Reasons to visit the Norfolk Broads
My family and I have had several fabulous holidays in Norfolk. We have mainly visited the areas of Wells and Holkham and been out to see the seals from Blakeney point. Just beautiful. Norfolk has so much to offer, Next on my list of places to visit in Norfolk are the Norfolk Broads. I have heard so much about this unique and unusual areas. These are the reasons I am longing to take my family for a visit:
Sailing on the broads
The Norfolk Broads are 125 miles of open waterways, uninterrupted by locks. They are a complex of rivers, large lakes, and dykes set between Norwich and the Norfolk/Suffolk coastlines. They are perfect for sailing and there are paddle boat steamers to ride, barges and even canoes for hire. They are just waiting to be explored. Have a look here for boat hire
Apparently, this was the area that inspired the book Swallows and Amazons..there really is nothing quite like messing about in boats is there!
Wroxham Barns is an award-winning visitor attraction set int he countryside close to the broads. It has craft studios where you can see artisans at work as well as visit boutiques, craft studios, a kids’ farm, funfair, and restaurant. Perfect place to visit ion a rainy day!
Walking the broads
The Norfolk Broads is considered a brilliant place for walking whatever your fitness levels. It has over 190 miles of footpaths and nature trails. Have a look here to find out more about the variety of fabulous walks it offers. It looks such a beautiful area.
Near the Norfolk Broads, you will also find Bewilderwood a huge, award-winning adventure park set in beautiful woodland. Bewilderwood has tree-houses, zip wires, storytelling, fantastical creatures and is a huge hit with children, The park is built largely with natural materials and so it is in tune with its setting. It looks enchanting!
There are a host of beautiful cottages in Norfolk as well as barns and lodges set in the most beautiful villages and countryside. The Broads are a delightful part of Norfolk and they look the most lovely place to visit. There is so much to do you most definitely will want to settle in and stay a while.
The Broads are protected wetlands and as such, they are just teeming with wildlife. You can expect to see the Swallowtail butterfly, Britain’s largest butterfly, unique to the Broads, appearing in the summer months. You can also expect to see otters, water voles, the Chinese water deer and possibly some grey seals, dragonflies and oh so much more. How fabulous.
Doesn’t it look just the best place to visit? I can just imagine staying in a little cottage like Greengages Lodge, packing up a picnic and canoeing with the kids to a lovely spot along the river!
Have you been to the Norfolk Broads?
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