Welcome to the Broads Society
Our members share a common purpose to help secure a sustainable future for The Broads as a unique and protected landscape
in which leisure, tourism and the local economy can thrive in harmony with the natural environment.
About the Broads
Originally proposed as a National Park in 1947, the region was eventually afforded comparable status in 1988, following the passing of the Norfolk & Suffolk Broads Act. The Broads Authority was set up under this legislation acting as the planning authority for 30,000 hectares (74,000 acres) included in the region. It is also responsible for maintaining the waterways in a navigable condition.