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The “mysterious, marvellous” Broads nominated for National Park of the Year

PUBLISHED: 08:05 02 February 2018 | UPDATED: 08:05 02 February 2018

Wherries come together on Wroxham Broad. PHOTO: ANTONY KELLY

Wherries come together on Wroxham Broad. PHOTO: ANTONY KELLY

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The Broads has been named one of five finalists in BBC Countryfile’s National Park of the Year awards after it’s “mysterious, marvellous landscape” captivated judges.

A family canoeing on Salhouse Broad. Picture: James Bass PhotographyA family canoeing on Salhouse Broad. Picture: James Bass Photography

The world-renowned wetland has been nominated along with Snowdonia, Northumberland, Exmoor and New Forest national parks.

Magazine readers were asked to submit suggestions, which judges then scrutinised before selecting the five nominees.

The magazine explained its decision in selecting the Broads: “Britain’s largest protected wetland is a mysterious, marvellous landscape, with a quarter of the country’s rarest wildlife.”

Members of the public are now asked to nominate their favourite with voting open until March 5.

The far reaching view across Malthouse Broad from St Helens Church in Ranworth.  Picture: James BassThe far reaching view across Malthouse Broad from St Helens Church in Ranworth. Picture: James Bass

The nomination has the backing of tourism bodies, leading hire boat companies and business owners.

To vote for the Broads visit: BBC Countryfile Magazine Awards 2018: National Park of the Year

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