Historic environment experts to learn from the Broads

Experts from across the UK’s national parks are visiting the Broads to learn about how its archaeology and historic buildings are looked after.

An annual meeting between the parks’ Historic Environment Officers from across the country, the conference is held in a different location each year.

The main aims are to share knowledge of how each park manages its historic environment and best practice across the network.

It is taking place from 9 – 11 May and this year the twenty-five attendees will be embarking on one of two tours, either archaeology or historic buildings, where they will visit significant locations in the Broads.

The archaeology tour will visit landmarks including Burgh Castle, Halvergate Marshes and the monastically important St Benet’s Abbey. The historic buildings tour will visit Horsey Mill, Waxham Barns and will even take a boat trip at Wroxham to look at historic riverside dwellings.

Ben Hogg, Historic Environment Manager at the Broads Authority commented “The annual conference is a fantastic way to ensure the different National Parks are kept in the loop with the important historic work we all undertake. It is a valuable way of sharing knowledge and I hope this year’s attendees thoroughly enjoy their visit to the Broads National Park”.

A key theme in this year’s conference will be the Broads Authority Water Mills and Marshes Landscape Partnership scheme which aims to restore the heritage mills within the Halvergate Marshes area of the Broads. For further information on historic and heritage projects please visit the Broads Authority site.

Wednesday 10 May 2017