The Broads might be famous for its boating but it also offers a wealth of fun for landlubbers or just those who want to stretch their sea legs and explore its idyllic landscape. Small settlements, medieval brick bridges and historic mills dot the Norfolk and Suffolk skyline, providing spectacular views for those navigating the many walking and cycling trails.
Why not saddle up and explore the Broads by bike? It’s the healthiest and most environmentally-friendly way to enjoy this wonderful part of the world.
With miles of peaceful country lanes winding through gently a undulating landscape, the Broads are the ideal location for cyclists of all levels. So, whether you’re a seasoned pro or an enthusiastic beginner, pedal away from the hustle and bustle of city cycling and remind yourself why you love life on two wheels.
Fresh air in your lungs; soft fen underfoot; wide, watery expanses beyond. What could be better than a walk through the Broads? With so many managed paths to follow, in just a short while you could find yourself on a blowy sand dune, in sun-dappled woodland or feeling a welcome, cool breeze as it rushes through the reeds.
Stop and stand to watch a robin on a waymarker, crane your neck to see the majestic wingspan of a heron overhead or take time to enjoy a swallowtail fluttering in the meadow flowers. Experience close-up the natural partnerships that have shaped this beautiful area but at the kind of pace that allows you to see and feel the detail.
Whether you’re looking for peaceful waterways, beautiful countryside, bustling towns, thrilling theme park, charming coastline or even combining your national park stay with a city break, the Broads has something for you. But why choose? The best thing about the Broads is the sheer variety of wonderful places you can go and exciting things to do while you’re here.
The park covers more than 300 square kilometres and the total length of public footpaths is 300 kilometres
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