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Hickling Broad

Hickling Broad, Norwich NR12 0BS, UK

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About Hickling Broad

Hickling Broad is the largest Norfolk Broad and harbors a spectacular variety of plants and animals. There are gentle walks under wide skies for the casual visitor or fascinating study for those interested in swallowtail butterflies, bitterns, cranes and so more. It is in the Norfolk Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty,[5] and part of the Broadland Ramsar site and Special Protection Area, and The Broads Special Area of Conservation.



Attractions near Hickling Broad

National Trust - Horsey Windpump4.04km from Hickling Broad

Horsey Windpump is a windpump or drainage windmill in the care of the National Trust in the village of Horsey, on The Broads near Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, England. The structure is a grade II* listed building. The windpump was working until it was struck by lightning in 1943. It was acquired by the National Trust in 1948 from the Buxton Family and has been restored. The mill's damaged sails were removed in 1956, and replacement sails and fantail were installed in 1962.

Museum of the Broads5.33km from Hickling Broad

The Museum of the Broads is an accredited museum and registered charity in Stalham, Norfolk, England. It describes its mission as being to "bring the story of the Broads alive". The Norfolk Broads are a network of mostly navigable rivers and lakes in the English counties of Norfolk and Suffolk. The Museum has an extensive collection of boats, models, marsh working tools, boat plans, paintings, books, photographs, postcards, wildlife, and social history items and memorabilia.

Horsey Gap5.47km from Hickling Broad

A beautiful, wild, unspoilt sandy beach where nature abounds. Backed by one of the largest sand dune systems on the east coast, this beach is often deserted outside of summer. From November to the end of January the beach will be crowded with Seals and their newborn pups. It was one of the iconic attractions in this area and is famous among tourists.

Barton Broad5.59km from Hickling Broad

Barton Broad is a 164-hectare nature reserve north-east of Norwich in Norfolk. It is owned and managed by the Norfolk Wildlife Trust. It is part of the Ant Broads and Marshes Site of Special Scientific Interest and National Nature Reserve. The Broad was created in the Middle Ages by digging for peat and the River Ant was later diverted through it, which allowed navigation. It has diverse aquatic plants and fish, and the surrounding fens have nationally rare plants and invertebrates.

Sea Palling Beach6.03km from Hickling Broad

Sea Palling is an excellent sandy beach with 9 artificial offshore reefs created as part of a flood prevention scheme. Backed by sand dunes, the curving beach has been awarded Blue Flag status for its pristine waters and is rarely over-crowded. It has amusements, cafes and amenities just set back from the beach. This beach is one of a number of Norfolk beaches to be awarded the Blue Flag status.

Where is Hickling Broad

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Norfolk is a county in East Anglia in England. It borders Lincolnshire to the northwest, Cambridgeshire to the west and southwest, and Suffolk to the south. Its northern and eastern boundaries are the North Sea and to the northwest, The Wash.Norfolk County’s most popular tourist attractions are the beaches, ports, towns and villages along Lake Erie, known as Ontario’s South Coast.