How Hill - Ludham in Norfolk
How Hill Nature Reserve is located on the River Ant in
the Broadland village of
the heart of the Norfolk Broads. This 360 acre site is
maintained by the Broads Authority. There is a
marshman's cottage, three restored drainage windmills,
reed beds and marshes. Designated as a nature
reserve and a site of special scientific interest where
you can see swallowtail butterflies in May and June.
Otters, marsh harriers and bearded reedling's and
bitterns in the winter months. You can book a trip on
the Electric Eel an Edwardian style electric boat that
takes up to 8 people on a 50 minute trip through the
dykes and marshes.
There are walking trail and water trails, details of which can be obtained from the thatched Toad Cottage Museum, which gives an insight into the working life of an eel man and his family some 100 years ago.
There is a nearby car park which is open between April and October.
How Hill house was built in 1904 by Edward Thomas Boardman a Norwich architect as a holiday home. It is an Edwardian thatched house set in its own grounds. The house is not open to the public but is managed by the How Hill Trust charity and is used for educational activity courses. Including holiday courses where you can learn about nature in Broadland.