The lakes, known as The Norfolk Broads, in the east of England (East Anglia) were formed by the flooding of peat workings many years ago. The area is 303 square kilometres (117 square miles), most of which is in Norfolk, with over 200 kilometres (120 miles) of navigable waterways. There are seven rivers and 63 broads, mostly less than 4 metres (13 feet) deep. Thirteen broads are generally open to navigation, with a further three having navigable channels. Some broads have navigation restrictions imposed on them in autumn and winter.
The area attracts all kinds of visitors, including ramblers, artists, anglers, and birdwatchers as well as people “messing about in boats”. There are a number of companies hiring boats for leisure use, including both yachts and motor launches. The Norfolk wherry, the traditional cargo craft of the area, can still be seen on the Broads as some specimens have been preserved and restored. The Norfolk Broads are a hive of natural wildlife
The Norfolk Broads…………enjoy yourselves!!! Richard