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Visit the Broads National Park

Broadcaster 2022 Guide to the

Broads National Park

Maps Places to visit Eating out Boating & safety

Broads National Park



Information given in Broadcaster may have changed since the time of compilation.

Welcome to the Broads National Park

Please check details with places you plan to visit.

…and a selection of all that there is to see and do

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'Visit the Broads'

What's on

You’ll find many people offering activities listed here but there are many others…

– inspirational itineraries from the business membership organisation for the Broads

More places to visit and people to help you explore

4 Visiting map 5 Special places Solar-powered boat trips from Hoveton on Ra Electric boat trips from Ranworth on Liana How Hill National Nature Reserve and Electric Eel boat trips

18 Tales from the riverbanks 19 Love the Broads – how you can help

51 Puzzleland quiz

21 Common or rare?

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22 Stepping into history

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Information

Boating basics

Who to contact for more info

8-page guide, packed with essential information and boating advice

41 Project news

25 Yacht stations

8 Easier access: walks, boating and angling

26 Top 10 boating tips

41 Future forward

27 Emergency info Bridge heights

44 What made them do it? Hear the experiences of people working in the Broads

11 Saddle up

53 Eating out Pubs, cafes and restaurants

Try angling 45 Explore the Broads

12 Set sail

Views, brews and loos – time for tea

Life cycles

46 Discovering new tastes for old flavours – going foraging

28 Boating map 30 How to cross Breydon Water 13 Ferries and small boat trips 14 All aboard – the train

31 Tide tables Info file

16 Take to the water with paddlesports

32 Journey times Waste disposal

54 Where to stay Self-catering, camping, bed and breakfasts, and hotels


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Grid references mentioned throughout Broadcaster (for example C2) refer to this map. COVER: Kate Heiss kateheiss.com

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VisitTheBroads.co.uk

Please contact: Broads Authority, Yare House, 62-64 Thorpe Road, Norwich NR1 1RY

The visitor website for the Broads also has all you need to know about where to go and what to do, where to stay ashore and afloat, where to eat, boating, special events and everything else you need to enjoy the Broads by land and water.

01603 610734 broads@broads-authority.gov.uk broads-authority.gov.uk

The Ordnance Survey (OS) mapping used within this publication is provided by the Broads Authority under licence from the OS, in order to provide recreational information to Broads visitors. People viewing this mapping should contact OS Copyright for advice if they wish to license OS mapping for their own use.


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Of course all of the Broads National Park is special, but here are just some of the extra special places for a great day out – exploring open waters, big skies and wide horizons with people who know and love the Broads

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oveton and Wroxham (B2/B3) lie either side of the River Bure. Take to the water here and you’ll find yourself drifting into another world, transported along a beautiful and tranquil stretch of the river, going towards Coltishall and into Bridge Broad. Listen to the birdsong and relax in a green world, with meadows and wet woodlands on either side that can’t be explored by land. Willow trees abound, watch for water birds such as herons and grebes, and in early summer look out for yellow irises.

Solar-powered boat trips on Ra

Station Road, Hoveton NR12 8UR 01603 782281 / 01603 756097 hovetontic@broads-authority.gov.uk Open (free entry) April, May, October: MondayFriday 9am-1pm and 1.30-5pm; Saturday-Sunday 9am-5pm June-September: daily 9am-5pm

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Continue your day out with a visit to Hoveton Hall Gardens, Wroxham Barns for crafts and children’s activities, or BeWILDerwood treehouse adventure park (all about 1½ to 2 miles away), or take the Bure Valley Railway (close to the information centre), which also has a path for walkers and cyclists, (see page 12). Hoveton has toilets by the information centre, shops if you want to buy a picnic and plenty of places to eat.

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et off from Ranworth (C3) on a voyage of discovery on board our Edwardian-style launch. Longer trips head towards South Walsham and St Benet’s Abbey. Shorter trips (fun for families) are also available. Look out for great crested grebes, even a kingfisher zipping across the water and look up too, a marsh harrier could be soaring overhead.

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These trips depart from Hoveton Riverside Park, close to Hoveton Broads Information Centre and Hoveton & Wroxham Railway Station, which is on the Bittern Line between Norwich and Sheringham. There are 24-hour free moorings close by too. The boat trip takes up to nine passengers (at driver’s discretion) and Ra is accessible to wheelchair users via a ramp. Trips April, May, October: weekends, bank holidays, Easter week and local half-term only June-September: daily

Hoveton Broads Information Centre

Electric boat trips on Liana These trips depart from Ranworth

How Hill Secret Gardens Staithe, where there are also 24-hour free moorings and parking. The boat trip takes up to eight passengers (at driver’s discretion). Trips April, May, October: weekends, bank holidays, Easter week and local half-term only June-September: daily Cost From £8 adult, £7 child and concession, £25 family (up to two adults and two children) Times, full cost details and bookings Ranworth Broads Information Centre, 01603 756094, or visit the other Broads Information Centres

Ranworth Broads Information Centre

The Staithe, Ranworth NR13 6HY 01603 756094 ranworthtic@broads-authority.gov.uk Open (free entry) April, May, October: MondayFriday 9am-1pm and 1.30-5pm; Saturday-Sunday 9am-5pm June-September: daily 9am-5pm See page 49 for more about the information centre.

More places to visit

Continue your day out with a visit to Norfolk Wildlife Trust’s nature reserve and floating Broads Wildlife Centre (follow the boardwalk from the staithe). They also run boat trips. The village church, St Helen’s, is known as the cathedral of the Broads. You can continued on p6

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Cost From £8 adult, £7 child and concession, £25 family (up to two adults and two children) Times, full cost details and bookings Hoveton Broads Information Centre, 01603 782281, or visit the other Broads Information Centres


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continued from p5 even climb the tower for a bird’s-eye view. There are toilets near the staithe and refreshments available, including a tea shop at the church’s Visitors’ Centre. Fairhaven Woodland and Water Garden is another special place to visit, about 1½ miles away at South Walsham.

How Hill National Nature Reserve

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ow Hill (C2), close to the village of Ludham, has something of everything that makes the Broads special. The River Ant runs through the reserve and there are reedbeds, grazing marshes, wet woodlands and even a broad – all full of wildlife for you to discover. Visit Toad Hole Cottage, lived in by generations of eel catchers, and imagine home life on the marshes in Victorian times. Then take a boat trip to see where the marshmen worked. Explore the Wildlife Walking Trail, Secret Gardens, riverside walks and maybe even Hathor, one of the Broads sailing wherries (see page 22). • Entry to the site is free, with a free car park (open all the time) and 24-hour free moorings • Visitors with disabilities may find it helpful to telephone in advance to check whether How Hill is sufficiently accessible for you • Assistance dogs only on the boat trips and

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Wildlife Walking Trail please • In the summer and autumn you may find it helpful to bring an insect repellent for the trails

Toad Hole Cottage

How Hill, Ludham NR29 5PG 01692 678763 / 01603 756096 toadholetic@broads-authority.gov.uk Open (free entry) April, May, October: Monday-Friday 10.30am-1pm and 1.30-5pm; Saturday-Sunday 10.30am-5pm June-September: daily 9.30am-5pm

Electric Eel boat trips

Let Robin Jeffries and our other staff at How Hill take you on a trip to introduce you to the landscapes, habitats and wildlife of the Broads. “We go along the river, past mills and grazing marshes, then through undrained reedbeds and wet carr woodlands, before arriving at a stretch of open water known as Reedham Water. This quiet flood (if you ignore the raucous gulls!) is an undisturbed haven for ducks and other waterfowl. Bearded tits, marsh harriers and even otters can be seen here and, in recent years, sightings of great white egret and bittern have become increasingly frequent. “The changing seasons bring changing wildlife. In May, the birds are busy showing off their breeding finery and, when the sun shines, the hidden warblers are in full song. June sees the Norfolk hawker dragonfly and the swallowtail butterfly on the wing.

