Visit the village on Cantley on the Norfolk Broads
The beautiful Norfolk village of Cantley sits in the middle of the south eastern region of the Norfolk Broads. The village was once centred around the beautiful St Margarets Church, which has been lovingly preserved amid a splendid rural setting, but since 1912 the village has been famous for its sugar beet factory, the first to be built in Britain. If you want to explore the development of the Norfolk countryside, Cantley is a dramatic example of the effect of the last century.
Though Cantley has no shop, pub or Post Office, delicious local produce can often be found for sale in and around the village, so if you’re not desperate, but fancy seeing if you can pick up some delicious homegrown fruit and veg or organic free range eggs, make sure you stop off and take a stroll.
In its position between Oulton Broad and the interior of the Broadland, Cantley is a well-trafficked route, and is a great place to meet and picnic with friends you’ve made during your Broads adventure. If you’ve set off from Oulton Broad, Cantley makes a great place to moor up for a picnic or to let the kids expend some energy.
If you’re venturing further inland, you might want to save Cantley for the way back, that way you can take home some of its famous fruit and veg as a souvenir.
Image courtesy of Jeremy Halls