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Ghosts, Myths and Magic

Beware all who enter the Broads National Park – here be dragons, imps, hideous hounds, Woodwoses, will-o’-the-wisps and a mighty assortment of ghosts all intent on scaring us witless. Enter if you dare!

Life in the Dykes

Dyke Dipping in the Broads National Park is one activity that never grows dull however many times you do it in a day, week or month. Learn about the animals and plants that make the Park's dykes their home and see for yourself some of the amazing adaptations they have evolved to thrive here.

Fish

In the U.K. freshwater habitats comprise about 12% of our total land surface and are home to 42 species of native freshwater fish, 29 of which occur in the Broads National Park. Meet some of these fish and Emily Rose Winter, a PhD student monitoring their movement patterns on a grand scale.

Wet Woodlands

Wet woodlands are the rarest of the wooded habitats in the U.K. within the Broads National Park there are just 3,000 hectares. Not all plants and trees can survive in wet soils but those that can have evolved a number of neat adaptations to cope with the conditions.

Summer Migrants and the Dawn Chorus

One of the most exciting signs that spring is here to stay is the reappearance of the summer migrant birds, like swallows and terns, back from their overwintering grounds far South of Europe. But migration is a dangerous business and not all make it....

Peat

Peat is not only an amazing type of soil but also a huge carbon store and the reason the Broads National Park even exists!

Pollinators

The Broads National Park is home to 11,000 different species of plant and animal including the all important pollinators - bees, flies, butterflies and moths.

Marshmen

The story of the Marshmen spans nearly three hundred years from the point when the first windmills began to be built in the Broads.