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Destination of the Month: Halvergate Marshes in the Norfolk Broads

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If you love wildlife, pick up your binoculars and head to this stunning conservation area where you might just spot some rare birds!

The marshland that forms part of the Norfolk Broads is renowned for being a Site of Special Scientific Interest and supports a host of wildlife who come here during the winter months including Bewick’s swans.

Flying in annually from chilly Siberia, these birds take our colder months in their stride and can often be found sunbathing while the rest of us are wrapped up in layers of knitwear.

Maybe.

Halvergate is a top destination for walkers of all levels so if you fancy a winter's walk, you’ll love it here. One of the most striking landmarks is the Berney Arms Mill (pictured) that towers above the landscape.

The mill was built around the 1870s and was originally used to grind cement. Today, it’s under the care of English Heritage and while currently closed for maintenance, you can still enjoy looking at it.

Chances are, it hasn’t changed much in the years since it first appeared and it’s easy to imagine what it must have been like.

The Norfolk Broads remains a popular holiday destination and its unspoilt nature offers plenty of opportunities for keen snappers.

If you start feeling the cold, head to The Red Lion in Halvergate.

W visitnorfolk.co.uk

Where to stay

Prices couple, electric hook-up, per night

Clippesby Hall

Clippesby Hall
Hall Road, Clippesby, Norfolk NR29 3BL
T 01493 367800
W clippesbyhall.com
Open All year
Price from £15

With eight touring areas to choose from, Clippesby Hall is a popular site with families who want to be close to Norfolk’s many beautiful beaches but also enjoy chilling out on site. Last year, the site unveiled Basecamp — a multi-purpose building offering a café, kitchen, shop and a licensed bar.

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