Car park for boardwalk start point:
Car park for disabled visitors at start of boardwalk:
Car park for Whitlingham Country Park:
The boardwalk leads through swampy, wildlife-filled carr woodland and emerges to give a panoramic view over Barton Broad. Barton Broad is owned by the Norfolk Wildlife Trust and is the second largest of the broads. It is a great place for wildlife on land or water, including the chance of seeing an otter, and hearing or even seeing a bittern. Other birds you may see include the kingfisher and marsh harrier, and there’s an abundance of wild flowers and dragonflies.
Whitlingham Country Park has a wheelchair-accessible path around the Great Broad (about 2 miles / 3 km) and two all-terrain wheelchairs are available to book from the visitor centre, as well as the boat trip available on Ra.
Whitlingham Country Park (two all-terrain wheelchairs for hire)
Hear about conservation and water quality of Barton Broad, the wildlife you can encounter and an introduction to the accessible boardwalk, in our podcast.
Hoveton Broad Information Centre
T: 01603 756097
Accessible parking: Two designated parking bays in Long Road car park. Three designated parking bays in Irstead Road car park for those starting the Barton Broad Boardwalk.
Accessible WC: Two in Long Road car park.
Grounds access: Mainly level, hard surfaces.
Building access: No buildings apart from accessible toilets.
Easier access in the Broads (PDF): accessible_broads.doc.pdf