Holidays in the Norfolk Broads
Norfolk 2/24/2012 04:04 PM GMT (TransWorldNews)
Although the terms Norfolk Broads and Suffolk Broads are used to identify specific areas within the two counties respectively, the whole area is frequently referred to as the "Norfolk Broads". The Broads offers a rich mix of attractions and activities year-round for visitors of any age and any interest. The area attracts all kinds of visitors, including ramblers, artists, anglers, and bird-watchers as well as people "messing about in boats". The Broads is recognized as one of Britain's family of National Parks, and is recognized globally for its wildlife and the distinct and precious character of its environment.
The Broads is now the UK's largest nationally protected wetland and an important area for wildlife. The history of the Norfolk Broads is fascinating, as they are actually a man-made creation. The Broads were formed when people dug for peat in Medieval times and then they were later flooded. The Victorians used them for transporting heavy loads but nowadays they are here purely for pleasure and passengers are the boats' main cargo. Indeed, The Broads have been a boating holiday destination since the late 19th century. In 1878 small yachts were available to hire from John Loynes, and with easy access to the area by rail from London, Harry Blake created an agency for yachting holidays in 1908.
The Broads are home to a wealth of birdlife. Amongst the waterfowl: Mallard, Coot, Moorhen, Great Crested Grebe, Greylag Goose, Canada Goose, Egyptian Goose. Larger birds include Grey Heron, Cormorant, Kestrel, Sparrowhawk and Bittern. The scarce Cetti's Warbler breeds in the Broads, and Britain's only breeding Common Cranes are found in the area. Some of the broads are surrounded by fens, i.e. reed and sedge beds. Norfolk reed from the broads has been a traditional material for thatching houses. The waterways are lock-free, although there are three bridges under which only small cruisers and smaller boats can pass.
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