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Discover Britain’s Magical Waterland Wildlife

The Broads National Park in Norfolk is home to over 11,000 species of wildlife, some of the UK’s rarest plants and animals, including the nationally protected fen orchid and crested buckler fern, the Norfolk Hawker dragonfly, the Marsh Harrier, Swallowtail Butterfly and the ‘booming’ bittern!

Herbert Woods on the Broads
Herbert Woods on the Broads

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Fun on the Broads with Herbert Woods


This year to celebrate  their 90th anniversary Herbert Woods added the new Starlight 24 Picnic Boats to their day hire fleet.

It is the first new design of the original Picnic Boat designed by Herbert Woods in 60 years. So of course we felt it only right that we tested it out.

We picked a great day for it, the sun was shining, there was a nice breeze and we were ready for a fun day out on the water.

The original plan had been to head out under Potter Heigham Bridge and go towards Horsey, exploring the broads that end of the county. But the tide was too high for us to actually get the boat under the bridge though, so instead we put Neatishead in our sights. Continue reading Fun on the Broads with Herbert Woods

Herbert Woods 90th Birthday Grand Regatta

HERBERT WOODS HITS 90 YEAR BOATING HISTORY MILESTONE

Herbert Woods 90th Birthday
Herbert Woods 90th Birthday

As you know we have enjoyed holidays with Herbert Woods, used the boats, relaxed in a cottage and explored the Broads with them, so I’m very excited to tell you about their birthday plans and hopefully we’ll see you there.

Herbert Woods, who trained as an apprentice boat builder in Potter Heigham in 1907, was one of the first pioneers of Broads Tourism and now the company, which he formed in 1926 and is still going strong today, celebrates its 90th birthday this year with a grand Regatta being planned on Sunday 10th July 2016. Continue reading Herbert Woods 90th Birthday Grand Regatta

Our Broads Adventure with Herbert Woods

Just over a year ago we had a marvellous holiday on the Norfolk Broads, staying on one Herbert Woods‘ boats, Silver Light. This year we have been incredibly lucky to return, this time staying in one of their luxurious holiday homes, The Bittern.

Plenty of boats to watch - Herbert Woods
Plenty of boats to watch – Herbert Woods

The weather forecast before we left had been typically British, especially for a bank holiday, so we were looking forward to being able to chill out in a warm and comfy cottage in the evenings.  Continue reading Our Broads Adventure with Herbert Woods