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The Broads and Boardwalks Circular

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The Broads and Boardwalks Circular is a 11.9 kilometer loop trail located near Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, England that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and bird watching.

DISTANCE
11.9 km
ELEVATION GAIN
127 m
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

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nature trips

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bird watching

lake

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This is a circular walk that invests a little time upfront to get to the end of Upton Dyke, after which you follow a number of different waterways. The Broads tend not to be too walker-friendly as much of the land around them still tends to be in private hands, with few footpaths. This is therefore a rare chance to do a decent circular walk involving those that do exist. If you are used to canal walking the Broads are different, somewhere between a canal and a river, with the waters actually tidal. They lack towpaths as craft traditionally used sail not horsepower, which means you can sometimes find yourself trudging through quite high grass, albeit usually on top of banked flood defences. The walking also tends to be quieter, due to less powered craft, and it is also much more open. Rapid reed growth also means the water's edge can often disappear from view, although it usually pops back eventually! Allow around three hours for the walk. There are facilities in the nearby village, or head for the Fairhaven Gardens where there are toilets and a cafe, as well as the gardens themselves.

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12 days ago

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