50 years anniversary

For 50 years, How Hill has been educating and inspiring people

Since 1966 How Hill, the environmental study centre for the Broads, has been providing a unique introduction to this wonderful environment for thousands of children and adults every year.

Generations of families have fond memories of visiting How Hill, inspiring a lifetime love of the Broads and nature.

Last year (2016), we welcomed 2,894 children from 42 schools who stayed with us, and 1,338 children from 28 schools who came on day visits. 85% of school children visiting are from Norfolk schools.


All of the activities were extremely successful because it’s first hand experience, learning while enjoying, and as always, the How Hill staff were informative and fun.

Cromer Junior School
Tara Fletcher, Teacher

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We urgently need your help to preserve this wonderful place for future generations


£55,000

is needed within the next 5 years to replace the sedge ridge on the roof.

£36,000

would allow us to buy a replacement clinker built boat.

£60,000

is needed to update our toilet and shower facilities, and make them accessible for disabled visitors.

£175,000

is needed to replace our inefficient heating system with a safer and environmentally friendly system.

£45,000

is needed for essential door and window replacement work.

£134,000

is needed for re-thatching the roof, albeit at a later date.


How Hill is now under threat and we need your help!

As a registered charity we receive no statutory funding. Our income from school visits and adult courses cover staffing costs with nothing left to invest in the house or grounds.

The time has come where expenditure is not only needed, it is essential if we want to continue offering this unique experience.

We need to raise £500,000 to ensure How Hill can benefit the next generation of school children, and indeed, everyone who enjoys visiting or staying in what is probably the most iconic building in the Broads.


We always feel that our pupils are very lucky to be able to come to How Hill and that they enjoy a unique experience that they may never have otherwise had. The group leaders are always very fresh and friendly and try to get to know each child.

Parkers Primary (Thetford)
Claire Vosper, Teacher