The Norfolk Broads.
The Norfolk Broads is a flat wetland region in the south east of England. The landscape was created as a result of peat digging in the 12th to 14th centuries, the peat excavation created expanses that became shallow lakes (called Broads) or marshland over time.
A number of rivers link to the Broads. Previously used for cargo transport these rivers are now in the main used for recreational boating. This network of rivers is tidal and extends to 125miles of navigable waterway.
The wetland landscape of the ‘Broads’ is rich in wildlife and home to a number of rare species including the Bittern and the Swallowtail Butterfly. The region is also a designated National Park.