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Nature reserves

Some of the broads themselves are nature reserves, for example Barton.

There are many nature reserves in the Broads where you can see good examples of all the traditional Broads landscapes and the wildlife that lives there. Some have special trails, boat trips or other facilities. Some nature reserves hold events and activity days for children during the school holidays. Dogs are allowed on public rights of way under close control but many nature reserves do not allow them, so please check before visiting.

Below are a few examples of nature reserves in the Broads. Open daily unless otherwise stated.

Breydon Water
The confluence of the Rivers Yare and Waveney, before they join the River Bure to flow out to sea at Great Yarmouth. Good for geese, ducks and waders. RSPB runs boat trips. For dates and to book telephone 01603 715191 / 01493 700645.

Ranworth, Broads Wildlife Centre
Nature trail through woodland and fen to open water and wildlife centre floating on a pontoon on Ranworth Broad. Nature trail open all year. Boat trips on Ranworth Broad. Centre open: April-October daily 10am-5pm. For details and to book for boat trips telephone 01603 270479.