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“Excellent Sailing”
Review of Hickling Broad

Hickling Broad
Ranked #1 of 3 things to do in Hickling
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: This small lake is said to be haunted by a young soldier during the Napoleonic War, who crossed it to meet his beloved, but met his icy death in its bone-chilling waters instead.
Telford, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
64 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
“Excellent Sailing”
Reviewed 28 May 2014

We sailed in a small flotilla of five boats, this is an excellent area to see the local birdlife while sailing. The views are amazing and there is plenty of space to avoid the hire boats with inexperienced crew!!

Visited May 2014
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Cranleigh, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Very enjoyable even for non-twitchers”
Reviewed 26 May 2014

Beautiful, peaceful location. We had a lovely sunny morning for our two hour trip. We had an excellent guide and even though we are not knowledgable bird watchers we enjoyed the experience tremendously. Very reasonably priced.

Visited May 2014
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Calne, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
77 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“A lovely way to pass an afternoon.”
Reviewed 25 May 2014

We walked around the broad and went out on the hour-long boat trip with Richard and I'm so glad we did. It is beautiful to see the area from the water, we were lucky there were only 4 of us on our boat and Richard gave us lots of information. It was very relaxed and very good value, would certainly recommend.

Visited May 2014
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Peterborough, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Ideal location to enjoy nature”
Reviewed 19 May 2014

Visited on a beautiful sunny day, went on an afternoon electric boat trip which although only an hour long was very enjoyable which was made even more so by the friendly and knowledgeable guide Dave. Enjoyed a very pleasant walk around the reserve visiting the hides and observation hut, saw Swallowtail butterflies for the first time and heard a Bittern boom (no sighting unfortunately). An excellent location to spend a few hours.

Visited May 2014
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North of London
Level 6 Contributor
335 reviews
116 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 146 helpful votes
“What an experience”
Reviewed 15 May 2014

A group of friends took a 2 hour boat ride on Hickling Broad with our guide Dave. He was great, knowledgeable and a funny guy. Well done Dave you were a delight. You took us to a couple of hides up a tower, what views and answered all our questions. A marvellous two hours of fun and education all for the remarkable sum of £10 which also gave us unlimited access to the several hundred acres of wonderful Norfolk wildlife. A must for anyone even remotely interested in nature.

Visited May 2014
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