Toad Hole Cottage Summer is the season for flowers, when the marshes can be washed with colour. This, too, is peak time for dragonflies, busying themselves in the sunlight above the dykes. In autumn, as the season draws to a close, the birds are on the move again. The summer visitors leave for warmer climes and soon, duck like teal and wigeon will arrive from the north, as the marsh moves towards winter once more. “But remember – the Electric Eel trip just scratches at the surface of the Broads and its wildlife. Hopefully, though, it will provide you with enough information and inspiration to encourage you to explore some of the many other wildlife sites throughout the Broads.” Trips (50 minutes) for up to six passengers (at driver’s discretion) April, May, October: weekends, bank holidays, Easter week and local half-term only; June-September: daily Cost £8 adult, £7 child and concession, £25 family

Discover Carlton Marshes • Explore nature trails • Discover the Playscape • Stunning views • Café & gift shop • Nest cameras • Free to visit

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stroll upriver, past the boat shed, to Boardman’s Mill and Clayrack Mill. The path then goes on to Sharp Street.

Wildlife Walking Trail

Explore the Secret Gardens, open all the time, with free entry; donations to the How Hill Trust are very welcome. These water gardens were created by local architect Edward Boardman for the family home at How Hill, which dates from 1904. The gardens are always lovely and secluded, and in early summer there are spectacular displays of azaleas and rhododendrons. Follow signs from the car park, moorings and main house. The formal gardens surrounding the house are sometimes open too – check the signs on the gates.

Secret Gardens

Walk along the trail to see wildlife for all seasons, and in June and August look out for huge and very rare swallowtail butterflies. Open April, May, October: daily 10.30am-5pm June-September: daily 9.30am-5pm Cost £3 adult, £1.50 child, includes guide booklet

Riverside walks

Electric Eel

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From Toad Hole Cottage the riverside footpath continues downstream to Ludham Bridge and St Benet’s Abbey. Alternatively, you can take a short

How Hill Tearoom

Enjoy a delicious selection of home-made cakes, scones and pastries, plus locally made ice creams (also available at Toad Hole Cottage), and hot and cold drinks. The How Hill Trust will offer takeaways in the spring and will open the tearoom in the main house in the summer holidays. 01692 678555 howhilltrust.org.uk

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VisitTheBroads.co.uk/information-centres As well as the regular trips on Ra, Liana and the Electric Eel, we also take group bookings at other times, including special dawn and evening trips.


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Easier access …by land and water

Grid references (for example C2) refer to the map on page 4.

wheelchair users and people with other disabilities, each for groups of up to 12 passengers, up to six in wheelchairs. Skipper and crew included. Galley and accessible toilet. Other starting points may be available. Book in advance. 07817 920502 waveneystardust.co.uk • Horning – River Bure – King Line Cottages C3 Self-drive electric day boat, with electric lift for wheelchairs, steering wheel controls, toilet, allweather cover. Seats nine people including two wheelchair users. 01692 630297 kinglinecottages.uk

Easy access paths and boardwalks

These are often the best way to explore the marshy areas of the Broads and many are on nature reserves. They are suitable for wheelchair users and people with pushchairs. • Barton Broad C2, Cockshoot Broad C3 (access by boat only), Hickling Broad D2 and Ranworth Broad C3 01603 625540 norfolkwildlifetrust.org.uk • Beccles Marsh Trails D7, Burgh Castle E5, Chedgrave C5, Filby Broad E3, Horsey Mere E2, Horstead Mill A2, Hoveton Riverside Park B2, Rockland St Mary (route recently renovated) B5 and Whitlingham Country Park B4 • Carlton Marshes E7 (see page 18) 01473 890089 suffolkwildlifetrust.org • Salhouse Broad B3 07795 145475 or 01603 722775 salhousebroad.org.uk • Wheatfen, Surlingham B5 (short boardwalk to bird hide) 01508 538036 wheatfen.org

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Please check with operators for details of wheelchairs and weights they can accommodate. • Beccles – River Waveney – Waveney Stardust D7 Private cruises for groups with at least one person who requires accessible facilities. Two singledeck cruisers with hydraulic lifts, designed for

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Boat trips, boat hire and other boating activities

• Horning – River Bure – Southern Comfort C3 Takes up to six wheelchair users on its scheduled trips or 20 for private parties. Please book. 01692 630262 southern-comfort.co.uk • Horsey – Upper Thurne – Ross’ Wildlife Boat Trips E2 Daily trips on the nature reserve on a classic boat from Horsey Staithe. Good access for those with limited mobility and room for one wheelchair user. Small group size allows commentary to be tailored to individual needs; popular with visually impaired visitors. Book in advance (by text is best); on the day, you may be able to book at departure point. 07791 526440 Facebook Ross' Wildlife Boat Trips • Hoveton – River Bure – Ra B2 (see picture above and page 5) • Neatishead – River Ant – Nancy Oldfield Trust C2 Activities for disabled and disadvantaged people: motor cruises with wheelchair lifts and kitchen and toilet facilities, pedal launches, sailing, canoeing and wildlife watching; day activities, holidays and courses; self-catering residential bungalow for up to 10 people. Cruises also start from Ludham Bridge, exploring the rivers Ant, Bure and Thurne. 01692 630572 nancyoldfield.org.uk • Oulton Broad – River Waveney – Waveney River Tours F7 Some wheelchair spaces available. Book in advance. 01502 574903 waveneyrivertours.com • Oulton Broad – River Waveney – Waveney Sailability E7 continued on p11


Broads National Park Experiences Let us tempt you back to the Broads... Unforgettable and unique experiences from just £12 per person - available all year round

• Walking tours that delve into the fascinating stories of the area whilst taking in the stunning views • Guided kayak adventures – Get closer to wildlife as you silently glide through the water • Skippered boat cruises with delicious picnics aboard a vintage Broads cruiser • Sailing tasters and training that will see you harnessing the exhilarating power of the wind

For inspirational experiences and a range of specially selected accommodation choices

www.visitthebroads.co.uk/book-experiences


www.theboathouseormesbybroad.co.uk Booking advisable tel: 01493 730342

A warm welcome is guaranteed at our magical waterfront location, overlooking the beautiful Ormesby Broad.

Traditional pub dining with some tasty chefs specials. Eat, drink, relax and enjoy The Boathouse.

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Discover how we are putting the sparkle back in Hoveton Great Broads murky waters! Following a successful £4.5 million funding bid from EU LIFE and National Heritage Lottery Funds, Natural England has been leading a project to restore Hoveton Great Broad and Hudson’s Bay. Decades of pollution have created an unhealthy, algal dominated environment that deprives the aquatic plants of sunlight. To restore a healthy ecosystem with crystal clear waters and diverse plant and fish communities two innovative techniques are being used. Firstly, sediment removal returned the Broad to

a depth better suited to the healthy ecosystem that used to exist. Head to our website to find out how we removed 55,000 m3 of highly nitrified sediment from the Broad, and how we used this sediment to create new wet fenland habitat. Secondly, we are supporting nature’s own ability to heal the ecosystem. Water fleas already feed on the algae; however, their numbers are reduced by the fish which feed on them. To encourage the water flea population to grow and consume the algae, the Broad will be separated

from the nearby waterways using temporary, water-permeable barriers. The fish will then be relocated into the river Bure whilst the ecosystem heals and recovers to a healthy, self-sustaining level. Overlooking the Broad is the Hoveton Nature Trail, a magical oasis of wildlife and tranquillity away from the hustle and bustle of the river, giving you a chance to relax and immerse yourself in the restorative peace of nature. Come visit and experience it for yourself!

