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Norfolk Broads Final

  1. 1. Cruise the Norfolk Broads Wildlife Short and long stay breaks Pet friendly Beautiful scenery Boats for all budgets Caroline Davies 1
  2. 2. A Guide to the History of the Broads This is of wetlands over 125 miles long. The Norfolk Broads are a holiday recreation and a source of fascination for naturalists all year round. Caroline Davies 2
  3. 3. History of the Broads Created from the 9th and 13th century, by generations of Norfolk people who dug peat for heating and cooking purposes. The Roman mercenaries, Saxon settlers and Norman conquerors all took what they needed. During the 14th century the sea levels rose, the area flooded, and this natural accident formed the Broads. Caroline Davies 3
  4. 4. A selection of windmills on The Broads On the Norfolk Broads you will see a considerable variety of windmills, which have become a famous part of the landscape. They were used for grinding corn/flour and also for drainage. Bircham Windmill: Looks today as it did over 100 years ago, at that time over 300 mills ground corn for horse and cattle feed. It is considered one of the best still remaining, and is the only working windmill in the area open to the public. Caroline Davies 4
  5. 5. Horsey windmill Built in 1012 to pump water out from the surrounding land. It was operational until 1943 when it was struck by lightning. Caroline Davies 5
  6. 6. Stow Mill Was built as a flour mill in 1826 by James Gaze. It was operational until 1930 and then later turned into a small home in 1960. Caroline Davies 6
  7. 7. Fishing on the Broads Coarse fishing from 16th June - 14th March. Current environmental agency licence required. Fish from banks or hire day boat. Beam, eel, perch, pike, rud and tench can be found. Never discard fishing tackle. Never fish off a moving boat. Caroline Davies 7
  8. 8. Pubs, Bars and Inns on the Broads Selection of local, national and international beverages Stunning buildings with thatched roofs A wide selection of food Most pubs are pet friendly Caroline Davies 8
  9. 9. Nature Wildlife-Including Reserve Observation towers, bird holes and viewing platforms The marshes are an important habitat to many kind of birds, butterflies, insects, water voles and plant life. Whether travelling on foot or boat, there are many beautiful and rare things to see. Caroline Davies 9
  10. 10. Boat Hire Large variety of boats to hire. Short breaks or long breaks All include TV. DVD. CD. sereo radio, soft furnishing, fitted carpets, bed linen, shower/wc. Dingy hire. Pets allowed on most boats. Prices vary – from £252.00 per week. Caroline Davies 10
  11. 11. Boat Price Comparison Boat Berth A B C D E F G name San 1xD, 2xS 515 593 655 743 813 882 962 Marino 0r 2xD Broadl 1xD, and 2xS 354 393 482 552 582 612 663 0r 2xD Lass Prices per week: A 3MAR-22MAR B 22Mar-10 MAY C 10MAY-24MAY D 31May-14JUNE E 14JUNE-5JULY F 5JULY-19JULY G 19JULY-30AUG Caroline Davies 11
  12. 12. A Brief Tour of the Broads Caroline Davies 12
  13. 13. My own experience on the Norfolk Broads A few snap shots of myself and friends on holiday on the Broads Sitting in beer garden in one of the riverside pubs I’m not the one with my leg in the air, that’s a friend Caroline Davies 13
  14. 14. SOURCES Personal experience Caroline Davies 14