The Broads’ landscape is actually man-made which was constructed as a byproduct of two centuries of excavation. During the 12th century the woodland areas in Norfolk had been cut and inhabitants started to dig enormous pits to find peat to use as a fuel source. This resulted in the channels gradually become filled with water and creating a wetland.

The Broads also has a diverse ecosystem ranging from water shrews to larger mammals such as otters. Many plants growing in this area, like stoneworts, are unique to the Broads as well as species of bird such as Cetti’s warbler, this being the reason why its Britain’s largest protected wetland. As well as the fantastic wildlife, The Broads is also known for its range of watersports, including hire of motor cruisers and yachts.

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