Love the broads is the Visitor Giving Scheme for the Broads National Park. It aims to inspire people to care for the environment through making a small donation at key tourism sites, through their accommodation provider, or by giving money directly.  If every visitor to the Broads National Park gave just £1 we could raise £7 million each year for projects to protect the Broads in the future.

 

How it works

Money is collected by the Broads Trust in a variety of ways and given to projects that will look after the beautiful landscapes and environment of the Broads. With your help, we work alongside local businesses and community groups to improve sustainable practices, and to make sure that the money raised goes to the places that need it most – so that the Broads National Park remains amazing and beautiful to visit.

Love the Broads is administered by the Broads Trust, an independent charity with Trustees from local businesses, the Broads Society and the Broads Authority.


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We are delighted to welcome Bure Valley Cycle Hire as a prime Love the Broads business partner.

Based in the picturesque Broads village of Coltishall and right next door to the famous Bure Valley narrow gauge steam railway, cyclists can explore the 9 mile stretch of the recently resurfaced railway path without having to cycle on any roads. Remember a bygone era with steam trains passing right beside you.  You can even arrive in Coltishall by boat or train!  There is a range of Specialized Hard Rock mountain bikes, with front suspension with tyres filled with “Goop”, which instantly repairs should a puncture occur.


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A great time was had by all at the latest Love the Broads Member event held at Ranworth on Saturday 18th June.  Members were taken by boat from Ranworth Staithe to the Norfolk Wildlife Trust Visitor Centre where Lee and the team of volunteers welcomed our group and gave a really interesting overview of the thatched building with an opportunity to view the stunning wildlife on the Broad.  A gentle walk to St Helen’s tea room followed with delicious tea and cake and a fabulous guided tour of Ranworth Church.   We are so grateful for the support of so many to make this an event to remember.

Membership of Love the Broads starts from just £15 a year.  Go on treat yourself or a loved one as a gift knowing that you are also helping to keep the Broads special and enjoying exclusive events and tours.  Contact: lynne@lovethebroads.org.uk  for more information or a membership form.


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Many congratulations to Penny and all the team at the fabulous Granary Tea Shop at Ranworth Staithe on your stunning refurbishment.   Thank you also for displaying our popular wildlife badges and continuing to support our important work in helping to keep the Broads special.   We are very grateful.


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Our small charity congratulates H.M QUEEN ELIZABETH on reaching her Platinum Jubilee – an inspirational Monarch and a fantastic achievement spanning 70 years We also send our very best wishes to all our Business Partners, Members and all that support our important work to keep the Broads special and hope that you have a wonderful Jubilee weekend.
Image credit: Press Association/Danny Lawson

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Burnt Fen Alpacas is located in a special area within the Broads National Park and visitors with disabilities and mental health challenges are welcomed to this calming, broadside environment in the company of animals.  Research shows that providing an environment such as that found at Burnt Fen gives an inclusive and beneficial experience for everyone, particularly those with disabilities.   Love the Broads is delighted to provide a grant of £1,600 towards specially adapted toilet facilities for those less able.


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Reopened in early March 2022, we are delighted to welcome as a Business Partner, the very popular riverside Ferry Inn on the outskirts of Horning.  Our thanks to the fabulous new team at the Ferry Inn,  who are committed, with the help of their customers, to ensuring that The Broads remains special now and into the future.  We are so grateful for your support and wish them every success.


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A huge welcome as a business partner to the New Inn located in Horning.  The New Inn is a newly renovated pub set in the heart of this charming riverside village. We are delighted that the New Inn will be helping us with our important work by raising donations selling our fabulous wildlife badges.  We look forward to working with them in the future.  Thank you so much.


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We are delighted to have awarded our latest grant which will help towards the installation of 30 new recycling line bins for anglers across the Broads.  This project will be completed at the latest by April 2023.   Click here for further details:


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The newly relaunched, East Hills Cafe @ The Bay Seafood Restaurant, has become our latest business partner.  Located in a prime marina position in Brundall overlooking the Broads, we are thrilled that they, and their customers, are helping to raise donations to keep the Broads special.  Thank you so much.


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We are delighted to welcome a fantastic new Business Partner and Broads eating venue.  Nippy Chippy on the Broads is based in the heart of Potter Heigham by the bridge and is a popular supplier of fish and chips (and much more….) through its mobile outlet to local villages.  The good news is that it also has a new permanent base by Potter Heigham bridge.  We wish them every success.


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One of our prime Business Partners, Norfolk Broads Direct, has again made a whopping donation of £1,000 to help us with our important work.  We are so grateful to Ruth and James, their team and all of their fabulous customers for their generosity.  Your donation will go towards providing grants for exciting projects to help wildlife, the environment and the visitor experience across the Broads National Park.

 


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