Roman Camp Caravan Park, West Runton, north Norfolk

The Norfolk Broads

The Norfolk Broads is an area of interlinked freshwater lakes. It includes 200 km (125 miles) of navigable waterways. It was designated as a National Park in 1988. The lakes were formed 600 years ago when medieval peat diggings were flooded with the rise of water levels. They are connected by dykes to the six rivers that intersect the area; the Bure, Yare, Waveney, Thurne, Ant and Chet. The area is rich in all forms of wildlife and having a pair of binoculars with you is a must when in the area. A camera is also a good idea to slip into your pocket.

At Stalham Staithe there is The Museum of the Broads. The story of The Wherries, the life of the marshman and wildfowlers, the history of the Broads and boat building.

Further along is the Sutton Windmill. The Mill is the tallest windmill in Norfolk, with stunning views from the top of country and coastline. At South Walsham there is much to see at Fairhaven Woodland and Water Garden. Ranworth is well worth a visit and the view from the top of the church tower is well worth the long climb to get to the top.

Great Yarmouth is a seaside town that has much to see and things to do.

Read more about other places to investigate, here in Norfolk:

Cromer, Sheringham, Aylsham, Holt, Norwich, National Trust & English Heritage, Coast eastwards, Coast westwards