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March 2020: West Norfolk

Welcome to West Norfolk, a truly special place of unspoilt charm and natural beauty, where tranquillity and relaxation are the order of the day.

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Norfolk - Messing about on Rivers, Travel Britain

If you fancy "messing about on the river(s)" then you should take a trip to the Norfolk Broads, it's the largest nationally protected Wetland. This man made phenomena occurred because of our medieval kinsmen who dug for peat, the area later flooded, and many people have enjoyed it since.

There are 125+ miles of easy waterways to travel, simply moor the boat and stop off at many villages and Market Towns along the route such as, Antingham the village is about six miles from Cromer, a pretty seaside location with sandy beaches and home to the famous "Cromer crab" delicious, and three miles from North Walsham where Admiral Nelson attended Paston Grammar School.

The Broads are likened to a comfortable glove that fits everybody, with interests from sailing, fishing, and photography, with delights from the rivers Ant, Bure, Thurne, in the north and the Yare Chet and Waveney in the south. The Coarse fishing season is from 16th June to 14th March (don't forget your fishing license), you never know you may be lucky enough to catch one.

Train, buffs why not visit the Bure Valley Railway where the 15" gauge railway journeys for 9 miles through beautiful countryside leaving from Aylsham where a twice weekly market is held, calling at Brampton, Buxton and the pretty village of Coltishall then onto busy Wroxham. For an excellent day out, Wroxham Barns should be included, children will love the experience of the Junior farm and seeing lambs bottle fed, not to mention rabbits and goats, there is even a children's funfair. But fear not there's also plenty of things for the adults to do with the craft centre and spectacular shopping experience.

In between Wroxham and Horning is fabulous Bewilderwood..50 acres of outside adventure with tree houses and boat trips and can be found on the A1062.

Norwich without a doubt is a diverse city, from Chapelfield Shopping Centre to the impressive 900+ year old Cathedral, and is a memory that will not be forgotten. The Tudor houses in Elm Hill with delightful narrow cobbled streets whisk you back in time. Elevated against the skyline is the Norman Castle which is now an impressive museum, houses the worlds largest collection of tea pots, along with the more usual artefacts found in a museum.

Whatever you're wish from the Norfolk Broads and magical places nearby they cannot fail to be granted...

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