Welcome to Hickling

Hickling is a small village set in the beautiful surroundings of the Norfolk Broads and based on the edge of Hickling broad. Its origins may date back as far as the Bronze age and is referred to in the Domesday book as Hikelinga and being held by the freeman Godwin prior to 1066.

As well as the broad we have two village Inns, a church and chapel, a small primary school and a wonderful nature reserve. We have facilities for sailors, canoeists, wild life enthusiasts and photographers. We also have a recently built Village hall “Hickling Barn”, all set in tranquil and relaxing surroundings.

Please scroll down to find out the latest news from the Parish Council and take your time to explore.

18th August Annual Parish Walk + Church Tower opening.

Annual Parish Walk + Church Tower opening + Litter Pick Sunday 18th August

Just a quick reminder that we will be conducting the annual Parish Walk on Sunday (18th August) at 2pm starting at the village sign. We will also be doing a litter pick along the way, equipment will be provided for anyone wishing to help. Everyone is welcome to join us including dogs on leads, and there will be a variety of routes which you can walk.

St Marys Church Tower will also be open (2-4pm) where you can view the bells, one of the heaviest sets of five in the world, and have a go at chiming them.

Refreshments will be available at The Barn afterwards, and you can catch the end of the cricket! We look forward to seeing you!

Thank You – Missing Lady 9th July 2019

Hickling Parish Council received a card from Mr Bampton whose wife went missing on 9th July. He has asked that the following message is posted:

I (we) would like to thank all of the residents who helped to look for my wife on Tuesday 9th July.
We have been coming to Hickling for the past 6 years and staying on the same campsite in our motorhome. My wife lost her phone so I went to look for it, leaving her watching tennis on our TV. She decided to come and look for me and got lost.
She was found safe and well 10 miles away albeit a little tired after being missing for over 7 hours. My wife was diagnosed with Alzheimers and Vascular Dementia last year and thought I had left her safely in our motorhome.
Many thanks again.
Neville & Yvonne

Hickling search for vulnerable lady July 9

North Norfolk Police (@NorthNorfPolice) Tweeted:

PC Michelle McKenny would like to thank the local community at #Hickling for their help yesterday in locating a missing elderly lady.  The community really pulled together, helping with the search and spreading the word until she was found safe and well. #Community #PC787 #PC313 https://t.co/4KaU06inZc