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B: Broads

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Winter broad.
Winter Broad

The beautiful stretches of lakes, grazing marshes, fens and woodlands synonymous with Norfolk and Suffolk are better known as the Broads.

Ariel.
Aerial view of broads

This wetland area, which includes 50 shallow lakes, is a protected area and has the same status as a national park.

The lakes were hand dug in the medieval era when the peat was collected and used for fuel.

Wheatfen.
Wheatfen Broad

In 1989 the Broads Authority was set up to protect and enhance the area's natural beauty and its wildlife.

The Broads are home to several species of very rare flora and fauna.

Boats.
Boating on the broads

The Broads Authority is also responsible for the management of the waterways, which ensures that every year thousands of boating enthusiasts and holidaymakers are able to navigate down the many miles of idyllic waterways.


Internet links:
The Broads Society
Broads Authority

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