Highland Cattle at Taverham Mill

Norwich has one of the UK’s finest green spaces right on its doorstep, it has been confirmed. 

Taverham Mill water park has been awarded coveted Green Flag status for the first time. The Green Flag awards – handed out by Keep Britain Tidy – highlight outdoor spaces with excellent, well maintained facilities for visitors.

A celebration was held at the water park on Saturday by Anglian Water, which owns and manages Taverham Mill.

There were a host of things to see and do on the site including; walking trails, four lakes, forest and fenland, birdwatching hides, play areas, as well as activities like fishing and water skiing.

Jake Williams, recreation manager at Anglian Water, said: “We are extremely proud to be raising the Green Flag today at Taverham for the first time. This is the result of a lot of hard work and dedication from staff and volunteers at Anglian Water.

“This really is a wonderful asset to Norwich and the surrounding area – there is so much to see and do whether you love fishing, wildlife watching or just spending a day out with the family in a beautiful, tranquil spot. We are especially proud as this is the fifth Water Park in our region to get Green Flag status – our reservoirs were created to provide water for millions of households but it is fantastic that they can also provide a home for wildlife and a place for people to enjoy themselves as well.”