The Handbook to the Rivers and Broads of Norfolk & Suffolk

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The Broads are Britain's largest protected wetland and are home to a wealth of wildlife, especially fish and birdlife. They comprise a network of mostly navigable rivers and lakes in the English counties of Norfolk and Suffolk. The lakes (or broads) were originally formed by the gradual natural flooding of medieval peat excavations and cover an area of some 303 square kilometres (117 sq mi).

The rivers and broads subsequently evolved to become a system of water-highways linking the City of Norwich and other inland towns such as, Beccles, Belaugh and Barton with the sea-ports of Great Yarmouth and Lowestoft. This is also where the unique Norfolk Wherry, with its shallow draught and distinctive gaff rig with a single, high-peaked sail carried goods and passengers around the Broads area.

The Broads have also been a boating holiday destination since the late 19th century and this book is a record of a two week waterborne holiday taken by the author and a friend at the turn of the last century.

So, join me if you will, on an auditory cruise around these unique waterways through expansive landscapes under wide open skies. - Summary by Wikipedia and TND (3 hr 54 min)


Introduction 11:19 Read by TND
The Broad District 9:25 Read by TND
Down The Yare—Norwich To Reedham 21:18 Read by TND
Reedham To Yarmouth 5:46 Read by TND
Yarmouth To Acle 7:35 Read by TND
Acle To Wroxham 19:13 Read by TND
Wroxham Broad 11:53 Read by TND
Wroxham To Coltishall 5:18 Read by TND
Up The Ant, To Barton And Stalham 10:31 Read by TND
Womack Broad 8:08 Read by TND
Hickling Broad 9:47 Read by TND
Horsey Mere And Somerton Broad 10:49 Read by TND
Back To Yarmouth 4:44 Read by TND
Yarmouth To Somerleyton, Up The Waveney 8:42 Read by TND
From Somerleyton To Beccles 7:59 Read by TND
Oulton Broad 8:58 Read by TND
Ormesby And Fritton 3:31 Read by TND
Appendix - Railway Access To Fishing Stations 8:08 Read by TND
Appendix - Norfolk And Suffolk Fisheries Act 13:17 Read by TND
Appendix - Fishing Generally 8:10 Read by TND
Appendix - Fishing for Roach 12:38 Read by TND
Appendix - Fishing for Bream 10:27 Read by TND
Appendix - Yachting 10:08 Read by TND
Appendix - Shooting And Skating - Fauna of the Broads 6:37 Read by TND