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The Norfolk Broads
Acle, South Norfolk

Details for The Norfolk Broads

Nature lovers cannot fail to be captivated by the beauty of the Norfolk Broads. This vast area of wetland in the East of England is made up of rivers; lakes and man made waterways, and encompasses some of the most breathtaking scenery. The broads are best known for boating holidays, and certainly provide a peaceful and tranquil haven for those wishing to escape the hustle and bustle of the towns.

There are more than 125 miles of waterways to explore whilst passing through the numerous nature reserves and taking in the ever changing views of the pretty Norfolk countryside. There are plenty of secluded mooring places and there is always something new to see at one of the many quaint villages along the way.

Wildlife is abundant here; thousands of birds, rare species of butterfly and small mammals thrive amongst the heath lands and marshes, providing a colourful natural tapestry for visitors. The picture perfect villages with their windmills, churches and country pubs provide perfect stopping places to relax and enjoy a lazy lunch or just unwind and take in the atmosphere. For the more energetic visitor there are lots of outdoor activities to be enjoyed, sailing, canoeing, windsurfing and fishing are popular water sports, and the gentle landscape around the broads is perfect for walking and cycling.

For a more sedate tour of the waterways there are organised cruises from Wroxham, the largest town in the broads, which has plenty of shops and ...


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