Cockshoot Broad

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Cockshoot Broad
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TypeNature reserve
LocationNorwich, Norfolk
OS gridTG 343 165
Area5 hectares (12 acres)
Managed byNorfolk Wildlife Trust

Cockshoot Broad is a 5-hectare (12-acre) nature reserve north-east of Norwich in Norfolk. It is managed by the Norfolk Wildlife Trust,[1] it is part of the Bure Broads and Marshes Site of Special Scientific Interest,[2] and the Broadland Ramsar site[3] and Special Protection Area,[4] and The Broads Special Area of Conservation.[5] It is also part of the Bure Marshes National Nature Reserve[6] and Nature Conservation Review site, Grade I.[7]

The water quality of this broad is very high and it has large beds of water lilies, which provide a habitat for many insects, including red eyed and variable damselflies.[1]

Access to the boardwalk through the site is by boat only.


  1. ^ a b "Cockshoot Broad". Norfolk Wildlife Trust. Retrieved 10 July 2018.
  2. ^ "Designated Sites View:Bure Broads and Marshes". Sites of Special Scientific Interest. Natural England. Retrieved 16 May 2018.
  3. ^ "Designated Sites View: Broadland". Ramsar Sites. Natural England. Retrieved 25 May 2018.
  4. ^ "Designated Sites View: Broadland". Special Protection Areas. Natural England. Retrieved 25 May 2018.
  5. ^ "Designated Sites View: The Broads". Special Areas of Conservation. Natural England. Retrieved 25 May 2018.
  6. ^ "Designated Sites View: Bure Marshes". National Nature Reserves. Natural England. Retrieved 25 May 2018.
  7. ^ Ratcliffe, Derek, ed. (1977). A Nature Conservation Review. 2. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press. pp. 55–56. ISBN 0521 21403 3.

Coordinates: 52°41′42″N 1°27′58″E / 52.695°N 1.466°E / 52.695; 1.466