The Broads

The Broads is Britain’s largest protected wetland

It contains 63 broads (shallow lakes), winding waterways, wet woodlands and grazing marshes. It is home to many rare species, many of which are seen no where else in Britain, and is a biodiversity resource of international importance.The Broads offers over 210 miles of boating on lock-free tidal rivers, as well as opportunities to walk, cycle and bird-watch. The magnificent bird of prey, the marsh harrier now breeds successfully in the fens – an area that has over 250 plant species including the nationally protected fen orchid.

Image: How Hill dyke (Broads Authority)