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These places have platforms or pads suitable for wheelchair users. River Yare • Buckenham Ferry – three pads C5 • Cantley Staithe C5 • Postwick – 23 pads upstream of Ferry Lane B4 River Waveney • Bungay Cherry Tree Angling Club – membership and day or week tickets from Angling Direct, Beccles 01502 713379 and other local outlets C7 • Ellingham C7 • Worlingham Staithe – two pads at the 24-hour free moorings E7 River Bure • Upton Dyke – two pads D3 River Thurne • Ludham – three platforms at Cold Harbour Farm D3 • Martham Pits – two platforms – day tickets from Co-op shops in Martham – Repps Road, 01493 740190 and The Green, 01493 740230 E2 • Potter Heigham – south-east (Martham) bank, upstream of the New Bridge – 10 platforms D2 Trinity Broads • Filby Broad – on one boardwalk E3 • Rollesby Broad E3 Norwich and District Pike Club has a wheelyboat, based at the Kings Head at Hoveton / Wroxham (B2), which can be booked for trips by nonmembers. Contact the club on 07776 221959.

continued from p8 Club for people with disabilities, offering the opportunity to sail in specially adapted dinghies. 01502 566533 waveneysailability.co.uk • South Walsham – River Bure – Primula C3 Wheelchair-accessible boat trip (additional charge) when you visit Fairhaven Woodland and Water Garden. Book in advance. 01603 270449 fairhavengarden.co.uk • Stalham – River Ant – Marsh Harrier C1 Boat trip on an Edwardian-style electric launch, with access for wheelchair users, based at the Museum of the Broads. Booking essential. 01692 581681 museumofthebroads.org.uk • Wroxham – River Bure – Broads Tours B3 Trips on four double-decker passenger boats. Trips accommodate up to three wheelchair users (manual chairs only). Larger groups of wheelchair users by prior arrangement only. Two boats have accessible toilets on board and there is an accessible toilet at boarding points. Pre-booking for wheelchair users recommended. Also day boat with a wheelchair lift – maximum lift 350kg. Minimum suggested hire time three hours, suggested times 10am-1pm or 2-5pm, for maximum five people. Booking essential, extra assistance available. 01603 782207 broadstours.co.uk

For more angling information see right and these sites: broads-authority.gov.uk/angling VisitTheBroads.co.uk/angling basgonline.org

Bike hire centres

See page 12 – tandems may be available.

Horse riding

See below – some places offer riding for people with disabilities.

Access All Areas

This video, presented by Mik Scarlet and available on YouTube, tells you about some Broads venues with great access, but please note, the Ra boat trip now operates from Hoveton (see page 5). bit.ly/2k6FHPA VisitTheBroads.co.uk/access

Moorings

Most Broads Authority 24-hour free moorings are level and without steps.

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Try angling If you’ve never tried it before, the Broads is a great place to try angling and there are plenty of people to help you get started. When can I fish? The coarse fishing season runs from 16 June to 14 March every year. What do I need? Make sure you have a current Environment Agency licence, available from post offices or gov.uk/fishing-licences. You’ll find fishing tackle shops around the Broads if you need to buy equipment and if you’re a beginner they’ll be happy to advise you. Take unwanted tackle home as discarding it can cause problems for wildlife. Where can I fish? You can fish from the bank or from one of the many platforms, or you can hire a boat – some boatyards hire day boats specifically for fishing and you’re allowed to fish in most of the Broads waterways provided there is public access. Make way for boaters if you’re fishing from moorings and also canoeists if you’re fishing from a canoe launch platform. For easier access fishing platforms and pads suitable for wheelchair users see left. What’s the catch? Bream, perch, pike, roach, rudd, tench and eel.

One of the best ways to take in the big skies and panoramic views of the Broads is on horseback, with riding available for beginners and beyond. Filby – Croft Farm Riding Centre 01493 368275 croftfarmridingcentre.co.uk E3 Hickling – Marquis Equine 01692 597147 / 07774 165964 marquisequine.co.uk D2 Worstead – Squirrel Wood Equestrian Centre 07586 292149 squirrelwood.co.uk B1 Oulton Broad/Lowestoft – Pakefield Riding School 01502 572257 pakefieldridingschool.co.uk F7

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Who can give advice? If you’re new to angling or just want to learn some new skills you can book a coaching session – for advice contact the Angling Trust anglingtrust.net or the Professional Anglers Association paauk.co.uk. The Broads Angling Services Group basgonline.org is keen to encourage newcomers and to support young anglers. Go to broads-authority.gov.uk/angling for more info and a map of places for angling. VisitTheBroads.co.uk/angling


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ith beautiful countryside, gentle slopes, quiet lanes and plenty of places to hire bikes, the Broads is perfect for cycling. Most hire centres are open from Easter or April to October, with prices from about £17 for half a day for adults. They may supply maps or you can download cycle routes from thebroadsbybike.org.uk Clippesby Hall, NR29 3BL, 01493 367800, clippesbyhall.com D3 Coltishall Bure Valley Railway Station – Bure Valley Cycle Hire, NR12 7JG, 07824 992513, burevalleycyclehire.co.uk B2 Horning – Broadland Cycle Hire at BeWILDerwood, NR12 8JW, 07747 483154, norfolkbroadscycling.co.uk C2, delivery service Somerleyton Cycles, The Street, NR32 5PS, 01502 732004, somerleytoncycles.com E6, lifts from moorings and station

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Bure Valley Path

The narrow gauge Bure Valley Railway runs from Wroxham/Hoveton to Aylsham, with stops at Coltishall, Buxton and Brampton. The path for cyclists and walkers follows the same route, and the train can even carry your bikes. The path is about 9 miles and it was widened and upgraded during 2021. If you’re starting from the bike hire point at BeWILDerwood, a route along country lanes will take you to the path. If you’re taking the train to Wroxham, you’ll find lots of boating opportunities

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These training centres and clubs are keen to welcome you and will do their best to make it all seem easy… Barton Turf Adventure Centre 01692 536411 btac-services.co.uk C2 Green Wyvern Yachting Club RYA Training Centre greenwyvern.org.uk Horning RYA Training Centre horning-sailing.club C3 Hunter’s Yard RYA Training Centre, Ludham 01692 678263 huntersyard.co.uk D2 Nancy Oldfield Trust, Neatishead 01692 630572 nancyoldfield.org.uk C2 Activities for disabled and disadvantaged people Norfolk Broads School of Sailing, Upton 01493 750430 norfolksailingschool.co.uk D3 Norfolk Broads Yacht Club, Wroxham 01603 782808 nbyc.co.uk B3 Norfolk Punt Club, Barton Turf puntclub.co.uk C2 Norfolk Schools Sailing Association, Filby nssa.co.uk E3 Oulton Broad Water Sports Centre oultonbroadwatersportscentre.co.uk F7 Waveney Sailability, Oulton Broad 01502 566533 waveneysailability.co.uk E7 Club for people with disabilities, offering the opportunity to sail in specially adapted dinghies Whitlingham Adventure, Norwich 01603 632307 whitlinghamadventure.org.uk B4 Courses, group activities, outdoor learning, clubs and events – activities include sailing, canoeing, kayaking, paddleboarding, raft building, powerboat handling, climbing, archery, orienteering, and bushcraft and survival OnBoard The RYA OnBoard programme offers young people the opportunity to try sailing and windsurfing through their local club or centre. More details from 023 8060 4100 or rya.org.uk Holidays And if you’d like to try a sailing holiday, go to broadssailing.com. Training can be included if you wish. VisitTheBroads.co.uk/sailing

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to enjoy the Broads from the water too. bvrw.co.uk

Whitlingham Country Park, Trowse

National Route 1 runs through the park from Norwich city centre. The path around the broad makes a lovely short bike ride too. sustrans.org.uk/national-cycle-network

Tour de Broads

The event takes place on 21 August, location: Octagon Park, Great Plumstead thepedalrevolution.co.uk VisitTheBroads.co.uk/cycling


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Ferries and small boat trips

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mall boats and ferries are part of the history of the Broads – they were essential for getting people and goods around.

