18 Explore the Broads

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he Broads has over 190 miles (300km) of footpaths. Whether you’re looking for easy access paths, village or town strolls, walks

from moorings, walks with a historic site to explore, walks for wildlife, walks for dogs or walks that take in many of these elements and more, the Broads has plenty for you, including walks on the many nature reserves. Here are some walks to get you started. They

mostly off er options for shorter or longer routes. The links for each walk will show you maps and further information. If you need help fi nding the routes for any of these walks, please contact the Broads Information Centres, see page 44 (where you’ll also fi nd guidance on visiting the Broads with your dog).

River Ant Barton Broad Boardwalk C2 The boardwalk is easily accessible by wheelchair and will take you on a journey of discovery into a hidden world. The mystery trail leads you through carr or swampy woodland, fi lled with wildlife. There are resting places and tapping edges along the way, and the trail emerges to give a surprise panoramic

view over Barton, second largest of the broads. The boardwalk is not open to dogs except assistance dogs. The full walk starts from the free car park near Gaye’s Staithe at Neatishead, but there’s a separate free car park for disabled visitors at the start of the boardwalk. Follow signs from Neatishead for the boardwalk.

River Thurne Ludham Marshes D3 Go exploring on walks from Ludham Community Archive, including one to Ludham and Potter Heigham Marshes National Nature Reserve (NNR), or Horsefen Marshes, starting in the centre of the village. In summer, look out for the many damselfl ies and dragonfl ies, including the rare Norfolk hawker. Water voles live in and around the dykes, while many birds use the grass marshes for feeding and wintering. See Ludham Village Information on their website. (for NNR info)

River Bure Coltishall, Horstead and Horstead Mill B2 Explore the villages, follow the river and return along the Bure Valley Path. The ruined water mill is set in tranquil river meadows and the mill site has an easy access walk. Coltishall was home to boat building from the early 1800s. Allen's boatyard was in Anchor Street in Coltishall, where the walk starts. The last trading wherry, Ella, was built there in 1912.

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River Yare Surlingham Church Marsh B4 Explore this RSPB reserve, which is on the Wherryman’s Way. You can also visit St Mary’s Church at the start of the route and the ruins of St Saviour’s Church as you go round. Sometimes you can buy Wherryman’s Way honey en route! You can walk to Surlingham from the moorings at Bramerton.

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