Discover and help look after the Broads National Park.
This flexible day of activities offers the opportunity to get involved with practical conservation work to support the management of the Broads.
This opportunity is provided by Broads National Park.
About this opportunity
This flexible day visit is offered at different locations within the Broads National Park.
You will discover and help look after the Broads National Park as a starting point for longer-term involvement. The programme includes activities to learn about the history, heritage, wildlife and special qualities of this nationally important wetland, and an opportunity to get involved with practical conservation work.
Groups can learn about the importance of peat and the origins of the Broads, go geocaching, carry out wildlife surveys and get hands on practical countryside skills in a spectacular fenland environment.
We will work with you to develop your programme according to the requirements of your group and the season. This could include elements of team building, bushcraft, cooking and boat trips as well as outdoor discovery and conservation activities.
Need to know
How it works
Activities vary by location and the season but may include:
- practical conservation work
- peat discovery
- wildlife surveys
- boat trips
On your visit, you will benefit from:
- Discovering of the special qualities of the Broads
- Geographical and scientific understanding
- Practical conservation skills
- Health and wellbeing benefits of working outdoors in nature
- Communication skills
- Team work skills
- Nature awareness
What to bring
You will need to bring suitable outdoor clothes and footwear, packed lunch and a hot drink. You must also bring any necessary medication.
All PPE and specialist equipment will be provided.
Discovering the Broads National Park
10:00 Arrive, welcome, introduction and health and safety briefing
10:15 Resources of the Broads - peat core investigation, havesting willow and charcoal making
11:15 Exploring the Broads - geoaching trail
13:00 Habitat convervation - practical conservation task such as scrub clearance or fen meadow management (dependent on season)
14:00 Navigating the Broads - boat trip
15:00 Summary and depart