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Water, Mills & Marshes

Water Mills and Marshes is an incredible project that will allow you to really get to know the Broads. 38 projects in fact as that’s how many make up this amazing scheme. There really is something for everyone!

Funded through the Heritage Lottery Fund and led by the Broads Authority, from January 2018 to December 2022 you can get stuck in exploring your incredible Broads National Park landscape in many different ways with the help of over fifty partners. Learn More >

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The Breathtaking Broads

The landscape of the Broads is breathtaking. And despite its wildness, the Broads as we know them today are almost entirely man-made. People shaped this landscape as they fought to make it work for their own uses.

Under endless skies, from the iconic mills to the large expanses of open water, from cattle grazing in the wetlands and marshes to the plants and animals living in the ditches and along embankments. Learn More >

LANDSCAPE HISTORY

LEARNING AND FUTURE SKILLS

Inheriting the past

The symbolic drainage mills and pumping stations of the Broads are one part of our rich and long heritage. The drainage mills are iconic landscape features, but there is a great deal of hidden heritage under your feet. Learn More >

ARCHAEOLOGY PROJECTS

DRAINAGE MILLS

HERITAGE SKILLS TRAINING

Get your hands on some history

The Broads landscape influenced its history. Breydon water near Great Yarmouth is the remains of a large river mouth. This estuary was vitally important to the area for trade as were the rivers. But it was also open to attack. Learn More >

BURGH CASTLE ALMANAC

HALVERGATE DRAMA

Walk on the wild side

Although man-made the Broads are surprisingly wild. There’s a wealth of wildlife, some of it not found anywhere else in the UK. Whether it’s the Bittern, skulking in the reed beds or an otter dashing along a river bank or the delicate beauty of a dar ting dragonfly. Learn More >

CONSERVATION PROJECTS

ACCESS THE LANDSCAPE

WILD WATCH

A Grand for a grand idea

Got a brilliant idea for the Broads? Thought of a way to improve the landscape or conserve the heritage and contribute to the wider aims of Water, Mills and Marshes? Talk to us about our Community Grant Fund.  Find Out More >


A Lasting Legacy

Water, Mills and Marshes will leave a lasting legacy in the Broads landscape. Learn More >

MILL RESTORATION

ORAL HISTORIES

CELEBRATING THE HERITAGE

LEGACY PLAN