The Broads, Norfolk, England
The Norfolk Broads includes the Rivers Yare, Waveney, Bure, Thurne and Ant. The broads, or lakes, are all interconnected by these rivers. Ranworth is a small village about 10 miles from Norwich in a north-easterly direction. There are two 'broads' nearby, one named after the village, which is one of ten 'broads' on that stretch of the River Bure.
The other broad is Malthouse Broad and this view was taken from the top of Ranworth Church tower. Access to the tower is freely available when the church is open.
There is a small free car park in the village adjacent to Malthouse Broad and this view was taken nearby.
It is easy to walk to the church from here and to the local nature reserve.
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Salhouse is about half-way between Norwich and Ranworth and at the north-east end of Salhouse there is a free car park. From this car park there is a public footpath to Salhouse Broad and the walk is about a half-mile.
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Wroxham is only about five miles from the centre of Norwich and is a popular boating centre. The bridge shown here is rather difficult to navigate because of its height, or rather lack of it, above the water at high tide. It would be easy to damage the roof of the boat at high tide because of the lack of headroom.
It does rather have the atmosphere of a place catering mainly for tourists, waterborn or otherwise, where cafes and fish and chip shops abound.
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