Take the Salhouse Ferry from Salhouse Broad to Hoveton Great Broad Nature Trail and discover the real Broadland wilderness at one of Britain's finest National Nature Reserves. Hoveton Great Broad Nature Trail is only accessible by boat and promises a peaceful hour long stroll around this isolated reserve. There are two secluded bird hides which overlook the great expanse of water with a tern platform and a quieter spot, good for viewing the more reclusive birds. Expect to see marsh harriers, cormorants, reed warblers and many other delights that are on offer. This unique trail can be enjoyed by all the family.
The Trail Warden is always on site during opening hours to answer questions about what you've seen, or what you might see at the Nature Trail. The Trail is self guided with a free booklet available; there is no charge for entrance to the Nature Trail.
The Ferry departs from Salhouse Broad moorings. Park for free in the Salhouse Broad car park (NR13 6RX) and follow the path to the Broad. At the bottom of the path, turn left and look for the Salhouse Ferry sign at the moorings near the sandy beach area.
Dogs are not allowed at Hoveton Great Broad Nature Trail. The trail is open from Easter until mid-September. Life jackets for passengers are supplied.
By Public Transport: From Wroxham take a bus opposite the Social Club (on Norwich Road), and get off at Salhouse, adjacent to Vicarage Road (on Bell Lane). It is then about a 15 min walk to the Broad. For public transport timetables and information call 0871 200 2233 or visit traveline.org.uk
Accessible by Public Transport: 2 miles from Salhouse station