The Holt Owl Trail is designed to take you on a circular tour of the historic Georgian town centre of Holt in North Norfolk.
Holt Owl Trail
The Holt Owl Trail derives its name from an ancient legend when some local men caught an owl and put it in the Town Pound for “safe-keeping”, whereupon the owl flew away.
24 circular bronze plaques have now been installed in the pavements of this historic Georgian town to take you on a guided walk of the town centre with additional ‘looped trails’ to discover some of Holt’s hidden locations.
A 32-page FREE illustrated Holt Owl Trail Guide is available from the Tourist Information Centre and the shops and galleries found along the route.
Holt Owl Trail Information Noticeboards have been strategically placed in the town centre which explain the route and show the location of the closest pavement plaque. All plaques are numbered, and bear a brief description of their location.
The trail suits all age groups and is simply explained by following the direction the owl faces on each plaque. The main route takes approximately 45 minutes to complete, but the looped trails can take much longer and are well worth discovering some of the lesser-known areas of the town.
The initiative was designed in 2017 as a project associated with Holt Town Council, Chamber of Trade and the Holt Society and has proved immensely popular. A recent reprint of the Guide and the installation of additional noticeboards was enabled through the North Norfolk District Council’s Market Town Initiative Fund.
Free – the Holt Owl Trail Guide is Free too.
The Holt Owl Trail is a permanent feature in the town and accessible 24/7