Places to Visit – Oulton Broad & Village Part 1

Just a short distance from our holiday lodges for saNorfolk holiday lodges logole is where you will find one of the most popular broads in Norfolk. Oulton Broad offers much to keep you entertained and if you just fancy a relaxing stroll within scenic surroundings, it’s great for that too! What you come to first will depend on which side of the broad you arrive on. Last week we gave you some helpful tips on the three best ways of travelling from our lodges to this lovely broad & village. If you decide to walk along the Angles Way, you will approach the broad on it’s south side, passing Carlton Marshes nature reserve and White Cast marshes that sit on the waters edge. Continue further along and you will come to the south side of the village where the first marina can be found along the southeast edge of the broad. You will pass close to the Flying Dutchman public house, where you can enjoy quick refreshment before continuing. Just to the north, on the east side of the broad is the Oulton Broad Watersports Centre. Here you can have a go at canoeing, sailing and rowing. If you’re not too confident with these water based activities, there are classes available, so you can be taught safely under the watchful eye of a professional. There are also showers and changing facilities here for added convenience.

If you would rather stay off the water and keep your feet firmly on dry land, don’t worry, as there is still plenty to see & do. On the other side of the watersports centre is Nicholas Everitt Park. Here you will find beautiful green spaces and pathways through trees and past flowerbeds, offering you the opportunity to enjoy a relaxing walk. The grass makes the perfect place for a picnic and if you have children with you, will be able to run off some energy quite happily. During the summer months, Powerboat races are held on the broad and the north edge of the park gives superb open views across the northeast side of the broad. In the centre of the park there is a traditional bandstand that you will no doubt eventually come to. Also, watch out for the Lowestoft Museum, which can also be found within the park. Here you can enjoy a look back at 1000 years of the local areas history with it’s main exhibit being the well-known Lowestoft Porcelain. Exploring the park will no doubt work up your appetite, so why not pay a visit to the Waveney Public House just outside the park on the east side. This lovely pub offers a range of beverages and a food menu that you won’t be able to resist. Once you’ve had your fill of delicious food and drink, you can then continue on exploring the broad & move on to the surrounding village.

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