Broads Society members. Volunteers helping maintain river banks.

Broadsword activities occur during the winter and early spring. Last winter work continued along  the Bure near the entrance to Black Horse Broad.  We also did work on the Ant near How Hill.


Dates start in the coming winter; to be announced  


During the week prior to each session, you will be contacted either by email or by telephone to confirm the working area and where to meet. Due to the limited hours of daylight during the winter months, we leave promptly at 09:30 to make best use of our resources. Please do not be late as we usually need to travel by boat to our work site.  Whilst we are delighted if you can attend every session, we shall equally be pleased to see you if you can manage only the occasional day.

Need more information ? Please contact the Society via the contact page.

All projects are discussed and agreed with the Broads Authority River Works Team. On every session, we join forces with members of the Works Team, using their workboats, equipment and expertise. As we are Volunteers with the Broads Authority and work to their Health and Safety procedures, we are covered by their insurance policies.

The work equipment is provided by Broadsword or by the Works Team, typical items include bow saws and loppers. You can bring your own hand tools if you prefer. You may only use a power tool e.g. chainsaw if you have the appropriate Certificate of Competence – please speak to the co-ordinators for further guidance.



 Ranworth Winter 2012/13


Winter 2013 Before & After



Previous achievements of the Broadsword Team

2011/12 Season Achievements

Clearing scrub and tree’s from Deep Dyke Whitesea cut at Hickling.

Clearing banks and improving access for canoes and small craft at Womack Island.

Bramble and scrub clearance at the moorings at Whitlingham.