15 beautiful photos of the Broads that show why it’s one of the UK’s most Instagrammed destinations

Beautiful Broads: Cycling Breydon Water. Photo: Chill Photography

Beautiful Broads: Cycling Breydon Water. Photo: Chill Photography - Credit: Chill Photography

As a designated area of outstanding natural beauty, it's no surprise that people like to take photos of the Norfolk Broads.

Beautiful Broads: Horsey Windpump. Photo: Chill Photography

Beautiful Broads: Horsey Windpump. Photo: Chill Photography - Credit: Chill Photography

Earlier this week it was revealed that people like to take photos of The Broads so much that it has become one of the top 15 most Instagrammed attractions in the UK.

Beautiful Broads: How Hill. Photo: Chill Photography

Beautiful Broads: How Hill. Photo: Chill Photography - Credit: Chill Photography

Ranking at number 14, just ahead of Antony Gormley's Angel of the North, the Broads were found to have a whopping 42,196 tags on the popular social media platform.

Beautiful Broads: Potter Heigham. Photo: Chill Photography

Beautiful Broads: Potter Heigham. Photo: Chill Photography - Credit: Chill Photography

Self-taught photographer, Christopher Hill, is one of many who love to capture the beauty of the Broads on camera.

Beautiful Broads: Sailing boat on the River Thurne. Photo: Chill Photography

Beautiful Broads: Sailing boat on the River Thurne. Photo: Chill Photography - Credit: Chill Photography

The 29-year-old from Great Yarmouth said: 'I focus on landscapes and have been snapping photos all around Norfolk for about eight years now.

Beautiful Broads: Herringfleet Windpump at sunset. Photo: Chill Photography

Beautiful Broads: Herringfleet Windpump at sunset. Photo: Chill Photography - Credit: Chill Photography

'As a photographer, I am really fortunate living in Norfolk. There are so many great spots of outstanding beauty that I am lucky to have right on my doorstep, including the Norfolk Broads - which has to be one of my absolute favourite places to photograph.'

Beautiful Broads: Filby Broad at Sunset. Photo Chill Photography

Beautiful Broads: Filby Broad at Sunset. Photo Chill Photography - Credit: Chill Photography


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Among the list reasons as to why Mr Hill loves to photograph the Broads are its abundance of wildlife, the iconic big skies, and various windmills and pumps.

Beautiful Broads: St Benets Drainage Mill at sunset. Photo: Chill Photography

Beautiful Broads: St Benets Drainage Mill at sunset. Photo: Chill Photography - Credit: Chill Photography

'I find the windmills especially fascinating as each had their own purpose back in their prime. I also love the boathouses at Hickling Broad and How Hill with their thatched roofs sourced locally from traditional materials,' he said.

Beautiful Broads: Reeds at Herringfleet. Photo: Chill Photography

Beautiful Broads: Reeds at Herringfleet. Photo: Chill Photography - Credit: Chill Photography

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He added: 'It doesn't matter what time of year I go, there is always a great show to be had at the Broads and with the right weather conditions it can really transform the landscape into something magical.'

Beautiful Broads: Thurne Windpump at Sunset. Photo: Chill Photography

Beautiful Broads: Thurne Windpump at Sunset. Photo: Chill Photography - Credit: Chill Photography

For more information on Christopher Hill's Photography, visit www.chill.photography

Beautiful Broads: Breydon Water Sea Lavender at Sunset. Photo: Chill Photography

Beautiful Broads: Breydon Water Sea Lavender at Sunset. Photo: Chill Photography - Credit: Chill Photography

• Send your best Broads photos to courtney.pochin@archant.co.uk

Beautiful Broads: Martham Broad at sunset. Photo: Chill Photography

Beautiful Broads: Martham Broad at sunset. Photo: Chill Photography - Credit: Chill Photography

Beautiful Broads: Herringfleet Windpump. Photo: Chill Photography

Beautiful Broads: Herringfleet Windpump. Photo: Chill Photography - Credit: Chill Photography

Beautiful Broads: Reeds at Herringfleet. Photo: Chill Photography

Beautiful Broads: Reeds at Herringfleet. Photo: Chill Photography - Credit: Chill Photography

Beautiful Broads: How Hill Boathouse at sunset. Photo: Chill Photography

Beautiful Broads: How Hill Boathouse at sunset. Photo: Chill Photography - Credit: Chill Photography

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