Thousands of boaters have been issued warnings for speeding on the Norfolk Broads, in less than three months.

Broads Authority rangers told some 2,260 people that their craft were going too quickly, between June 1 to August 13 this year.

Various speed limits are in force across the waterways, ranging from three to six miles per hour.

The data was revealed in a report to the Broads Authority’s navigation committee on Thursday.  

It showed that the majority of the warnings – 2,233 – were verbal reminders to keep to the limit. The remainder were given a more serious written warning.

Eastern Daily Press: Broads Authority Ranger Tobi Radcliffe on the River Ant at How Hill, NorfolkBroads Authority Ranger Tobi Radcliffe on the River Ant at How Hill, Norfolk (Image: (C) JAMES BASS PHOTOGRAPHY)

Most verbal warnings (1,134) were issued in the Wroxham and upper Bure area.

The second highest number were at Irstead on the River Ant (514). 

Verbal warnings were also issued at Hickling, Potter Heigham and upper Thurne (206), lower Thurne and lower Bure (104), Norwich and upper Yare (74), Reedham, Chet and middle Yare (86), Oulton Broad and upper/ middle Waveney (92), Breydon Water, lower Waveney and Yare (23).

More than two dozen written warnings were issued, with 20 of them around Wroxham and the upper Bure.

There were four on the lower Thurne and lower Bure, one on the Ant, one at Reedham, Chet and the middle Yare and one at Oulton Broad and upper/ middle Waveney.

The report also set out the number of sunken and abandoned vessels across the Broads, with eight needing to be addressed.

They include one boat on Daisy Broad, in Hoveton, which caught fire and sank.  

There are two at Womack Water, one on the Sutton/Stalham cut and four on the Yare, at Cantley, Trowse, and two at Thorpe.