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