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Hoveton Great Broad

Hoveton Great Broad is one of the largest yet most secret lakes in The Broads. It’s a key part of an internationally-important wetland landscape created entirely by man!

The Project

Using state of the art technology and ground-breaking techniques, this project will transform Hoveton Great Broad from its current brown, cloudy state to a clear, pristine, species-rich wildlife haven.

Discover The Project


Discover the Science behind the project, and why wetlands are such important habitats.


Want to know more about what makes our wetlands work? What animals, insects, birds and plants live in these watery wonderlands? Downloadable resources and activities for all here!

What's On


Project Updates

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A P Ray Great Crested Grebe on the water

Walk on the Wildside

DateSaturday 22nd June
Timefrom 10:00am to 12:00pm
ChargesFree of charge
4 November 2022

Last glimpses of the trail before we closed for winter.

Thank you to our visitors and to everyone who's helped to make the trail such a special place in 2022. We'll open again in April 2023, but until then it's time to give the site back to the alders and the otters, for some rest and repair over winter. We hope you enjoy this gallery of autumnal leaves, warm light and thriving fungi!

28 June 2018

“Warden Willow” has arrived!

Our new team member has taken its place at Salhouse Broad. Come and visit “Warden Willow”, the HGB Nature Trail or take some time to just sit and watch the world go by.

22 March 2018

Introducing our new team member!

The HGB project is very pleased to introduce its newest team member!

Discover how we are putting the sparkle back in Hoveton Great Broads murky waters!

A short article which we published in the Broadscaster and Turn magazines, promoting Hoveton Nature Trail and introducing the project.

Hoveton spring flowers

What’s exciting about 2021!

The Project has been busy over recent years, and latterly we have been busy getting everything ready for when we can welcome you all back to the trail soon!

Project Update: April 2019

Our new Project Manager, Chris Terry has now joined the team and is getting to grips with the complex "ins and outs" of the project.

21 October 2021

Hoveton Broad


So what has 8 legs, runs a nursery and has go faster stripes? Come find out @NorwichSciFest @GatsbyPlantScEd ...

21 October 2021

Hoveton Broad


Can't wait for @NorwichSciFest ...

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Our funders recognise the importance of this project, both in terms of the improvements it will make to the environment but also the benefits it will deliver for people.

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