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Trinity Broads

A set of land-locked broads bustling with wildlife and full of local interest

An Introduction to the Trinity Broads of Filby, Rollesby and Ormesby

Broads Fishing
Boathouse Pub
Rollesby Broad
Little Ormesby Broad
Ormesby St Michael Church
The Trinity Broads are 3 lakes that can be found in the north eastern region of the Norfolk Broads. The 3 broads are 'land locked', meaning that they are not connected to the main Norfolk Broads waterways, so you cannot get to them via boat. The 3 broads are Ormesby Broad, Rollesby Broad and Filby Broad, collectively known as the Trinity Broads. Because they are 'land locked' they are much quieter than other broads and other than the odd sailing dinghy or rowing boat, they are free from boats. Fishing is popular and a number of boardwalks have been created to allow easy access to the water for fishing, such as at Rollesby Bridge. The Trinity Broads are also a good place to see nature and wildlife, for example at the Filby Boardwalk. The area has a good restaurant (Waterside) and a great pub (Boat House), plus a cafés at Broadland Nurseries Garden Centre and Filby Bridge.

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Trinity Broads Guided Picture Tour

We start our tour of The Trinity Broads in Rollesby at the bridge where Rollesby Broad and Ormesby Broad meet.
Fishing Rollesby
Fishing near the bridge at Rollesby
Thurne Dyke
The car parking area at Rollesby Bridge
Rollesby Broad
Rollesby Broad

Also close to Rollesby Broad is a number of attractions that are well worth visiting. The newly opened Boat House pub overlooks Rollesby Broad and it's grassy bank makes an attractive place for a refreshment on a sunny day (adjacent kids play area). As well as a pub, the Boat House offers boat trips and is a registered wedding venue. Broadland Nurseries offers a well stocked plant shop and adjacent cafe. The Waterside Restaurant and Cafe overlooks Rollesby Broad and also has a boat trips, mini-golf and kids play-area.
Boathouse Pub
The Boathouse pub and wedding venue near Rollesby
Broadland Nurseries
Broadland Nurseries and Cafe
Waterside Rollesby
Waterside Restaurant and Cafe

Moving on to Filby, we arrive at the car-park adjacent to the bridge where Filby Broad meets Little Ormesby Broad. Directly from the car-park, a pathway leads through woodland to a viewing point over Little Ormesby Broad (unfortunately no dogs allowed). South of the bridge is a boardwalk overlooking Filby Broad and used by fishermen.
Rowing Boats
Rowing Boats on Little Ormesby Broad
Filby Broad
Fishing Boardwalk overlooking Filby Broad
Little Ormesby Broad
The viewing point overlooking Little Ormesby Broad
Little Ormesby Broad
Little Ormesby Broad
A Heron spotted at Filby Broad
Filby Bridge Restaurant
Filby Bridge Restaurant and Cafe
The terrace overlooking Little Ormesby Broad at Filby Bridge Restaurant

Each summer, Filby village is decorated with colourful flowers and in 2013 Filby was awarded a Gold Award in the Britain in Bloom competition.
Filby in Bloom
Filby in Bloom
Filby Village Sign
Filby Village Sign
Filby Village
Filby Flowers
Lots of flowers in Filby!
Filby Playground
Kids Playground in Filby
Filby Shop
Filby Village Shop

The medieval churches in the Trinity Broads area include Filby All Saints, Ormesby St Michael and Feggburgh St Margaret. The star is Filby All Saints with it's tall tower.
Fleggburgh St Margarets
Fleggburgh Church of St Margaret's
Filby All Saints
Filby Church of All Saints
Filby Church Rood
Inside Filby Church
Stained Glass Filby Church
Stained Glass Window inside Filby Church
Ormesby St Michael Church
Ormesby St Michael

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Trinity Broads Summary of What to SEE and DO

Go fishing - try Rollesby Bridge or Filby Boardwalk
Explore nature and enjoy a walk along the boardwalk at Fliby
Enjoy a pub lunch or meal at one of the areas pubs, cafes or restaurants
Explore one of the medievel churches - try Filby All Saints
Hire a rowing boat on Little Ormesby Broad from Filby Bridge
Visit Broadland Nurseries Garden Centre and Cafe near Rollesby Bridge

Our Verdict

The Trinity Broads are much quieter waters than other Norfolk Broads and this makes them a unique place to enjoy fishing or rowing. The area also contains some good places to eat and drink :)




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