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Herringfleet Smock Mill

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The mill is a fully restored grade II* working smock mill, the only one in the broads. It's a bit of a trek to get to the mill, but its isolated position makes for some great images and means it looks good from lots of different angles. There are lots of surrounding reedbeds, and cattle grazing in the water meadows. 

The best time to shoot is probably sunrise as you can get some good reflections in the water in front of the mill, thought sunset is good too. Birdlife is abundant too, and there are often cormorants sat on the sails of the mill, so if wildlife is your thing take a long lens.

You'll need wellies as the ground is marshy, and be slightly wary of the cattle should you decide to leave the footpaths as they can be very protective of their young, and they often have calves in with them.

Nearby Herringfleet Hills are worth exploring for the woodlands and heathland, and Herringfleet village church is very pretty, with a round tower and thatched roof.

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The Broads Authority

SomerlytonSuffolk, England
United Kingdom

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