Broads ranger Tobi's Norfolk

Brought up within a mile of the Broads close to Hickling and Woodbastwick, Salhouse Broad Countryside Ranger Tobi Baker, 26, tells about his Norfolk.

What would your ideal weekend in Norfolk involve? Canoeing or walking – exploring some of the rich tapestry of wildlife, culture and history that Norfolk has to offer.

Your favourite place to eat and why? The River Green Cafe in Trowse outside Norwich – a vegetarian place with a clean green vibe and great menu.

Countryside Ranger Tobi loves being on the water.

Your favourite pub and why? The Salhouse Bell is my local. Nice friendly atmosphere, pub quiz on Wednesdays and a selection of real ales.

What do you long for if you've been away? Getting out on the river.

What's your favourite Norfolk place and why? Somewhere out on the water, with friends or family. Good company with a good location – messing around in boats!

Where would you have a picnic and what Norfolk food would you have? Freshly baked bread from a local butcher, locally-made cheese from Mrs Temple and some great seasonal Norfolk produce - asparagus and strawberries are wonderful, although perhaps not on the same plate!

Your favourite Norfolk view? The spectacular panorama from Ranworth Church.

Where would you send a visitor to really appreciate Norfolk? So many places. On the Broads try Salhouse. For beaches I'd recommend Waxham or Horsey. For an historic building nothing beats Blickling. And try Bacton Woods if you want to be surrounded by trees.

What piece of advice would you give a visitor to the county? There are so many great experiences to be had in Norfolk, so if you're only here for a while try to get out on the water on the Broads, explore a coastal town and visit a historic building – in that order!

What's your idea of Norfolk Big Sky Thinking? Promoting ways of exploring the area with as little impact as possible. Try adventurous ways of getting to new destinations and making the journey part of the excitement: taking the train, paddling a canoe, cycling from A to B. Despite the rural location, with a little bit of planning you can get to some of Norfolk's remote corners while leaving the smallest of carbon footprints.

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