A river map of the Norfolk Broads. This section gives more information about the
history of the Norfolk Broads, how they started, what they are, and their importance.
The map is very useful for boating and fishing. Click on map to see larger version.
Click on the map to see full size detailed map of the Norfolk Broads.Tidal stretches
shown are approximate as there are no locks on the Broads. The water changes gradually
from tidal salt water (sea fishing) through brackish to non-tidal fresh water (coarse
fishing). The map shows clearly the navigable stretches, and where it is tidal.
Tidal water is important to boating as it affects speed, and fuel use, depending
on whether you are with or against the tide. Tidal water needs longer mooring ropes
to allow for the rise and fall. Only smaller craft can pass under Wroxham and Potter
Heigham bridges, so it is quieter upstream of these. The division between North and
South Broads also marks the limit of navigation to the sea.