A ferry has operated at Horning for hundreds of years and Horning Foot Ferry (right) still runs from just by the Ferry Inn, Ferry Road, taking passengers across the River Bure to Woodbastwick Staithe. The ferry also takes bikes and you can contact them in advance for other local trips. 07393 458682 horningfootferry.co.uk C3 Burgh St Peter – ferry across the River Waveney to Carlton Marshes 01502 677343 (enquiries) or 07500 571232 (on demand service), waveneyrivercentre.co.uk E6 Reedham – vehicle chain ferry across the River Yare to Loddon and Chedgrave area 01493 700429 reedhamferry.co.uk D5

Small boat trips

Beccles – trips along the River Waveney between Beccles Lido and the Locks Inn, Geldeston 07532 072761 bigdogferry.co.uk D7 Hickling Broad – wildlife boat trips 01692 598276

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norfolkwildlifetrust.org.uk D2 Horsey Staithe – see page 8 E2 Hoveton/Wroxham – Ra – see page 5 B2 How Hill, Ludham – Electric Eel – see page 6 C2 Ranworth – Liana – see page 5 C3 Ranworth Broad – wildlife boat trips 01603 270479 norfolkwildlifetrust.org.uk C3

Rollesby Broad – trips from The Waterside 01493 740531 thewatersiderollesby.co.uk E3 South Walsham – see page 11 C3 Stalham – trips on a Victorian steam launch 01692 581681 museumofthebroads.org.uk C1 and see page 11 VisitTheBroads.co.uk/boat-trips

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Beccles Gateway to the Broads

A historic market town in the Southern Broads on the banks of the River Waveney. Superb attractions and amenities including: • QUALITY B&BS, HOTELS AND RESTAURANTS • INDEPENDENT SHOPS • ATTRACTIONS FOR ALL AGES • LIDO • GO KARTING TRACK • ENTERTAINMENT • WALKS • CANOEING, BOAT TRIPS • PARACHUTING • HISTORIC BELL TOWER TOURS • MUSEUM & AUDIO WALKS • BIG DOG FERRY TO THE LOCKS INN & BACK • ANNUAL EVENTS INCLUDE: ANTIQUES MARKET, CARNIVAL, TRIATHLON, FOOD FESTIVAL, BEER FESTIVAL & CHRISTMAS LIGHTS SWITCH ON

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the train CHRIS HILL

Bittern Line

Explore Norwich, the City of Stories, then escape to the country for all kinds of boating activities at Hoveton & Wroxham, including Broads National Park boat trips (see page 5). visitnorwich.co.uk VisitTheBroads.co.uk/information-centres

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Norwich

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Wherry Lines to Great Yarmouth

There are two routes. From Norwich, on the direct route, you can get on to the Weavers’ Way longdistance walk at Acle or continue and enjoy the beach and lots more at Great Yarmouth. The alternative route goes via Reedham, from where you can walk east on the Wherryman’s Way across beautiful marshes to Polkey’s Mill. The line continues to Berney Arms, a tiny, request-stop station, and then goes on to Great Yarmouth. Take in the immense views of Halvergate Marshes as you follow the River Yare. Berney Arms may be a small station but it’s a key junction for Broads walks. The Weavers’ Way merges

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he Bittern, Wherry and East Suffolk Lines can make more places accessible for walking, especially the wonderful expanses of grazing marshes, and you can really see how the landscape changes as you travel. The Bittern Line goes north from Norwich to Sheringham on the North Norfolk coast, while the Wherry Lines go east, one branch to Great Yarmouth and the other to Lowestoft, from where the East Suffolk Line continues to Beccles and then further into Suffolk (see the map on page 4). The bitternline.com, wherrylines.com and eastsuffolklines.co.uk sites have lots of walks and places to visit from stations (some may require a walk to reach them), with links to greateranglia.co.uk for timetables and tickets. Please check timetables very carefully, as service times vary throughout the day and may change. Fares may also change.

with the Wherryman’s Way here as they head towards Great Yarmouth, while the Wherryman’s way also goes upriver to Norwich. Apart from the footpaths and moorings at Berney Arms, there’s no other public access, no roads, only farm tracks, so it really is quite wild and remote. New for this year, you can also take a walk to explore the Mills Trail from Berney Arms or from the villages of Halvergate and Wickhampton – see page 23. norfolk.gov.uk

Wherry Lines to Lowestoft

On the Lowestoft route, you can explore the Broads from Haddiscoe or Somerleyton. Or continue to Oulton Broad for walks at Carlton Marshes Nature Reserve. At Lowestoft you can enjoy the beach and for finding out about the Broads, the railway station even has a national park information point. norfolk.gov.uk thesuffolkcoast.co.uk

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East Suffolk Lines

From Lowestoft you can take the train to Beccles or follow the Angles Way long-distance route (see page 19). Beccles offers historic buildings, a lido and boat trips on the River Waveney (see page 13). visitbeccles.co.uk


Tel: 01493 751096 The Green, Stokesby NR29 3EX theferryinnstokesby@gmail.com www.theferryinnstokesby.co.uk The Ferry Inn, situated on the River Bure, sits within picturesque, tranquil and unspoiled surroundings, perfect for enjoying a meal in the beer garden while watching the boats go by. Inside the 19th century bar and restaurant, the open fireplaces, wooden settles and beams make the atmosphere cosy and warm. Our home cooked food menus offer something for everyone and we offer food all day. We have an extensive selection of Adnams ales, wines and spirits. Alongside these we also offer other lagers, beers and ciders as well as a good selection of soft drinks. Come and sit in our large beer garden and soak up the riverside atmosphere. Dogs are welcome inside and out, our car park is for our customers and we are fully accessible.

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roads canoeing is suitable for all the family, including young children. Canadian canoes usually carry up to three adults, but if you are hiring, we advise you to check with the operator. Some hire centres offer paddleboards and other paddlecraft, plus related activities and facilities. All canoeists should wear a buoyancy aid. Paddleboarders should wear a buoyancy aid and a safety tether. Don’t deliberately capsize your canoe or kayak. Stick to the right-hand side of the waterway unless it is unsafe to do so. Read the Boating Basics guide in Broadcaster, see page 25, for advice relevant to all boating. We don't recommend canoeing in the lower reaches (which have stronger currents and tides, and more powered boats). If you do, you need to be extremely experienced, fit and able. Paddleboarders, please be aware that you are especially vulnerable to winds, currents and tides. It’s also much more difficult for boaters to see you and you are more likely to fall into the water.

During warmer spells you may see a blue-green coloured scum on the water. This can indicate the presence of toxic bacteria. Do not paddle in areas where the scum is present and avoid coming into contact with it or ingesting it, as it can lead to unpleasant symptoms and diseases, including leptospirosis (Weil's disease). You can reduce the chance of becoming ill by covering open wounds, avoiding swallowing the water, washing your hands before eating or drinking and showering after paddlesports. If you start to feel unwell after taking part in paddlesports, please seek urgent medical advice. Paddlesports allow exploration of the headwaters (less tidal waters). Please respect nature reserves and private land, as most smaller channels that lead off from the rivers and broads do not have a public right of access. In the spring and summer, please paddle away from the edges to minimalise disturbance to breeding birds. • For Broads canoe hire and trails (one-hour,

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Paddlesports are a great way to discover this fragile wetland, full of wildlife

three-hour and six-hour return routes) go to VisitTheBroads.co.uk/canoe-hire • British Canoeing also has routes on gopaddling.info

