This is a beautiful place and perfect for a family walk at any time of the year… but it comes alive in the summer!  I’ve been coming here since I was a child and I never get bored of it.  There is much on offer and I am seeing it with a new set of eyes since I have become a parent myself.  

There is a Norfolk Wildlife Trust walk to the floating wildlife centre at Ranworth Broad, which is all boardwalk and wheel-friendly. It passes through woodland and reedbed habitats and the centre (open spring to autumn) has beautiful views across the broad. It’s not a long walk and perfect for little legs. The walk starts at the car park at Malthouse Broad (where Granary Stores are located – you can feed the ducks here too!). It then heads into the small, board-walked area for a short distance (there is a information board in the car park) and then follows Broad Road down to the reserve entrance. There are information points about wildlife along the way and there is a viewing platform which my family love. It is so rich with wildlife and an absolute favourite. It is a popular spot, especially in the holidays, but the car parks are less busy early morning or late afternoon.

  • Distance: Only a mile
  • Parking: Yes – small fee at the Maltsters car park, or for free at the broads car park and Granary Stores car park at Malthouse Broad (///intrigued.abandons.erase – NR13 6HY)
  • Refreshment facilities: Yes, two tea rooms and a pub (check websites for latest details)
  • Toilets: Yes (in the pub and public toilets/baby-change at the Maltsters car park)
  • Surfaces: Boardwalk/some on a quiet road 
  • Seating: Yes
  • Play area: No – but ducks to feed and a lovely spot by the car park for a picnic
  • Dog friendly: Not on the wildlife walk but yes in all other areas
  • More info at: http://www.norfolkwildlifetrust.org.uk/wildlife-in-norfolk/nature-reserves/reserves/ranworth-broad
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