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Norfolk Broads

Where Are The Norfolk Broads?

The Norfolk Broads were formed in medieval times as the peat was used for fuel. Over the years water levels rose and eventually the Broads flooded. The Norfolk Broads is part of the National Park family and is the only one which has a city within it. The Norfolk Broads is in the English County of Norfolk, it has in excess of 7.5 million visitors a year and a population of over 6000.


The highest point is Strumpshaw Hill. The Norfolk Broads is abundant with wildlife. Many rare species of wildlife can be found, Swallowtail Butterflies, Norfolk Hawker Dragonfly, Otters and Water Shrews. Many beautiful birds can also be found, Marsh Harriers, Teal, Kingfishers and Herons to name a few. The Broads National Park is made up of many rivers and lakes covering approximately 300 square kilometres. Many of the rivers and some of the broads are navigable by boat.


The Broads are famous for their fishing. Along the many rivers, footpaths, fens and woodland, many famous mills and historic landmarks can be found. There are many beautiful villages and market towns to explore along with many delightful pubs and restaurants. For families there are also many cycle and walking routes and many places to walk dogs. Many of the country pubs are also dog friendly.


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The above map is courtesy of mynorfolkbroadsboating.co.uk - this is a really useful website with lots of helpful information on the Norfolk Broads and the Local area.

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From Swallowdale Holiday Home - By Road

  • town
  • miles
  • minutes
  • cantley
  • 6
  • 13
  • salhouse
  • 6
  • 13
  • acle
  • 8
  • 14
  • south walsham
  • 8
  • 15
  • wroxham
  • 8
  • 19
  • reedham
  • 8
  • 21
  • norwich
  • 9
  • 20
  • hoveton
  • 9
  • 20
  • stokesby
  • 10
  • 17
  • horning
  • 13
  • 26
  • loddon
  • 13
  • 26
  • potter heigham
  • 15
  • 26
  • ludham
  • 16
  • 26
  • caister on sea
  • 16
  • 27
  • great yarmouth
  • 16
  • 27
  • hemsby
  • 16
  • 27
  • stalham
  • 19
  • 30
  • burgh castle
  • 19
  • 32
  • sea palling
  • 20
  • 36
  • beccles
  • 22
  • 34
  • st olaves
  • 23
  • 34
  • lowestoft
  • 25
  • 41
  • oulton broad
  • 26
  • 44