The country’s only largely man-made National Park, the result of medieval peat diggings, the Broads are 125 miles of navigable, lock-free waterways that are home to a huge range of wildlife, set in beautiful countryside and studded with charming and picturesque towns and villages.
Cycling and walking are good options here, but the best way to see the Broads is by boat – they can be hired for the day or longer at many riverside towns and villages, not least Wroxham and Potter Heigham.
So much of the Broads can’t be reached by road that days – and nights – afloat become a real adventure, with hidden places, perfect fishing spots and close encounters with wildlife at every turn.
As well as hiring a private cruiser for a day, a short break or a longer holiday, there are river cruises, sailing trips, canoeing, rowing and wildlife boat trips for memorable days out.
The Broads National Park offers visitors an experience unlike any other, both on its rivers and lakes, and alongside them, on peaceful paths and cycle ways.
The Broads is also the only National Park in England with a city in it, Norwich, so you combine nature and wildlife with culture and shopping! Alternatively, stop off at Great Yarmouth for a seaside day out.