The Norfolk Broads is Great Britain’s largest protected wetland. Best appreciated by boat, the Norfolk Broads is possibly the most famous landmark in the county. The man-made Broads consist of over 125 miles of navigable lock-free waterways. Amongst the landscape you will find lakes, fens, and marshes.
The vast landscape of marshland fields is natural haven to the local wildlife, and a to a stunning backdrop for your adventure. The fens are home to more than 250 plant species, including the rare fen orchid. The Broads’ grazing marshes are home to waterfowls and wading birds, while the Breydon Water estuary is a popular stop for important flocks of migratory birds.
From the waterways you will be able to truly appreciate the surrounding countryside, stopping at any of the many charming and towns and villages along your travels, or a welcoming pub or restaurant.
Perfectly located at Brundall Marina, Broom Boating holidays provides you with a fantastic base from which to begin your adventure. Either take to the helm and explore the magically waterways of the Norfolk Broads or cruise into the historic centre of Norwich, bristling with historic places of interest and a vast shopping district.
So make the most of the Norfolk Broads with Broom Boating holidays and enjoy the fresh air, tranquil waterways and spectacular countryside. By evening your boat provides a cosy, luxurious retreat to take in the peaceful surroundings and starry skies.
Give a little back to help protect and conserve this unique environment for future generations
Love the Broads is a campaign run by the Broads Trust, an independent charity set up to protect and enhance the Broads. Set up in 2012, Love the Broads has provided grants for 14 deserving projects across the Broads National Park which have directly helped wildlife, conservation & education initiatives.
The Broads is a unique and fragile wetland environment which provides a habitat for many species of animals, birds, plants and insects; In fact more than a quarter of the country’s rarest species can be found here. We have elected to help raise money to protect our precious landscape, and you can help us play our part by making a voluntary donation to the scheme, or by purchasing a badge or a book from our reception area. Every penny you donate goes directly to the charity. As you can see from the projects we have featured, small amounts of money can make such a difference to schemes across the Broads, all of which protect and enhance the waterways, landscape and cultural heritage of the Broads.
If you love the Broads as much as we do, please support the scheme in whichever small way you can.
A small gift from a lot of people makes an incredible difference. If every visitor gave £1 we could generate 7 million pounds a year!
The RSPB Nature Reserve at Strumpshaw Fen were awarded a grant of £1,500 to develop new high quality covered area tent to enable schools and youth groups to extend the teaching season at the reserve and enable more children to experience and learn from nature first hand.
Barn Owls on the River Yare
The Hawk and Owl Trust in partnership with the Broads Authority were awarded a grant for £2,000 to provide and erect 17 Barn Owl boxes on the River Yare to provide much needed nesting habitat for the species to help address the decline in numbers seen over recent years.
Bat Detectors being used by young volunteers
The British Trust for Ornithology were awarded a grant of £1,148 for bat detector kits to identify the landscape used by bats and bat corridors to key wildlife areas in the Broads. Young volunteers help collect vital data for the project.
Improved Accessibilty at Carlton and Oulton Broad Marshes
Suffolk Wildlife Trust were awarded a grant of £1,500 to improve and extend access to the marshes by implementing an all weather circular footpath, enabling more people to enjoy this unique and beautiful environment all year round.