Broads Authority Paddling Scheme (BAPS) Broads Canoe Hire Association centres

• You’ll find details on canoethebroads.co.uk • Most of them are open from Easter or April to October with prices from about £30 for up to three hours, £45 for three to six hours. • Full instructions are given, and buoyancy aids are provided and fitted on site, to be worn at all times on or around the water. • All centres are inspected and monitored for safety by the Broads Authority as part of the licensing agreement. In bad weather (especially strong winds) the centres will not be hiring, to protect customers. Bungay – Outney Meadow Caravan Park, NR35 1HG, 01986 892338, outneymeadow.co.uk C7 Burgh St Peter – Waveney River Centre, NR34 0DE, 01502 677343, waveneyrivercentre.co.uk E6 Geldeston – Rowan Craft, NR34 0LY, 01508 518208, rowancraft.co.uk D7 Hickling – Whispering Reeds Boats, Staithe Road, NR12 0YW, 01692 598314, WhisperingReeds.net D2 Martham Boats – Cess Road, NR29 4RF, 01493 740249, marthamboats.com D2 Potter Heigham – Herbert Woods, NR29 5JF, 0800 144 4472, herbertwoods.co.uk D2 Salhouse Broad – NR13 6RX, 07795 145475 / 01603 722775, salhousebroad.org.uk B3 Sutton Staithe Boatyard – NR12 9QS, 01692 581653, suttonstaitheboatyard.co.uk C2 Wayford Bridge – Bank Boats, near Stalham NR12 9LN, 01692 582457, bankboats.co.uk C1 Wroxham – Barnes Brinkcraft, Riverside Road, NR12 8UD, 01603 782625, barnesbrinkcraft.co.uk B2


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Some other canoe hire places

Norwich – Pub and Paddle, Elm Hill Quay, by Fye Bridge, River Wensum (next to the Ribs of Beef, Wensum Street, NR3 1HY), 07886 080875, pubandpaddle.com A4 Whitlingham Adventure, Whitlingham Lane, Trowse, Norwich NR14 8TR, 01603 632307, whitlinghamadventure.org.uk B4

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BAPS continued Aylsham A1 Beccles – Beccles Lido, Puddingmoor, NR34 9PL D7 Buxton Mill – NR10 5JE A2 Coltishall – Rising Sun, NR12 7EA B2 Norwich – Riverside Road (opposite the railway station), NR1 1EE A4 Wroxham – Kings Head, NR12 8UR B2 For all the places above contact TheCanoeMan, 07873 748408, TheCanoeMan.com Beccles – Hippersons Boatyard, Gillingham Dam, NR34 0EB, 01502 712166, hippersons.co.uk D7

All canoes, kayaks and paddleboards (including inflatables) that are used in the Broads must have an annual or short visit licence. For details go to broads-authority.gov.uk/tolls For launch points (for public, not commercial use) and slipways go to broads-authority.gov.uk/slipways. Public slipways are shown on the boating map on the centre pages. Before you set off, tell someone where you’re going and how long you plan to be out. Let them know when you get back. For more about canoeing go to VisitTheBroads.co.uk/canoe-hire

Wild swimming

The Broads Authority does not recommend swimming in the Broads, except as part of an organised event. For more information please go to broads-authority.gov.uk/boating/navigating-thebroads/outdoor-swimming

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he Broads has over 190 miles (300km) of footpaths for you to explore. Whether you’re looking for easy access paths, village or town strolls, walks from moorings, walks with a historic site to explore, walks for wildlife (including many on nature reserves), walks for dogs or walks that take in many of these elements and more, you’ll find them in the Broads. If you’re taking your dog walking, please read the guidance on page 52. Thanks to National Parks Partnerships (see page 19), the Broads has a new walking guide this year, Park Rangers – Favourite Walks, published by Collins, price £6.99 and available from the Broads information centres at Hoveton, Ranworth and How Hill. The 20 walks offer short strolls, long hikes and walks somewhere in between, and will take you to all the seven river valleys of the Broads. Here’s a taste of three walks to get you started. You’ll find more places to visit with good opportunities for walking on pages 21-23, and What’s on, see page 48, has guided walks and other events.

River Ant

Barton Broad C2 Take the wheelchair-accessible boardwalk from Irstead to see a panoramic view of Barton, second largest of the broads. VisitTheBroads.co.uk/walking

River Waveney

to the river and Pull’s Ferry. Turn left to return to Bishop Bridge. See also pages 21 and 23. VisitTheBroads.co.uk/walks

Long-distance routes

• The Weavers’ Way passes though the northern Broads and then goes on to North Norfolk • The Norfolk Coast Path takes you through the Broads at Horsey and Winterton • The Wherryman's Way follows the River Yare from

Carlton Marshes E7 Explore the recent developments at this nature reserve, including easy access paths and a new visitor centre. suffolkwildlifetrust.org

River Wensum

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Norwich to Great Yarmouth • The Angles Way goes south from Great Yarmouth and into the Suffolk Brecks

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VisitTheBroads.co.uk/walking VisitTheBroads.co.uk/nature-reserves norfolk.gov.uk/out-and-about-in-norfolk/norfolktrails discoversuffolk.org.uk outdooractive.com alltrails.com

Partnerships

The UK’s 15 national parks work at a national level with a range of commercial, sustainability and philanthropic partners, through National Parks Partnerships and our charitable entity, the UK National Parks Foundation. The foundation supports work that improves, protects or enhances the parks, programmes that connect people and communities with the parks, and activities that promote enjoyment and understanding of the parks. nationalparks.uk

There is so much to see and do in the beautiful and diverse landscape of the Broads National Park. But this beautiful place needs everyone’s help to safeguard its future. The Norfolk and Suffolk Broads Charitable Trust aims to do just that by welcoming donations from visitors, local people and businesses through its fund-raising scheme, Love the Broads. Over the last 10 years Love the Broads has given nearly £60,000 in grants to 47 projects that benefit the landscape and wildlife of the Broads, and help school groups and other visitors to enjoy and understand the Broads. You can find out about the projects at lovethebroads.org.uk Everyone can help to protect the Broads National Park now and in the future in many ways. You could help to provide a grant for amazing

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projects by leaving a legacy or donating in memory of a special person, becoming a member for just £15 a year or giving a unique present. Look out for our merchandise at tourism businesses. To donate to Love the Broads, please go to justgiving.com/nsbct, or to become a member contact info@lovethebroads.org.uk Please support Love the Broads and the Norfolk and Suffolk Broads Charitable Trust – you’ll be helping to keep the Broads special. Charity number 1124552

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quarter of the UK’s rarest wildlife lives in the wetland we call the Broads. But rare or more widespread, wildlife is an important part of what makes the Broads special. Wetlands are a scarce habitat, only about 7% of the earth’s surface, so wildlife that only lives in wetlands is by its nature something of a rarity. The Broads has many large and well-known nature reserves to visit, but here are some places to visit for wetland wildlife that you may not have thought of…

River Bure – Caen Meadow B3

With its sloping aspect giving views of the river, this large grass and woodland area by Castle Staithe (for 24-hour free moorings) makes a pleasant picnic and fishing spot, especially at quieter times of the year. You’ll have water birds of all kinds for company (please don’t feed them though, they stay healthier on their natural diet). It’s only about 15 minutes’ walk from the Broads information centre in Hoveton (see page 5) and is accessible from Church Lane via Castle Street off Norwich Road in Wroxham. Close by you can visit St Mary’s Church, dating from medieval times. wroxhambenefice.org

River Ant – Buttle Marsh C2

floodplain horse of Europe, and they retain many characteristics that make them very hardy and tolerant of difficult environments. They live a semi-wild existence, working in various parts of the Broads – their job is to manage the vegetation by grazing as they move around fen sites. They prefer grasses, such as reed, and other fine-leaved species including rushes and sedges. The ponies eat some vegetation short, nibble some and other areas are not eaten at all. This mosaic effect produces different habitats, creating the right conditions for diverse plants and animals. broads-authority.gov.uk

River Thurne – Winterton Dunes E2

You may love the beach, but do you know how important the dunes behind it are? Norfolk has some of the best examples of coastal sand dunes in the world. Keep dogs on leads, especially in the breeding season and stay on the main paths year-round to avoid damage to the delicate plant communities of the dunes. Habitats evolve from the open sand and shingle beach, through dunes to heathland, low-lying wet areas and scattered scrub. Rare sand wasps live here, as well as many dragonflies, damselflies and butterflies, including the grayling and dark green fritillary. Little terns arrive in May, settling on the beach to breed, while other birds here include skylarks, stonechats and nightjars (nocturnal). The temporary pools provide breeding sites for nationally important colonies of natterjack toads. gov.uk TO

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Take a walk downstream from How Hill (see page 6) to see this marsh, where land has been encouraged to revert to a wetland to attract bitterns and other water-loving birds. Buttle is one of the old local names for a bittern, one of the rarest birds in the Broads. Bitterns use Buttle Marsh for feeding; in the spring, listen for their booming call. You may also see our Konik ponies here. They are thought to be closely related to the Tarpan, the original

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River Wensum – Norwich Riverside A4

The river running through Norwich is a great resource for wildlife, full of fish, and loved by ducks and swans, but also rarer birds such as kingfishers. Even otters have been known to swim up to Norwich Yacht Station. By Cow Tower there’s a small pond and wildlife area. Close by, each year, the cathedral’s spire is home to breeding peregrine falcons. See also pages 18 and 23.

