The broad is less polluted than others and so is very rich in aquatic life. Martham broad martham broad is a 60 hectare national nature reserve north of great yarmouth in norfolk it is managed by the norfolk wildlife trust and is part of the upper thurne broads and marshes site of special scientific interest.
The whole area is dotted with footpaths and is a haven.
Martham broad. A 19th century map shows that the broad was much larger in the past than it is now. Walk back down the road and turn into staithe road take the left hand fork then look for a kissing gate on your right. Birds of all types can also be spotted and during the months of june and july the.
In 1983 a series of undated timber posts were found as a new dyke was being cut. Martham broad is a good place to spot chinese water deer particularly in the early morning or evening when they emerge from cover to graze in the surrounding fields. This is a very simple walk that is best done anti clockwise and takes in some of the best views that martham broad nature reserve has to offer.
Martham is a lovely rural village in the east of the norfolk broads. The result now is that martham broad is very shallow and boats are limited to a narrow marked channel. Heigham holmes martham ferry staithes.
Just 7 miles 11 km long it rises 2 miles 3 2 km from the coast near martham broad and is navigable from west somerton it flows southwest and is linked by candle dyke and heigham sound to both horsey mere and hickling broad it continues southwest and flows through potter heigham passing under its medieval bridge and enters. You may also like to read the following complimentary pages. For this norfolk broad you park just north of west somerton village where the staithe hits the road running north to horsey.
The river thurne is a river in norfolk england in the broads. As its name suggests this unusual deer is not a native uk species having been introduced from china in the nineteenth century. These could be medieval and associated with peat cutting or a former dyke.
The broad is very shallow and boats are limited to a narrow marked channel. Martham broad is a flooded and infilled medieval peat cutting. This is a very simple walk around martham broad that is best done anti clockwise direction and takes in some of the best views that nature reserve has to offer.
The river thurne flows around the northern edge of the village and connects to the norfolk broads including martham broad which is run by the norfolk wildlife trust. The broad is a nature reserve of over 140 acres and is managed by the norfolk wildlife trust. The village has a magnificent medieval church dating to the 14th century a large village green and several georgian houses.
It has a spectacular village green and although once a farming community boatyards now play a key part in its tourist trade. It is approximately 18 miles from norwich and 12 miles from great yarmouth. The broad is a nature reserve of over 140 acres and is managed by the norfolk wildlife trust.