• Barton Broad boardwalk
  • Take a trip on the solar-powered boat Ra - now based at Whitlingham Country Park (the trip is on Whitlingham Great Broad)


Car park for boardwalk start point:

  • Long Road, Neatishead grid ref TG 351208

Car park for disabled visitors at start of boardwalk:

  • Irstead Road, Neatishead grid ref TG 359205

Car park for Whitlingham Country Park:

  • Whitlingham Lane, Trowse, Norwich grid ref TG 254077


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 Outdoor Education Centre

Tramper hire / mobility vehicles

Whitlingham Country Park (two all-terrain wheelchairs for hire)
01603 756094

More information

Audio guide:

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.

Other accessible activities:

Easier access in the Broads (PDF): accessible_broads.doc.pdf