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Places to stay close to Hickling Broad

The range of accommodation offered by the Glaven Valley enables the visitor to find the appropriate place to stay in order to take full advantage of this birdwatching paradise.

Located North-East of Norwich and South-East of Stalham, Hickling Broad is owned and managed by the Norfolk Wildlife Trust. It is the largest of all the Broads and attracts a great variety of birds including passage migrants and those seeking to breed. Noted as an internationally important wetland the nature reserve consists of freshwater marshes, reed beds, ponds and woodland.

This East Anglian gem will provide the birdwatcher with ideal conditions for viewing Common Cranes, Bitterns, Marsh Harriers, Bearded Tits, Cetti’s Warblers, Merlin and Hen Harriers and Barn Owls to mention a few. There is also the chance you might  glimpse the unmistakeable blue of a kingfisher darting above the water. The Visitor’s Centre at Hickling Broad is open daily 10-5 between April and September. There are marked paths, observation hides, with one on stilts, but the highlight for the keen birdwatcher is undoubtedly the electric boat trip which runs May to September, this takes in both the scrape at Swim Coots and the Tree Tower which are only accessible in this way. The latter offers a breathtaking view of the whole Broad and the coast which is close by. 

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