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Come alive in the Brecks

# Birthplace of Boudicca, heaving with history
# A haven for wildlife with a mysterious and strangely beautiful landscape
# A retreat from busy Britain with outstanding hospitality
# A place to walk, cycle, ride and explore with space to come alive

The Brecks covers 370 square miles of forests, heathlands, chalk streams, twisted pine belts, wetlands and arable farmland and is an area of unusual natural beauty and distinctiveness. Centered around the ancient town of Thetford, the Brecks encompasses the towns of Swaffham, Brandon and Mildenhall.

A combination of unspoilt countryside, outstanding wildlife, fascinating discoveries and fun activities means the Brecks is the perfect place for people of all ages to enjoy. Whether you like walking, cycling, riding or exploring, there really is something to suit everyone's tastes.

The Brecks welcomes more than a million visitors each year. With good transport links, it is easily accessible from other parts of the UK and Europe making it the perfect location for a weekend escape.

European funding has been secured to enable the Brecks Tourism Partnership to promote the region more proactively as a leading sustainable tourism destination, encouraging people to enjoy the natural diversity of the area whilst ensuring that it is protected for future generations. The successful funding bid was made by the Brecks Countryside Project following completion of its Tracks in the Sand initiative which made vast improvements to accessibility in the Brecks.

A steering group member of the Brecks Tourism Partnership, the Countryside Project aims to raise awareness and understanding the Brecks and encourage local community involvement in all aspects of conservation and sustainability.

Come Alive in the Brecks is a three year campaign designed to encourage people to discover this unique area for themselves and is funded by European Objective 2 with matched funding from ERDF/EEDA, Norfolk County Council, Suffolk County Council, Breckland District Council and the Brecks Countryside Project.


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