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Norfolk Broads holiday cottages

Norfolk Broads holiday cottages

A picturesque network of rivers and lakes (broads), most of which are navigable, the Broads span some 300 square kilometres, mostly in the county of Norfolk – but with some also in neighbouring Suffolk.

The result of flooded Medieval peat excavations, the Broads are typically no more than 4 metres deep and their landscape is one of reed beds, grazing marshes and wet woodland. 

As Britain’s largest protected wetland, they are home to an abundance of wildlife, especially birds, including warblers, marsh harriers and bitterns.

Popular as a boating destination since the 19th century, the waterways are lock-free and there are strict speed limits to protect surrounding wildlife and prevent further erosion.

As well as sailing, the Broads are especially popular with ramblers, artists, anglers and bird watchers.

You may also like to consider one of our holiday cottages in Norfolk.