The Broads

The Norfolk Broads

The Norfolk Broads National Park is one the largest protected areas of wetland amidst Norfolk's area of outstanding natural beauty. There are large open shallow broads linked by rivers and navigable waterways with surrounding reed beds and marshes. 

The square area of the Norfolk Broads totals 303 kilometres, most of this is in Norfolk. The Broads themselves all sixty three of them, can be as small as a pond or large expanses of water and most are to be found in the northern part of the Broads, but some of the southern reaches of the rivers and broads meander into Suffolk. Most of the Broads are less than four metres deep and whilst thirteen of them are completely navigable, another three have a navigable channel running through them, but the rest are not navigable.

The northern broadland areas encompass the Rivers, Bure, Ant and Thurne. Central and Southern parts of Broadland encompass the Rivers Waveney, Yare and Chet.  All the waterways are tidal but the effect of the tide decreases the further away from the coast until reaches upstream from Barton Broad are almost non tidal.

It is truly a unique place with a wide variety of wildlife and breath-taking scenery that is waiting for you to discover next time you have a day out on the Norfolk Broads.

Whet your appetite and curiosity by watching the following short video taken on the River Yare and read the stories and articles too for that great flavour and insight of this wonderful playground

Boat Hire in Norfolk
Boat Hire
Day Boats
Dayboat Hire
Boat Trips in Norfolk
Boat Trips
Family Days Out
Family Days Out
River Trip to Coltshall
River Trip
Two women and a dog on a river trip to Coltishall on the Norfolk Broads
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Wherry Delicious
Wherry Delicious
Traditional working craft on the Norfolk Broads, now preserved and cared for so we can all enjoy them
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Birds Eye Views of Norfolk
Birds Eye Views
Imagine what a bird soaring overhead sees, other than food, when passing across the landscape, discover for yourself the fascinating hidden Norfolk from above
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Living History Afloat
Spark of Light
Experience living history aboard a boat which melds a bygone era seamlessly with modern comforts
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Norfolk Lifeboat Rescue
Lifeboat Rescue
Here to rescue and help everyone in distress on the sea and inland waters of Norfolk
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Norfolk and Film
Norfolk and Film
Who knew that the very English county of Norfolk could double for such places as North Korea, Vietnam, Holland and even New York.
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Three Rivers
Three Rivers
Three Rivers Race or burst!
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Ranworth Church Views
Ranworth Church
Get to the top and reap the reward!
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The Broads Lowdown
Broads Lowdown
Get the lowdown on the Broads, rivers, wetlands and fens of the Broadland area of Norfolk
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Canoeing and Paddleboarding
Paddles Ahoy
Up a creek or two with a paddle!
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Nelson's County
Nelson's County
Norfolk is a county that packs into it all that is British, with a diverse mix of heritage, history, culture and outdoor activities.
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Birdwatching In Norfolk
Norfolk Birds
Discover the wonderful birdlife found in the marshes, fens and waterways in Norfolk
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Norfolk History
Norfolk History
Celtic Queens, Roman Empires, Saxon,Viking and Norman rule have all shaped this wonderful county.
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Barton Broad Chillout
Barton Broad
Barton Broad Regatta this Bank Holiday Weekend 26th, 27th and 28th August
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