The Broads are Britain’s largest area of protected wetland and water travel is the greatest way to enjoy the unique scenery. For example, you can enjoy a river cruise on River Yare.
The wild landscape of the Broads includes 200 km (~120 mi) of navigable waterways, fens, woodlands and marshes. It is an area of diverse wildlife and some of the remarkable animals that call this land home include otters, greylag goose, kingfishers, cormorants, sparrow hawks and bitterns.
The wetlands and marshes provided opportunities for a number of specialist trades and skills that are still practiced today: traditional tradesmen include boat builders, thatchers, eel-catchers and marshmen. The area also attracts visitors for fishing, bird watching and walking.