Thurne Dkye Drainage Mill is located at the head of the staithe in the small broadland village of Thurne. Built in 1820 by England’s of Ludham the mills sails were uprated to patent sails with a fantail in 1835. In 1919 the cap of mill was blown off in strong winds.

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