An Introduction to the Norfolk Broads

The Norfolk and Suffolk Broads lie to the east of Norwich in East Anglia, England. There are more than 30 broads, some navigable, and over 125 miles of river available to sail or cruise. The Broads stretch from Beccles in the south, to Dilham in the north, and over to the coast at Great Yarmouth and Lowestoft.

There are no locks on the navigable sections but the entire area is tidal, and some knowledge of these tides is required to safely navigate under some of the low bridges, the most famous one being the old road bridge at Potter Heigham.

Map of the Norfolk Broads

Map of the Norfolk Broads

Photo credits Kevin Millican, Mike Page