Hickling Broad

The Broads

  • Map reference OS Landranger 134 Grid reference TG 428 222, NR12 OBW

  • Booking essential for boat trips: 01692 598276

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  • 9-Aug-15 to 9-Aug-20

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  • All ages

The largest of the Broads, NWT Hickling Broad is a year-round haven for wildlife. It is easy to spend a day walking around its trails or, in summer, gently whiling away a couple of hours taking in the Broad's hidden corners on one of NWT's electric boat tours.

Hickling is situated on the Upper Thurne river system, which holds a significant percentage of the UK population of common crane as well as important breeding numbers of bittern, marsh harrier bearded tit and Cetti's warbler. In winter large numbers of marsh harriers roost in the reedbed north east of Stubb Mill; merlin and hen harrier are also regular. Barn owl is almost guaranteed and you may see kingfisher if you are lucky. Interesting mammals include the introduced Chinese water deer, red deer and hard-to-see otters.

Boat Trips:

Morning – two-hour trip, departs 10.30am
Afternoon – one-hour trip, departs at 1.30pm and 3pm

Times and prices are subject to change. Contact venue before setting out.

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