Saturday 21st of March 2015

I recently went to nearby Oulton Broad, a large lake and marshland west of Lowestoft. Luckily the weather was shiny, and although a little chilly, by the time I’d done a fair amount of walking I was plenty warm.

Hopefully when the weather warms up a bit more Zoe and I will go out here for a picnic, and have a walk around the local town.

Oulton Broad looking east from Bridge Road The view east from Bridge Road, looking towards the rail bridge.

a jetty leading towards the rail bridge A jetty leading towards the rail bridge.

the same jetty, but viewed from the south The same jetty, but viewed from the south.

I’m not sure if there are still boat trips available – at least one of the boats didn’t look in very good condition. Perhaps I’ll find out in a month or two.

boat trip booking hut Boat trip booking hut.

boat trip boats Boat trip boats.

The southern side of the broad is host to a large marina, with various private craft.

wide boat Wide boat.

moored yachts and dinghy Moored yachts and dinghy.

Just off Bridge Road to the south of the broad is Nicholas Everitt Park, which has a playground and a few cafés and shops at its edge.

Everitt Park pond Everitt Park pond.

On the western edge of the park is Waveney & Oulton Broad Yacht Club.

yacht club jetty 1 Yacht club jetty, 1.

yacht club jetty 2 Yacht club jetty, 2.

trees and broad Looking west out on to the broad.

boat launch ramp Boat launch ramp.