The UK East Anglia Waterways
The Norfolk and Suffolk Broads lie to the east of Norwich
in East Anglia.
Man-made diggings for turf, they now offer 200 miles of
navigable rivers and broads. Navigation is easy as there
are no locks but ... tidal, requiring some attention with
Norfolk Broads are a series of rivers and broads (lakes),
most of which are navigable. The square area of the Norfolk
Broads totals 303 kilometres, most of this is in the County
of Norfolk, and just over 200 square kilometres of these
waterways are navigable, covering seven rivers and 63 Broads.
The depth of these waterways is usually less than 4 metres
deep. Thirteen of the broads are completely navigable whilst
three others have channels open to navigation running through
The Broads range from small ponds through the large areas
such as Hickling, Barton and Breydon. The majority are located
in the northern half of Broadland which encompass the Rivers,
Bure, Ant and Thurne. Central and Southern parts of Broadland
encompass the Rivers Waveney, Yare and Chet, however all
the waterways are tidal but the effect of the tide decreases
the further away from the coast until reaches upstream from
Barton Broad are almost non tidal.
Waterway's place in Suffolk :
of this river forms the boundary between Norfolk and Suffolk,
for about two miles, where it passes first
through Suffolk and then through Norfolk before returning
to its course on the county boundary, and the first 3½ miles
from the original head of the navigable river at Thetford
Town Bridge, which is wholly within Norfolk.
A 22.5 mile tributary of the Great Ouse. Currently only
navigable for 13 miles.