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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

Twitter Feed

Summer Bat Walk

DateThursday 18th August 2022
Timefrom 8:00pm to 10:30pm
Charges£12.00 per adult, £6.00 per child.Includes refreshments.

Autumn Bat Walk

DateWednesday 14th September 2022Please email to book a place. Payment will be taken in cash on the day.
Timefrom 7:30pm to 10:00pm
Charges£12 adult & £6 child.Hot drink and return ferry fare included.
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!

12 March 2018

The Website

The project website has now been up and running for a year...

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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