Barton Broad

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Barton Broad
Barton Broad.jpg
TypeNature reserve
LocationNorwich, Norfolk
OS gridTG 350 207
Area164 hectares (410 acres)
Managed byNorfolk Wildlife Trust

Barton Broad is a 164-hectare (410-acre) nature reserve north-east of Norwich in Norfolk. It is owned and managed by the Norfolk Wildlife Trust.[1] It is part of the Ant Broads and Marshes Site of Special Scientific Interest[2] and National Nature Reserve,[3] and part of it is in the Ant Marshes Nature Conservation Review site, Grade I.[4] It is part of the Broadland Ramsar site[5] and Special Protection Area,[6] and The Broads Special Area of Conservation.[7]

The Broad was created in the Middle Ages by digging for peat and the River Ant was later diverted through it, which allowed navigation. It has diverse aquatic plants and fish, and the surrounding fens have nationally rare plants and invertebrates.[1]

There is public access to the reserve.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Barton Broad". Norfolk Wildlife Trust. Retrieved 7 July 2018.
  2. ^ "Designated Sites View: Ant Broads and Marshes". Sites of Special Scientific Interest. Natural England. Retrieved 15 May 2018.
  3. ^ "Designated Sites View: Ant Broads and Marshes". National Nature Reserves. Natural England. Retrieved 25 May 2018.
  4. ^ Ratcliffe, Derek, ed. (1977). A Nature Conservation Review. 2. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press. p. 307. ISBN 0521 21403 3.
  5. ^ "Designated Sites View: Broadland". Ramsar Sites. Natural England. Retrieved 25 May 2018.
  6. ^ "Designated Sites View: Broadland". Special Protection Areas. Natural England. Retrieved 25 May 2018.
  7. ^ "Designated Sites View: The Broads". Special Areas of Conservation. Natural England. Retrieved 25 May 2018.

Coordinates: 52°43′59″N 1°28′44″E / 52.733°N 1.479°E / 52.733; 1.479