River Yare – Cary’s Meadow and Thorpe Marshes B4

These two are on the edge of Norwich at Thorpe St Andrew. Cary’s Meadow is a local nature reserve, with 147 plant species growing, including orchids in summer. You can also fish there and launch canoes. This year, until mid June, look out for magical fairy doors. They are part of a literary trail full of poems and stories inspired by the natural world, written by children in Norfolk. Look out for QR codes at the entrances to the meadow to find an illustrated map of the fairy door trail, or look at the link below. Each fairy door unlocks a different magical piece of writing. You’ll have to go there to really find out what they are! Thorpe Marshes has St Andrew’s Broad and is home to Chinese water deer, muntjac deer and amongst the rarities, water voles. VisitTheBroads.co.uk wondernatural.co.uk/projects/the-fairy-door-trail norfolkwildlifetrust.org.uk

River Chet – Chedgrave Common C5

This historic common is hidden away near the River Chet, with access via a public footpath from Lower Hardley Road in Chedgrave. Rushes, sedges and other marsh plants including orchids live there. Starting at Chedgrave Church, there's also an easier access route, going down Pits Lane, then leading along the riverbank to the common. norfolk.gov.uk

River Waveney – Lound Lakes F5

This site at Hopton provides a great place for important species to breed such as hobby, harvest mouse and grass snake. Plants to look out for include lesser water plantain, water starwort, water lily, floating bur-reed and water violet. Over 140 bird species have been recorded here in the past five years, due to the proximity to migratory routes and the diverse mosaic of habitats. suffolkwildlifetrust.org

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Follow in the footsteps… of earlier Broads residents and visitors – Roman soldiers, medieval monks, marshmen who looked after the mills, wherrymen, Edwardian holidaymakers and many others

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ocal towns and villages are full of historic buildings – these are just some of the many that welcome visitors. National and local organisations care for them and provide public access. Kate Knights, the Broads Authority’s Historic Environment Manager, works closely with them. She gives us a glimpse here of what interests her most about the Broads landscape and some of the buildings within it. “Formed by a series of peat workings, the Broads is effectively one large archaeological site – demonstrating the scale of industry in the area in the medieval period. Today, the series of broads that were formed shape our landscape and provide a beautiful and fascinating setting for many other historic sites. One of my favourites is How Hill – see also page 6. “Burgh Castle Roman fort, close to Burgh Castle village, is another must-visit site. Being able to get up close to such historic masonry is fantastic, and due to its strategic position, there are immense views over

the rivers Waveney and Yare and Halvergate Marshes from the fort walls. “And if the view inspires you to take a closer look at Halvergate Marshes, the new Mills Trail is a good place to start. The marshes have their own unique character and are definitely the place to go if you want to get away from it all. The 19th-century drainage mills are significant landmarks here and it’s interesting to see how they all differ as technology improved throughout the century. It’s strange to think that what is now such a quiet and tranquil landscape was once full of industry, with numerous mills, their sails turning, and water being moved from one place to another. “At the Polkey’s Mill site (near Reedham, D5), run by the Norfolk Windmills Trust, you can see the whole chronology of mill development. The site is visible from the Wherryman’s Way (see page 18) and there are occasional open days – go to norfolk.gov.uk. “One theme common to most of the historic sites open to visitors is their relationship with the landscape and nature. This means that whether you’re interested in history, architecture or nature, or just want to get the kids out in the fresh air, the sites below should provide something for everyone!“

St Benet's

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St Benet’s Abbey, near Ludham, River Bure D3

Religious hermits may have lived at the abbey site as early as the ninth century. What is certain, is that in 1019 King Cnut granted land and property to the hermits at St Benet’s and the Benedictine monastery began its long life. The Bishop of Norwich is still the Abbot of St Benet’s, and an annual open-air service takes place at the abbey (Sunday 24 July in 2022, 3.30pm) with the bishop arriving on a sailing wherry. Everyone is very welcome to attend. The abbey usually has free guided tours from May to September, at 2pm on Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays (except the day of the service). You can walk to the abbey from Ludham Bridge. 07873 733229 norfarchtrust.org.uk • Feeling hungry? Pubs and cafes at Ludham • Ready to explore some more? Visit St Catherine’s Church, Ludham or St Helen’s Church,

Wherries

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Wherry Hathor, How Hill Staithe, River Ant C2

One of only three remaining pleasure wherries, Hathor was built in 1905 for members of the Colman family, of mustard fame, with a beautiful interior including Egyptian-inspired marquetry. The luxurious fittings provided everything for the privileged Edwardian holidaymaker, including a mini piano, and of course wherries came with crew to do the sailing and look after domestic arrangements. The Wherry Yacht Charter fleet can still be hired for holidays and you can go on board to look round Hathor, moored at the staithe from June to September when not in sailing use. For more about How Hill see page 6. 01603 781475 wherryyachtcharter.org • Feeling hungry? The How Hill tea room is just up the hill, see page 7 • Ready to explore some more? Trips are available from Wherry Yacht Charter and wherryalbion.com and wherrymaudtrust.org • Listen to wherryman Nat Bircham, who worked on trading craft in the winter and pleasure craft in the summer. broads-authority.gov.uk


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Thurne Mill, River Thurne D3

Hardley Cross

This mill was built in 1820 by local millwrights England & Co. of Ludham. The mill had clothcovered sails and drove a scoop wheel to drain the surrounding marshes for farming. In 1936 the mill ceased working due to damage to a key part of the mechanism, but in 1949 the wind energy enthusiast Bob Morse bought it from the Internal Drainage Board and set about restoring it. You can walk to the mill from Thurne village along the dyke. 07796 407864 thurnewindmill.co.uk • Feeling hungry? The Lion Inn is close to the moorings • Ready to explore some more? Visit the Wind Energy Museum at Repps-with-Bastwick windenergymuseum.co.uk

Bungay Castle, River Waveney C7 The market town of Bungay is tucked into a wide meander of the river. In 1103, the castle site (in the town centre) was given by Henry I to Roger Bigod, beginning a tumultuous phase of ownership by the Bigod family. From 1140 stone fortifications began to appear on the site, begun by Hugh Bigod, the youngest son of Roger Bigods’s heir. Today you can see the remains of an early medieval castle, including its keep and gatehouse, and the substantial remnants of the site's defensive earthworks. 01986 893824 bungay-suffolk.co.uk • Feeling hungry? Bigod’s Kitchen cafe guards the entrance • Ready to explore some more? Bungay’s 17thcentury Butter Cross is in the centre of the Market Place – a weekly market still takes place each Thursday, and you can also see St Mary’s Church and the Benedictine priory ruins that lie behind it

