Top Picnic Spots on the Norfolk Broads


A Norfolk Broads boating holiday gives you countless opportunities to enjoy a picnic. There can be little better than opening up the picnic blanket on a sunny day and sitting surrounded by beautiful scenery to enjoy some tasty food and drink. We asked our Facebook fans where their favourite picnic spots are on the Norfolk Broads and Salhouse got the most votes. Salhouse Broad is located between Wroxham and Horning and is a nature reserve covering 40 acres. The village of Salhouse is a rural setting with a village shop, church and two pubs.

Other popular spots were:

Coltishall Village Green – Coltishall is sometimes referred to as the gateway to the Broads. The Staithe has excellent views and riverside pubs.

Irstead Staithe – on the River Ant just south of Barton Broad.

How Hill Green – you can walk here from How Hill Staithe. From Easter to the end of October the Broads visitor information centre at Toadhall Cottage is open to visitors. There are also secret gardens and a tea room at How Hill. How Hill House itself is rarely open to the public.

St Benet’s Abbey – The Abbey at St Benet’s was a Norfolk monastery in use throughout the middle ages. Ruins of the gatehouse and wind pump still remain.

Ranworth – there is a floating wildlife centre at Ranworth where you can view some amazing wildfowl. The village has a church which is sometimes referred to as the cathedral of the Broads.

Hoveton Little Broad – this is also known as Black Horse Broad. It lies between Hoveton and Horning.

Hickling – this Broad is the largest of all the Norfolk Broads. Hickling village has a lot of open spaces and a 14th century church.

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