The Norfolk Broads is a unique wetland environment, with marvellous wildlife and scenery that is ideal for exploring by canoe or kayak. This guide provides all the information you need to plan your journey through this picturesque landscape. Seven rivers and fourteen Broads are described in detail, with information on launching points, local attractions, wildlife and history. Distances between launching points are also provided, along with details of riverside campsites and pubs, enabling you to plan single and multi-day trips. To help you prepare for your journey there is also advice on tides, safety, access and environmental issues.
This second edition, published 2020, contains 128 small but significant updates.
The Author – Steve Maloney
I’ve been paddling around the Broads for a good number of years now and not only have I always been amazed at how few paddlers I meet on my travels, but also how limited the information about how to access this wonderful resource really is. Since having children I have come to realise the ever increasing importance of places like this, and of encouraging responsible and sustainable use of the outdoors. I grew up with a profound love of the countryside and a desire to explore, thanks to my parents and the effort they put in. I certainly hope to do the same with my kids. The Broads is an amazing landscape filled with a variety of wildlife, rivers, open water, history and legends that can fire the imagination. So, several years and a whole lot of miles later here we are. My only hope is that this guide helps many more people get out there.