Today we take a nostalgic steam train ride through the beautiful countryside of the Norfolk Broads National Park on the Bure Valley heritage railway from Aylsham to Wroxham. From here we walk to Wroxham Bridge and take a circular cruise of the Norfolk Broads with commentary, hoping to spot wildlife on the scenic journey.
The Norfolk Broads National Park is a network of navigable rivers and lakes in Norfolk and Suffolk. You will find here a raw natural beauty and a rare quality of light which inspired so many artists and writers – where big, bright skies meet endless horizons, dramatic landscapes and the fens. Known as the country’s wildlife national park, it is home to more than a quarter of Britain’s rarest animals and plants.
Bure Valley Railway
Visit the Broads
The nearby Hoveton Hall Estate covers 620 acres of parkland, woodland and beautiful gardens which are made up of several areas, all with their own unique characteristics. These include a walled garden, old kitchen garden, glass house, woodland walk, magnolia garden with lake and an arboretum. The Garden Kitchen café uses vegetables grown in the kitchen garden as well as locally sourced seasonal produce.