Hardley Cross, River Chet D5

The original wooden Hardley Cross, near the moorings, was erected in 1543, marking the ancient boundary of the legal powers of the City of Norwich and the Borough of Great Yarmouth. The cross probably also marked the original limit of Breydon Water. For hundreds of years officials from Norwich and Great Yarmouth sailed here for an annual ceremony to settle disputes relating to trade on the River Yare. The present cross is thought to date from 1676. To walk there, follow the path along the righthand side of Hardley Dyke, as you face down it. • Feeling hungry? Try Rosy Lee’s in Loddon – see page 45 • Ready to explore some more? Hardley Windmill

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Cow Tower, Norwich, River Wensum A4

The tower was built in 1398-9 to control a strategic point in the defences already encircling medieval Norwich, the approach to the city across the River Wensum. It’s one of the earliest purpose-built artillery blockhouses in England. The ground floor may have been a communal dining room when the tower was garrisoned, with sleeping quarters on the upper two levels. See also pages 18 and 21. • Feeling hungry? The cathedral’s refectory is close by • Ready to explore some more? visitnorwich.co.uk

• Feeling hungry? Hope you’ve got a picnic – once you’re out on the marshes there’s no food for miles around • Ready to explore some more? Take the train to Great Yarmouth, which has many historic buildings, including the remains of the medieval town walls

is open to visitors when the sails are turning hardleywindmilluk.org

Mills Trail, Halvergate Marshes, River Yare E4

This new walking trail is set to open in late summer but the mills are far from new. They all date from the 19th century and were built to drain the vast area of marshes known collectively as Halvergate Marshes to keep it dry enough for grazing cattle. You can start the walk from Berney Arms Station (see page 14, signs on site will guide you), the moorings at Berney Arms or from Halvergate, Wickhampton or Reedham. If you’re taking a dog with you, please follow the guidance on page 52. The project will be fully completed by autumn this year. watermillsandmarshes.org.uk

Burgh Castle, River Waveney E5

One of the best-preserved Roman monuments in East Anglia, and one of the most impressive Roman buildings to survive anywhere in Britain. Dating from the 3rd century, it was one of the chain of Saxon Shore forts, built to defend the coast of south-east England. Breydon Water, close by, is the remains of the Great Estuary at Burgh Castle, when the sea came much further inland. Guided tours on Sundays during the season. 07873 733229 norfarchtrust.org.uk • Feeling hungry? The Fisherman’s Inn is close to the castle site • Ready to explore some more? Visit St Olave’s Priory – part of the church, cloister and refectory survive english-heritage.org.uk


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Your 8-page guide packed with essential information and navigation advice

Welcome to our Yacht Stations The quay rangers at our yacht stations are happy to help with all your boating questions, and to give advice about places to visit and things to do. The yacht stations aren’t just for boaters – land-based visitors are very welcome too!

Great Yarmouth (F4 - map page 4) Tar Works Road, NR30 1PU 01493 842794 / 07766 398238 yarmouthyachtstation@broads-authority.gov.uk • Staffed from 1 April to 31 October, 8am-8pm (or dusk if earlier) • Water, toilets and showers • About 60 moorings (depending on boat sizes) • Mooring charges - £6 during the day, and £13 for combined daytime and overnight (until 10am) or overnight only (until 10am)

Reedham (D5 - map page 4) Reedham Quay, NR13 3TE 01493 701867 / 07733 102566 reedhamquay@broads-authority.gov.uk • Staffed from 1 April to 31 October, 9am-6pm • Water (donations please) • About 24 free 24-hour moorings (depending on boat sizes)

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Norwich (A4 - map page 4)

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Riverside Road, NR1 1SQ 01603 612980 / 07747 065378 norwichyachtstation@broads-authority.gov.uk • Staffed from 1 April to 31 October, 8am-8pm (or dusk if earlier) • Water, toilets and showers • Pump-out service from £15 • About 30 moorings (depending on boat sizes), starting on the far side of Foundry Bridge as you approach from Great Yarmouth (there are no other public moorings in Norwich) • Mooring charges - £6 during the day, and £13 for combined daytime and overnight (until 10am) or overnight only (until 10am) There are also yacht stations at Beccles (D7, 01502 712225 / 07938 845744, becclestowncouncil. gov.uk, Beccles Town Council) and Oulton Broad (F7, 01502 574946, yachtstation.co.uk, East Suffolk Council) on the River Waveney.

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Stay safe – follow the advice from the Broads rangers, who work on the Broads all year round. Clive Rushworth (left) is part of our River Yare team of rangers, who look after a large part of the southern Broads.

1 Before you go... Read your skipper's manual – if you’re on a holiday cruiser, your boatyard should supply one on board. • Our ‘essential guide’ boating videos have lots of practical boat handling and navigation advice for all (broads-authority.gov.uk/boatingessentials). The videos cover Preparing for Your Holiday, Staying Safe on the Broads, Mooring (including in tidal water), Ropes and Knots, Man Overboard, Navigating Bridges, Crossing Breydon and Paddlesports (paddleboards, kayaks and canoes). The boating section of our website also has all you need to know about boating, including tide tables. • Navigation maps (published by Heron Maps) and Broads tide tables are on sale at our information centres and yacht stations. • You can get boating advice from your boatyard or yacht stations (see page 25) or by calling the Broads Authority’s Broads Control, staffed daily 9am-5pm (6pm from April to October) on 01603 756056. The rangers, who you’ll see out and about, are always happy to help too.

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2 Wear it Always wear your life jacket when you are on deck, getting on and off or tying up your boat – even if you can swim. Step ashore, never jump, and wear shoes with a good grip. • Children should wear life jackets even when your boat is moored. • A life jacket will help you float. Try to relax and float on your back before trying to get out. • Don’t forget to put a life jacket on your dog, too. Dogs are just as susceptible to cold water and other hazards as people. You can buy dog life jackets from boating suppliers and some hire boatyards provide or rent them for customers’ pets. Never enter the water to rescue a pet – you are putting your own life at risk. See page 52 for more about visiting with your dog.

3 Plan ahead Plan your journey before setting out. • Keep a note of the important points for your journey. Water is always moving and your boat may be affected by wind and tides. Check the weather, the day’s tides for where you’re going, and sunrise and sunset times – that’s what we do. Hire boats are not allowed to navigate before sunrise or after sunset as they have no navigation lights. • Always keep track of where you are on the waterways and make sure others on board know where you are too. They also need to know what to do in case of an emergency. • Keep a phone charged.

4 Be vigilant Keep an eye on everyone on board at all times (especially small children). • Don't let children sit on the front of a boat, or play at the back or on the roof unsupervised, especially when a boat is under way. • Never allow anyone to travel in any kind of boat or inflatable that your boat is towing. • Drive on the right-hand side, about 2m or 6’ away from the bank. • Hold on to your boat when moving around it. • Look out for paddlecraft, rowing boats and swimmers in organised events. Reduce speed and allow them plenty of space. • Keep out of the way of sailing boats – slow down and if you need to, pass behind, never in front. • Keep away from maintenance boats and other large vessels. • Keep out of the way of water skiers and other fast boats on the rivers Waveney and Yare and on Breydon Water.

5 Mooring must-dos Always have your ropes ready and drive into the flow of the water when mooring. • Don't jump – always step aboard and ashore carefully. Beware of hazards on the quay such as ropes, posts and wet or other slippery surfaces. Everyone involved should always keep a good handhold during casting off and mooring, and don’t use arms or legs to stop your boat hitting the quay or another boat. Make sure ropes are ready and that everyone knows what to do. Everyone not involved should stay off deck. • Always approach a mooring against the tide or flow of the river, with a careful hand on the throttle. You’ll then be able to hold the boat stationary heading into the tide and approach the mooring sideways under control. If necessary, go past the mooring and turn the boat around so you can approach against the flow. If you approach the mooring with the tide or flow of the river you will have little or no control at low speeds. • The fittest adult should step ashore once the boat has stopped. Tie the front rope first – this is especially important in areas with strong tides. We recommend that you moor at signed moorings only. Other areas are not maintained and there may be no posts. Never moor under bridges. Make sure that your boat is securely tied up. Take a torch and spare batteries if you will be returning to your boat after dark.


