A Norfolk Wildlife Sanctuary has been named one of Britain’s best places for a spring hike. Hickling Broad, managed by Norfolk Wildlife Trust, was included in a list created by The Telegraph.
The list has compiled ten routes across the country that are perfect for a hike. It was the only road in Norfolk to be included and is known as one of the county’s crown jewels.
Hickling Broad is the largest lake in Broads National Park. The walk covers a distance of just over eight kilometers and takes around two hours.
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The website stated: “Located at the head of the River Thurne, Hickling Broad is the largest of Norfolk’s lakes and is rich in wildlife drawn to the water and the woods surrounding it. The area is known to have the largest breeding population in Britain crane.
“It is also home to the bittern as well as the marsh harrier and barn owl. This walk explores the Norfolk Wildlife Trust reserve on its southern shore and visits the old round tower church on the edge of Potter Heigham.”
The nature reserve is known as one of the main attractions of the Norfolk Broads. It has a four and a half star rating on TripAdvisor and has more than 130 “excellent reviews” on the platform.
One reviewer described it as “an absolutely stunning place to engage with nature”, while another said it was “a delight for hikers, bird watchers, solitude seekers and many more. others”. Someone on the site even called it “a fabulous part of the world”
To see the full Telegraph listing, click the link here.
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