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Bure Marshes Nature Reserve
Wroxham, North Norfolk

Details for Bure Marshes Nature Reserve

Near to the village of Woodbastwick lies the Bure Marshes Nature Reserve. This amazing area is a wonderful example of protected marshland which supports a wide variety of wildlife. It is made up of four small broads each with very different characteristics, and all with their own special charm.

Cockshoot Broad is small and tranquil and has wonderful swathes of stunning water lilies which have thrived here since the broad was cleaned and de-sedimented in the 1980's. There are rare species of dragonfly and butterflies to be seen in the spring and summer and many rare species of marsh plants and flowers grow amongst the reed beds. Birdlife is also abundant here and nature lovers can take boat trips to observe them at their natural best. From the river bank there is a nature trail via a boardwalk leading to a secluded hide, with plenty of information about the habitat, wildlife and events of the surrounding area.

Decoy Broad is located between Horning and Salhouse on the Norfolk Broads. The clear, clean waters are perfect for fishing and the broad is well stocked with Pike, Perch, Roach and Bream. The Norwich and District Anglers Association operate a fishing club from Woodbastwick and permits can easily be obtained locally from fishing tackle shops. Sailing is also an important part of the activities to be found on Decoy Broad and there are plenty of water sports and...


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