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Woodbastwick is a small village on the River Bure in Norfolk, England within The Broads National Park, between Cockshoot Broad and Salhouse Broad, and close to Bure Marshes NNR (National Nature Reserve).

It is an attractive village with thatched houses set around a village green, and the church of St. Fabian & St. Sebastian.

The "bast" in "Woodbastwick" refers to the pliable substance called "bast" under the bark of the lime tree. Danish and Saxon invaders needed "bast" as a form of binding to tie leggings and other items.

Woodbastwick's village sign shows two invaders tying their leggings.

Woodforde Broadland Brewery produces real ales such as Wherry Bitter, Nelson's Revenge, Norfolk Nog, Headcracker and Norfolk Nip.

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