A lovely, sheltered broad, Salhouse Broad is the perfect place to go for a paddle, and due to the sheltered nature of the Broad, it’s great for beginners too.
Salhouse Broad is also perfect for a getaway. It has ample camping spots to make a weekend of paddling if you wish. It is also steeped in nature, making it easy to see why it is so popular.
The varied habitat at Salhouse Broad offers a range of species throughout the year. Woodland and wetland animals can be seen here, but the waterfowl are the most widespread.
Waterfoul such as Swans and Grebes use both the open water and the beaches. Other wildlife to spot includes everything from the beautiful kingfishers to barn owls, marsh harriers and even otters!
Salhouse Broad is part of the internationally important wetland Broads area. The Broads has more than 40 lakes linked together by 125 miles of navigable water.
You can view rare plants, animals, insects and birds. So, pack a picnic and make a day of it, but remember it is also a very fragile environment requiring careful management. So, leave nothing but ripples in the water and footprints.
If oyu want to explore the Broads network over a multi-day trip, consider British Canoeing membership. It covers you to paddle in a whole host of places.