THE NORFOLK BROADS

For the second of his rides around a national park*, former Arriva regional managing director BOB HIND journeys from Norwich around the Norfolk Broads where he finds himself — more than once — having to do some detective work just to find the nearest bus stop for the next leg of these revealing journeys

BRITAIN’S BREATHING SPACES — NATIONAL PARKS BY BUS

Bob Hind experienced First Eastern Counties’ Excel service in pouring rain last August, but saw it again in better weather the following morning. This 2014 view shows Alexander Dennis Enviro400 33819 (YX63 LKJ) in Lowestoft with branding for the entire route between there and Peterborough. It was split subsequently into three parts, X1 (Lowestoft-Great Yarmouth-Norwich), X11 (Belton-Great Yarmouth-Norwich) and XL (Norwich-Peterborough).
DAVID JUKES

There is something bizarre about planning a bus trip to the Norfolk Broads. And it is even stranger that these waterways should be designated a national park.

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