Past Events

  • Date:
    Sunday 16th June
    Time:
    11.00am

    Wild Flowers Walk

    Herb robert, marsh valerian, yellow-flag iris, common bedstraw, enchanters nightshade. Just a few of the species you might see on this lovely walk around the Nature Trail, accompanied by the Warden.

    Book Wild Flowers Walk places.

    Charges: Adult: £7. Child: £2

  • Date:
    Sunday 19th May
    Time:
    11.00am

    Spring Walk

    Walk around the tranquil and unspoiled Hoveton Great Broad Nature Trail with the Warden, learning about the seasonal flora and fauna of the Broads, including a breeding Common Tern Colony.

    Book Spring Walk places.

    Charges: Adult: £7, Child: £2

  • Date:
    Saturday 18th May
    Time:
    From 10am to 3pm

    The Hoveton Great Broad Nature Trail is celebrating its 50th year!

    Location: Salhouse Broad

    When Dr Martin George discovered this hidden gem, and created the trail back in 1969, his foresight and hard work really did save something special for future generations.

    Recognised internationally as a place of Special Scientific Interest, and also as part of the Broads “Special Area of Conservation”, Hoveton is home to some of our country rarest habitats and the specialised species that rely on these wet, woodland environments to survive.

    Please come and join us in celebrating the 50th Birthday of one of Englands oldest nature trails, with free boat trips from Salhouse Broad, music and activities for all the family.

    Bring a picnic, or enjoy food from local suppliers at Salhouse, find out about the restoration project and the work of Natural England, the history of the Broad and why this special place is so important, before taking a trip on the Salhouse Ferry for free to the Nature Trail itself. Our fantastically knowledgable Wardens will be on hand at the trail to give you further insight into this amazing place.

    The Hoveton Great Broad Restoration Team will be joined by the Water, Mills & Marshes project run by the Broads Authority, The Wherry Charter Trust, the Friends of Salhouse and the Salhouse Team and several other local organisations to make the day a special one for all.

    Hope to see you there!

  • Date:
    Saturday 18th May
    Time:
    10.15, 11.45 and 13.45

    Myths, Mystery and Magic on Story Island

    Come and join Storytellers, Dave Tonge and Suzanne Arnold as they lead a story trail exploring the folklore and history of Hoveton Great Broad. Join them on a journey of discovery and hear folktales relating to the wildlife and people who have made this unique and magical place their home.

    Story trails begin at: 10.15, 11.45 and 1.45 and each last approximately 1 hour and 15 mins. Audiences can join on at any time and leave if need be.

    The trail comprises a brief introduction and then six story stops. The tales are a rich mixture of nature tales relating to the people and wildlife of the Norfolk Broads.

    Join Dave Tonge, The Yarnsmith of Norwich and Suzanne the Storyweaver for an inspiring and entertaining walk along the Hoveton Great Broad Nature Trail.

    For more info on either of our wonderful storytellers see their twitter feeds
    @theyarnsmith and @suzstoryweaver.

  • Date:
    Saturday 4th May
    Time:
    5.00am

    ​Dawn Chorus Walk

    Listen to the sound of birdsong as the sun rises, throwing shadows through the trees, learning about the species that call this special place home. Gain exclusive access to the Nature Trail before anyone else is even awake! Warm up over a Full English Breakfast provided locally.

    Book​ Dawn Chorus Walk places.

    Charges: Adult: £17, Child: £10. Includes a Full English Breakfast.

  • Date:
    Sunday 28th April
    Time:
    5.00am

    ​Dawn Chorus Walk

    Listen to the sound of birdsong as the sun rises, throwing shadows through the trees, learning about the species that call this special place home. Gain exclusive access to the Nature Trail before anyone else is even awake! Warm up over a Full English Breakfast provided locally.

    Book​ Dawn Chorus Walk places.

    Charges: Adult: £17, Child: £10. Includes a Full English Breakfast.

  • Date:
    Wednesday 24th April
    Time:
    7.00pm

    Spring Bat Walk

    Join us and a bat expert on a boat trip to the Hoveton Great Broad Nature Trail as evening falls. We'll walk around the Trail, listening for these nocturnal aeronauts on high-tech detectors, learning about their lives as we go.

    Book Spring Bat Walk places.

    Charges: Adult: £10, Child: £4. Includes refreshments

  • Date:
    Saturday 22nd September
    Time:
    11.00am

    Autumn Walk at Hoveton Great Broad Nature Trail – Conservation and Restoration

    Meet the ferry at the Salhouse Broad moorings for a short boat trip upriver to Hoveton Great Broad Nature Trail, a tranquil spot only accessible by boat. Here, take a stroll around the boardwalk with the Warden, watching and listening out for the seasonal flora and fauna, and learning about the conservation of the Broads and the innovative Hoveton Great Broad Restoration Project. Walk around trail approx. 1hr 30mins. Board the Ferry at Salhouse Broad moorings at 11.00am. No dogs please. Booking necessary, limited places available.

    Charges: £7.00 per adult, £2.00 per child includes return ferry trip.

  • Date:
    Tuesday 11th September
    Time:
    7.00pm - 9.30pm

    Autumn Bat Walk

    Meet the ferry at the Salhouse Broad moorings for a short boat trip across the Broad and up river to Hoveton Great Broad Nature Trail, a tranquil place only accessible by boat. You will explore the trail as darkness falls with the Warden and bat expert, using bat detectors to find, track and identify the bats. Hot drinks will be provided. Board the Ferry at Salhouse Broad moorings at 7.00pm. Bring a torch and warm clothes! No dogs please. Booking essential, limited places available.

    Charges: £10.00 per adult, £4.00 per child. Hot drink and return ferry fare included.

  • Date:
    Sunday 8th July
    Time:
    11.00am

    Butterflies and Dragonflies Walk

    Meet the ferry at the Salhouse Broad moorings for a short boat trip up the river to Hoveton Great Broad Nature Trail, a tranquil spot only accessible by boat. Take a stroll around the nature trail with the Warden, to learn about and watch dragonflies and butterflies and other seasonal flora and fauna. Walk around trail approx. 1hr 30mins. Board the Ferry at Salhouse Broad moorings at 11.00am. No dogs please. Booking necessary, limited places available.

    Charges: £7.00 per adult, £2.00 per child includes return ferry trip.