Broads National Park

A watery wonderland, the Broads is Britain’s largest protected wetland.

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Its shallow lakes were dug out in medieval times – the peat removed and used for fuel. For centuries afterwards it was assumed that the broads had been formed by natural processes – their true origins not being rediscovered until 1952.

A haven for wildlife; despite comprising only 0.1% of the UK, the area boasts more than 25% of its rarest species. The swallowtail, Britain’s largest butterfly, calls the Broads – and only the Broads – home.

Pleasure boating has been part of the way of life here since the 19th Century and the National Park is still one of Europe’s most popular inland waterways. Hire a day boat to explore the wetlands and winding waterways.

Look out for the distinctive windmills dotting the landscape. Once used to drain the land, with a few serving to grind corn, many have been lovingly restored to their former glory.

Heathrow 3 hours

Hull 3.30 hours

200 kilometres

Navigable waterways in the Broads


ENPEC Experiences


ENPEC Accommodation

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The English National Parks Experience Collection Brochure 2019-20

This guide provides you with a source of information on the wide range of contractable experiences and accommodation available in nine of England’s National Parks.

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The Broads National Park Overview

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Rob Leigh (Head of Communications)

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Suffolk Cottage Holidays

Suffolk Cottage Holidays

  • Address HQ for all the cottages is: Unit 1, Deben Wharf, Tide Mill Way, Woodbridge, IP12 1FP
  • N/A. A collection of holiday cottages. rooms
  • Open All year round.
Maids Head Hotel

Maids Head Hotel

  • Address 20 Tombland, Norwich, NR3 1LB
  • 84 rooms
  • Open All year round.
Cotenham Barn

Cotenham Barn

  • Address Cotenham Barn, South Walsham Road, Panxworth, Norwich NR13 6JG
  • B&B – 3 double rooms and 2 self catering cottages rooms
  • Open All year round.

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National Park Birds of Prey Experience

This is a fun and engaging experience where guests get to handle, feed and fly the vast array of beautiful birds at this falconry business. Mark and Mandy are wonderful hosts who make guests feel at home instantly, the art of falconry is in their


If you’ve ever any questions about the Romans, Kevin who leads the Live like a Roman experience, is the person to ask; he is a wonderful guide and an absolute fountain of knowledge when it comes to the Roman era!

We took some German tour operators to sample this experience and