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Norfolk Broads – The Norfolk Boards are a maze of rivers and broad shallow lakes that meander between villages and ancient towns, dating back to Roman times. Wildlife reserves are home in an amazing variety of sea birds. To explore this unique area with kids, rent sail or row boats by the day, or rent a cabin cruiser and spend several days. Boat rentals are available from Norwich or Wroxham.
      The Upper Bure River The Hoveton Great Broad Nature Trail winds through swampy territory, while the Bure Marshes Nature Trail can only be reached by boat from Salhouse Broad. The Broadland Conservation Centre (Ranworth) has a floating gallery for birdwatching
      Middle Bure and Thurne Rivers – On Hickling Broad take a "water trail "on a boat through the wide "broad" (lake) from Hickling Pleasure Boat Staithe. St. Benet's Abbey (Ludham) is remains of a century Benedictine monastery founded by the Viking King Canute.
      Ant River – At How Hill, explore the mashes in an electrically powered boat, the "Electric Eel." Don't miss Boardman's Mill or Sutton Mill, both working windmills, and Toad Hole Cottage, home to eel catchers a century ago.
      Yare and Waveney Rivers Carleton Marshes Nature Reserve has nature trails though the marshes. Tour the very crumbly ruins of Burgh Castle, once a Roman fort on the Waveney River. The Berney Arms Windmill is in Reedham.
Norfolk windmills – The winds from the North Sea blow across Norfolk, powering old windmills that pump the marshes or grind corn into flour. See these windmills in action at the Sutton Windmills and Broads Museum (Sutton), the Bircham Windmill (Great Bircham), Cley Windmill (Holt), Saxtead Green Post Mill, (Framlingham), Berney Arms Windmill (Reedham).
Sheringham Park (Upper Sheringham) – This magnificently landscaped park was the work of the renowned landscape architect, Humphrey Repton. Viewing towers give you great panoramas of the park and the coast in the distance. While you're there, take a ride on a steam train from Sheringham, via Weybourne, to Holt (10 miles) on the North Norfolk Railway.
Pensthorpe Waterfowl Park and Nature Reserve (Fakenham) – See exotic waterfowl up close in walk-through enclosures. Roam through woodland and lakeside nature trails, visit the North Sea Life Centre. There are also children's play areas.

Blakeney Point and Cley Bird Sanctuary – This long sandy point is the perfect spot to see common and gray seals playing in the water. Keep a sharp eye for the Sandwich terns, sea birds that winter in Africa and spend their summers at Blakeney Point. Walk to the point, or better yet, take the ferry from Blakeney or Morston.

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