Ranworth Broad

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Ranworth Broad
Ranworth Broad - geograph.org.uk - 2392296.jpg
TypeNature reserve
LocationNorth-east, Norfolk
OS gridTG 358151
Area136 hectares (340 acres)
Managed byNorfolk Wildlife Trust

Ranworth Broad is a 136-hectare (340-acre) nature reserve on the Norfolk Broads north-east of Norwich in Norfolk, United Kingdom. It is managed by the Norfolk Wildlife Trust.[1] it is part of Bure Broads and Marshes Site of Special Scientific Interest[2] and Bure Marshes Nature Conservation Review site, Grade I.[3] and National Nature Reverse[4] It is also part of the Broadland Ramsar site[5] and Special Protection Area,[6] and The Broads Special Area of Conservation.[7]

Many species of birds can be seen from the floating Broads Wildlife Centre such as great crested grebes, wigeons, gadwalls, kingfishers and cormorants. There are also areas of woodland and reedbeds.[1]

The poet and critic Edward Thomas spent a holiday on a houseboat on Ranworth Broad with his son and a group of friends in the summer of 1913 at the invitation of the poet and writer Eleanor Farjeon, while Thomas's wife Helen was in Switzerland.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Ranworth Broad". Norfolk Wildlife Trust. Retrieved 11 July 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ "Designated Sites View:Bure Broads and Marshes". Sites of Special Scientific Interest. Natural England. Retrieved 16 May 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ Ratcliffe, Derek, ed. (1977). A Nature Conservation Review. 2. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press. pp. 55–56, 209. ISBN 0521 21403 3. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ "Designated Sites View: Bure Marshes". National Nature Reserves. Natural England. Retrieved 25 May 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  5. ^ "Designated Sites View: Broadland". Ramsar Sites. Natural England. Retrieved 25 May 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  6. ^ "Designated Sites View: Broadland". Special Protection Areas. Natural England. Retrieved 25 May 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  7. ^ "Designated Sites View: The Broads". Special Areas of Conservation. Natural England. Retrieved 25 May 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  8. ^ Hollis, Matthew: Now All Roads Lead to France - The Last Years of Edward Thomas, Faber & Faber 2011

Coordinates: 52°40′55″N 1°29′13″E / 52.682°N 1.487°E / 52.682; 1.487