Barton Broad

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Barton Broad
Barton Broad.jpg
View from the southern end
Location Norfolk
Coordinates 52°44′19″N 1°29′46″E / 52.73864°N 1.49604°E / 52.73864; 1.49604Coordinates: 52°44′19″N 1°29′46″E / 52.73864°N 1.49604°E / 52.73864; 1.49604
Basin countries United Kingdom
Settlements Barton Turf

Barton Broad lies within The Broads in Norfolk, the United Kingdom. The broad is situated to the south and east of the village of Barton Turf, and is within the parish of Barton Turf.[1]

It is, after Hickling Broad, the second largest broad, and a nature reserve in the care of the Norfolk Wildlife Trust. It is reputed that Horatio Nelson learnt to sail here. Among other users are the Sailing Club of Gresham's School.

Excursions on the broad can be made in the United Kingdom's first solar powered passenger boat, the Ra, embarking at Gay's Staithe.

A popular mooring is Neatishead Staithe.


  1. ^ Ordnance Survey (2005). OS Explorer Map OL40 - The Broads. ISBN 0-319-23769-9.

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