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Ranworth Broad, Ranworth

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Ranworth Broad is a 136-hectare (340-acre) nature reserve on the Norfolk Broads north-east of Norwich in Norfolk, United Kingdom. It is managed by the Norfolk Wildlife Trust. it is part of Bure Broads and Marshes Site of Special Scientific Interest and Bure Marshes Nature Conservation Review site, Grade I and National Nature Reverse. It is also part of the Broadland Ramsar site and Special Protection Area, and The Broads Special Area of Conservation.
Many species of birds can be seen from the floating Broads Wildlife Centre such as great crested grebes, wigeons, gadwalls, kingfishers and cormorants. There are also areas of woodland and reedbeds.
The poet and critic Edward Thomas spent a holiday on a houseboat on Ranworth Broad with his son and a group of friends in the summer of 1913 at the invitation of the poet and writer Eleanor Farjeon, while Thomas's wife Helen was in Switzerland.
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  • We turned up to park in the recommended car park. It was locked shut. So we parked outside the church. Church was signposted with directions to a tea room in the Church grounds. Off we went round the....  more
    We turned up to park in the recommended car park. It was locked shut. So we parked outside the church. Church was signposted with directions to a tea room in the Church grounds. Off we went round the....  more »
  • We found it difficult to find our way on the roads leading to this location. At busy times parking could be a problem. The NWT centre was very interesting. The highlight was a one hour boat trip... 
    We found it difficult to find our way on the roads leading to this location. At busy times parking could be a problem. The NWT centre was very interesting. The highlight was a one hour boat trip...  more »
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  • A very popular & busy place especially during the summer months. Recommend the coffee shop which does good coffee & cake.
  • Lovely secluded broad

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