About the Broads

The Broads National Park is a unique mosaic of gentle landscape, lakes and rivers covering 303 square kilometres.

Despite comprising only 0.1% of the UK the park area boasts more than a quarter of its rarest wildlife.

Iconic mills and historic landmarks nestle among miles of waterways, fen, woodland and footpaths while idyllic towns and villages dot the wide landscapes. The broad, shallow lakes are man-made rather than natural. They began as pits dug for peat to provide fuel during medieval times and filled over the centuries to become the boating playground we see today.

Take a virtual journey through the Broads to discover more.