A host of events packed with "exciting" wildlife has been announced for across the Norfolk Broads this spring and summer.

The Broads Authority has recently released this year's public events programme which will include nature walks, a "beachcomb" and a foraging trip. 

Beginning this Saturday, a free event will be held along the Gorleston shoreline where visitors are encouraged to retrace the steps of famous naturalist Ted Ellis in the search for nautical treasures. 

Eastern Daily Press: How Hill Nature Reserve will host a range of nature-related events this summerHow Hill Nature Reserve will host a range of nature-related events this summer (Image: Newsquest)

Throughout the year there will be a series of solstice and dawn walks with Broads rangers at Breydon Water, as well as a five-mile hike along the Waveney Valley on July 24.

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On June 15, people can join foraging expert Jon Tyler on a "wild walk" around How Hill Nature Reserve which is followed by a three-course afternoon tea. 

Other events at How Hill include a bat-spotting walk on September 13 and a guided mushroom hunt on October 20. 

There will be guided tours of the peatland restoration project at Buttle Marsh in Ludham, as well as a "boat and boot" trip which will combine a walk and a river trip.

Find tickets here: eventbrite.co.uk/broads-authority