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Where is the Gateway to The Broads?

I had a look on Google..........as you do.

Wroxham seemed very popular.

Coltishall was mentioned.

Acle was also in the running.

Even the gravel pits at Whitlingham/Trowse made an attempt for fame.

If you know where it is, please tell me.

Old Wussername.

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Everything flows briskly out through Yarmouth, does that make it the er-hem unmentionable of the Broads?

Oulton Broad was, for many years, quoted as being 'where Broadland meets the sea', I liked that.

Perhaps Yarmouth is actually the Gateway to the Broads, so don't forget the Countryside Code, 'close the gate as you leave'.

Do I know the definitive answer? No!

If it's Whitlingham's redundant aggregate pits then I hope folk don't leave too late, Parking Eye will undoubtedly grab them.

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Before we can establish where the gateway to the Broads is, can we establish where "The Broads" are. As you travel east along the A47 signs direct you towards Acle and over the bridge then fizzle out.


For me "the gateway" has always been Loddon, even before we started hiring from Pacific Cruisers back in the early 80's.

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Surely a 'gateway' would be on the boundary? Geographically Oulton Broad & Gt Yarmouth are the liquid entrances to the Broads.


I thought they were the liquid exits. The rivers are the entrances, surely!

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