We explore… Brilliant Brundall
A pretty village nestled on the banks of the River Yare, Brundall is another Norfolk location that is famed for its boat-building past. Of course, there is so much to be discovered along the way, so be sure to keep your eyes open…
Brundall Church Fen
Brundall Church Fen is a unique wet woodland nature reserve, which once formed part of the River Yare’s floodplain at Brundall. Now, however, the fen is managed by the Parish Council, and is home to a variety of wildlife. The fallen wood and rotting tree stumps play host to fungi and lichen, while older trees have become homes to bats and owls. Take your time to stroll through the fen and listen for birds singing, as well as peer into the water in search of aquatic insects, fish, and frogs.
“Yay” for the River Yare
Linking Norwich to the sea, and passing by the Broads of Surlingham, Whitlingham, and Rockland, the River Yare passes through some of Norfolk’s most spectacular countryside, under ancient bridges, past reed-dappled banks, and across areas of wildlife-rich marshland. Whether you’re strolling along its banks or wending your way by boat or canoe, you’ll be glad that you took the time to see the Yare close-up.
Cook up a storm
If you’ve ever fancied yourself a Master Chef, now is the time to get a little training. Richard Hughes’ Cookery School, which forms part of The Lavender House Restaurant, is a fantastic place to learn a few tricks of the trade, as well as have a great time with likeminded people. Popular courses include chocolate desserts, fine wine evenings, seafood, and fresh pasta, but courses book very quickly, and run infrequently – be sure to pre-book as soon as you’ve planned your Brundall break.
A number of our holiday properties are located in Brundall, along the River Yare; it has never been easier for visitors to explore this wonderful part of the world, or to enjoy its many sights and sensory experiences.