The Broads

Thurne Dkye Drainage Mill - In Motion

Thurne Dyke Drainage Mill – In Motion

10.05.2015 | 0 |  3 

It’s not often you get to see the windpump at Thurne moving but luckily today, they had a mill in motion open day. The gentleman guide explained how the mill operates and what the each part does.

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Ashtree Farm Drainage Mill

Ashtree Farm Drainage Mill

26.04.2015 | 0 |  1 

Ashtree Farm Drainage Mill was built in 1912 on the bank of the River Bure, just west of Great Yarmouth. The Drainage Mill was built on the site of an earlier mill.

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Thurne Dkye Drainage Mill - Spring

The River Thurne – Spring

04.04.2015 | 0 |  4 

These photos of Thurne Dkye Drainage Mill, St Benet’s Level Drainage Mill and boats on the River Thurne, were snapped in early April one evening as I was walking along the River Thurne just before and during sunset.

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Breydon Water in early Spring

Breydon Water – Spring

28.03.2015 | 0 |  3 

Breydon Water at Great Yarmouth in the east of Norfolk, is a large stretch of sheltered estuary . It is at the gateway to the Broads river system on the eastern edge of Halvergate Marshes.

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Horsey Mere at Sunset

Horsey Mere

22.03.2015 | 0 |  5 

Horsey Mere is located just west of the Horsey Windpump and is one of the Norfolk Broads. Owned and operated by the National Trust, the mere is a site of special scientific interest. By parking at Horsey Windpump you can walk around the staithe to get to the viewing point on the broad.

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NWT Martham Broad & West Somerton Drainage Mill

Martham Broad

22.03.2015 | 0 |  3 

Martham Broad is situated on the eastern side of the Broadland and is approximately 2 km north of Martham village. The broad is owned and operated by Norfolk Wildlife Trust and is split into two sections with the River Thurne running through the middle of it.

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Rollesby Broad

Rollesby Broad

20.03.2015 | 0 |  3 

The Rollesby Broad is situated next to the village of Rollesby and forms part of the Trinity Broads. The broad has an abundant selection of birds and wildlife and is connected to Ormesby Little Broad and Ormesby Broad via a water passage under Main Road.

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Filby Broad

Filby Broad

11.03.2015 | 0 |  5 

Filby Broad is one of five broads in the Trinity Broads and is situated next to the village of Filby. The broad has an abundant selection of birds and wildlife and is connected to Ormesby Broad and Rollesby Broad via a narrow inlet under Filby Bridge.

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Hickling Broad

Hickling Broad

06.03.2015 | 0 |  4 

Hickling Broad is situated on the upper River Thurne and is the largest of the Norfolk Broads. The Broad is also a national nature reserve where you can find a vast amount of wildlife and rare insects.

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Thurne Drainage Dyke

Thurne Dkye Drainage Mill – Winter

08.02.2015 | 0 |  5 

The Thurne Dkye Drainage Mill is located at the head of the staithe in the small broadland village of Thurne. Built in 1820 by England’s of Ludham the mills sails were uprated to patent sails with a fantail in 1835. In 1919 the cap of mill was blown off in strong winds.

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St Benet's Level Drainage Mill

St Benet’s Level Drainage Mill – Winter

08.02.2015 | 0 |  6 

St Benet’s Level Drainage Mill near to Ludham sits on the bank of the River Thurne. The mill originally built in 1775 has had an interesting history being modified and later blown down in the 1890s.

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Ormesby Little Broad in February

Ormesby Little Broad

08.02.2015 | 0 |  4 

Ormesby Little Broad is one of the broads that forms the Trinity Broads and is situated between Rollesbury and Filby Broad. At the south end of Ormesby Little Broad you can hire boats to row around the broad.

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