Jeremy Clarkson referred to it as a swamp and he is quite right but it is one of the best swamps. It is a gem in Great Britain and one that many have heard of but so few have actually been to and that includes local residents too.
So having been so lucky to spend so much time on the Norfolk Broads, I must confess it does have a special place in my own consciousness too.
So to hear of it being nominated in the BBC Countryfile’s National Park of the Year awards is of no surprise at all. Even in the top five apparently.
mysterious, marvellous landscape
with a quarter of the country’s rarest wildlife
I can personally agree with that as it was so evident this winter.
He said the Broads was under pressure from climate change and rising sea levels and correct management of the region was critical to its future.
The EDP have done an article on it here:
Andrew Stone EDP Article.