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					UK Inland Leisure

& Leisure in the Norfolk Broads

Leisure in the UK; the facts

3000 miles of navigable waterways in Britain. 165 million visits per year. Leisure use of the British waterways brings in £22.4 million a year to the economy.

100,000 licensed boats.

Leisure in the UK; the facts
Popular destinations include; Falkrik Wheel, Llangollen Canal, The Standedge Tunnel, The Anderton Boat Lift, The Pontcysyllte Aqueduct, The Barton swing Aqueduct, The Caen Hill Locks. “there are clear heath benefits from canal cycling” Sustains, Cycle network
www.waterscape.com

Approximately 11 million people visit the network of UK waterways each year 300,000 fish permits along the network “More than 31,000 vessels cruised the network of 2,200 canals, rivers and reservoirs” BBC (http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/7523143.stm)

The Norfolk Broads

The Norfolk Broads
Total area 188 sq miles Navigable waterways 125miles Has the same status as a national park, as indentified by The Norfolk and Suffolk Broads Act of 1988

All types of boats are found on the Broads, from Yachats to solar powered boats.

There are no Locks on, which is unique to the Norfolk Broads which is ideal for Leisure uses

Fishing on the Norfolk Broads
Fishing is a common activity along canals and waterways nationwide.

Norfolk is the largest fishing area in the UK, where Anglers can find both Salt water and fresh water fish. Any fish caught within the British Waterways, can not be retained in a keep net; due to legal reasons and conservation. Without a special permit.

Anglers can find; Pike, Roach, Rudd, Bream, Preach,Te nch in the Norfolk Broads

Walking and Cycling on the Norfolk Broads
Canals typically have tow paths on which you can both cycle and walk along side the canal.

Cycle paths vary in terrain, by leaving the tow paths and entering the countryside and towns.

Boating and Holidays on the Norfolk Broads
Holidays on leisure craft in the Norfolk Broads are generally between 1-6 nights and can start at any time.

New 24 hour moorings have been introduced.

Speed limit along the canals and rivers is between 5&7 mph.

A holiday for a family of four for five nights is £415.43(without dog- with dog- £435.43)

A toll must be paid to the Broads Authority to navigate the rivers and canals.

Canal side Food
An example of this is the Berney Arms, on Breydon Water. Pictured below.

There are many Pubs and restaurants near or next to Canals A list can be found on http://www.canaljunc tion.com/canal/pub.ht m

Conclusion

The way the canals have been developed since the industrial revolution, is ideal for leisure and holidays for all ages. There are 3000 miles of networked waterways in the UK.

Bibliography
www.ukcanals.net www.britishwaterways.co.uk www.canals.com www.berneyarms.co.uk www.canaljunction.com www.canalholiday.com www.jim-shed.co.uk www.totaltravel.co.uk www.rospa.com www.lichfieldddc,gov.uk

www.scottishcanals.co.uk
www.waterscape.com

www.tourismtrade.org.uk
www.digimap.co.uk

www.ukrivers.net
www.wikipedia.org www.ukboathire.com http://images.google.co.uk; canal, Norfolk broads

www.norfolkbroads


				
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