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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.


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.

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....


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

Trading Wherries

Explore the world of the Broads’ trading wherries and the men and women who lived and worked on them.