Salhouse Broad home to our Dark Skies Discovery Hub

Located on the River Bure between Wroxham and Horning, in the heart of the Norfolk Broads, Salhouse Broad is one of the prettiest of the northern Broads, a mixture of woodland, reedbed and grassland that is accessible to all visitors and is home to our Dark Skies Hub’. A largely rural county with few large towns and cities, Norfolk boasts some of the darkest skies in the country – a unique and tranquil darkness that is heightened in the reedy landscapes of The Broads. The Salhouse Broad hub has been designed to take full advantage of its location, with a platform to lie down on to marvel at the night sky or the ever-changing cloud formations on a summer’s day – all you need is a pair of binoculars to stretch out and enjoy the natural splendour above you.


Salhouse Discovery HUb Picture

Salhouse Discovery Hub Photo

Elsewhere, there are paths to explore and canoes for hire, and you can if you wish paddle across to Hoveton Great Broad on the far side of the river – a protected nature reserve where you can spot dragonflies, butterflies, maybe a heron or kingfisher, or even the occasional otter. Salhouse is also a terrific place for families, with a children’s playground, a small café – The Hungry Otter – and a pub serving food nearby.

Salhouse Discovery Hub is easy to find, despite being deliberately hidden from the water behind trees to keep it nice and dark, a very short walk from the mooring or a left hand turn off the car park access footpath. We hope you enjoy this wonderful location.

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Salhouse Discovery Hub Dark Skies Platform

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