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6 Keep your head down Mind your head at all bridges. • Think ahead for bridges. Tides go up and down so be very careful. Check how high your boat is with the canopy down. Check the clearance boards that tell you the height above water under the bridge. • Take down your canopy and windshield, get everyone off deck and make sure that all hands, feet and heads are inside the boat. Make sure you have the boat well under control before the bridge, especially if there’s a strong current. • Watch carefully for signs of other boats coming through – usually the boat travelling with the current has right of way as it’s more difficult for it to manoeuvre. Never stop or moor under bridges. • Keep hands, feet and heads inside the boat until you are well clear of the bridge, and if things go wrong, don’t try to fend off using your hands or feet.

7 Stay aboard

9 Keep your wits

We don’t recommend swimming in the in the rivers and broads, except as part of an organised event (see page 17). • You’ll never see a ranger swimming – it’s too dangerous, no matter how hot the weather is or how good a swimmer you are. There are currents and obstructions and cold water can be dangerous. • If someone falls in, throw them a lifebuoy and pull them to a bank or ladder. If you have to bring someone up on to your boat from the water, make sure the engine is switched off as they get close. Never reverse towards them and keep them clear of the back of the boat – this where the sharp propeller blades are. Never put yourself in danger by entering the water.

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Don't drink and drive on the water. • We recommend that people driving and sailing boats don’t drink alcohol until their boats are moored for the night.

10 Slow down and relax Stick to speed limits and check your wash (the waves made by your boat). • Always look behind your boat – there should be no big waves (they damage banks, disturb wildlife, rock moored boats and can even capsize small craft).

Emergency!

Take care with barbecues, in permitted areas. • Never light or use barbecues on deck or anywhere else on your boat, or on wooden moorings.

• Call 999 or 112 from any type of phone for coastguard, fire, police or ambulance services. • Ask for the coastguard if you are on or next

Bridges • Remember that bridge clearances given in our table are averages, based on normal tides. But tidal levels can vary considerably and so affect the figures. • At railway swing bridges a single red flag indicates bridge in service/operable. Two red flags indicate bridge out of service/inoperable. Take note of the electronic signage at each bridge. If you are unable to pass under due to water levels, approach the bridge, give three blasts on the horn and follow the instructions on the illuminated signs on the bridge. You can contact these swing bridges on VHF radio Channel 12 or the following telephone numbers: Oulton Broad 0330 852 5351, Location

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River Bure Wroxham Railway ••• Wroxham Road • Acle around Great Yarmouth •• Yarmouth/Acle Road •• Yarmouth Vauxhall • Yarmouth Haven Breydon Fixed Span • Breydon Lifting Span River Thurne Potter Heigham New ••• Potter Heigham Old River Ant Ludham •• Wayford River Wensum • Norwich Railway Trowse • Norwich Carrow • Norwich Novi Sad • Norwich Lady Julian Norwich Foundry • Norwich Bishop

Reedham 0330 858 4655, Somerleyton 0330 858 4656, Trowse 01603 675297 or 01603 763440 (seven days’ notice required for openings). In hot weather, you may like to check ahead to see if Somerleyton Bridge is working as temperature can affect the mechanism. • At Potter Heigham all hire cruisers must use the bridge pilot from Phoenix Fleet boatyard and private boats are advised to do so. The pilot service is available daily 8.30am-5pm, depending on tide and weather conditions, 07990 686097 (pilot) or 01692 670460 (Phoenix Fleet boatyard). The cost for hire cruisers is £10 return and for private boats £10 each way. • At Wroxham there are two bridges close together. Hire cruisers must use the bridge pilot if available. Location

Central bridge clearance High Water normal tide

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River Yare • Reedham Postwick Viaduct •• Thorpe Railway (2 bridges) River Waveney Beccles New 2.13m 2.06m ••• Beccles Old • Oulton Broad Mutford 2.90m • Oulton Broad Lake Lothing 3.96m • Somerleyton 3.51m St Olaves Haddiscoe New Cut 2.31m Haddiscoe Flyover 1.98m

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• Tell the emergency services or your

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• If you are on a holiday boat the contact

details for your boatyard are in the back of your skipper's manual.

• The Broads Authority 24-hour moorings

have name plates with Ordnance Survey grid references and postcodes on them. If you are near one, give these details to the emergency services or your boatyard so they know where you are.

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to the water – they’re not just for the sea. They will call the other services if needed.

Arched Bridges – clearance is given at the centre. Canopies, windscreens, etc. should be lowered and extra care taken. As references • and •• combined. Lift or Swing Bridges

• Keep your mobile phone charged. • For other important numbers see the telephone directory on page 52.

• Defibrillators are available at some

boatyards and villages (usually near a pub, shop or village hall).


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How to cross Breydon Water Beautiful Breydon Water, on the edge of Great Yarmouth, is an internationally important site for water birds. A cruise across it takes you to and fro between the northern and southern rivers. It can be challenging, so you need to prepare and take care. Follow our guidance here for a safe crossing.

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Think about your journey well ahead. You can contact our staff at Great Yarmouth Yacht Station on 01493 842794 or 07766 398238 (see page 25). They’ll work out the best time for you to cross and give guidance. If anything’s not clear to you, ask again. Leave a message if necessary (with your telephone number) and they will get back to you.

Always wear life jackets when on deck. Have your canopy or mast lowered ready for passing under the bridges. Before going under any bridge check your boat height (shown on a plate in the cockpit or in the skipper’s manual). Check the bridge clearance boards to make sure that your boat will fit under the bridges. Don’t steer your boat from the outside steering position – if something goes wrong you are vulnerable.

2 Plan your crossing so that you can go under Great Yarmouth bridges at slack water, which is about an hour after low water. The tide will be less of a hazard and you’ll have maximum clearance under the bridges. The tide tables on page 31 give the times of low water. Crossing at other times is inadvisable. There are two bridges close together. The old metal railway bridge, Vauxhall Bridge, is 7.62cm (3”) lower than the concrete road bridge, Yarmouth/Acle Road Bridge. You should be passing under bridges with at least 30cm (a foot) to spare.

The Breydon Water ranger team

MOORING - tie the front rope first. Be aware of the rise and fall of the tide in this area (about 2.2m or 7’) and adjust your ropes and fenders.

In an emergency call the coastguard on 999 or 112

5 Check the map here to make sure you know what to do. Keep everyone inside the boat or cockpit during the crossing. Concentrate on what you are doing. The channel has some bends in it, but don’t take shortcuts. Never go outside the red and green navigation posts. If you get stuck, try and reverse. If that doesn’t work, call your boatyard.

to northern Broads

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Berney Arms Reach Broads Authority 24-hr free moorings for 8 boats

Berney Mill and Berney Mill 2 Broads Authority 24-hr free moorings for 12 and 6 boats

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Broads Authority 24-hr free moorings for 15 boats, electric charging point

Dangerous tides and North Sea ahead

Shallow water and mud

Moor against tide – quay rangers will help when possible

Shallow corner - go around yellow post

No hire craft beyond here

Work out the time you need to leave your previous mooring by working backwards from the time you need to be in Great Yarmouth. It will take about 2¼ hours to get to Great Yarmouth from Acle and about 2 hours from Reedham or St Olaves. Make sure that you won’t be navigating in the dark – hire boats are not allowed to navigate before sunrise or after sunset as they have no navigation lights. Check the weather forecast – don’t cross if visibility is poor or there are strong winds.

Great Yarmouth Yacht Station

River Bure

Demasting structure

Channel

Lay-by mooring

Shallow water and mud

North Quay Mooring for emergencies and demasting only

Haven Bridge

Strong currents outside slack water Dangerous currents

Bridge Clearance

Watch out for water skiers in the central straight of Breydon Water – see signs on posts

Clearance at average high water during the summer is given below but always check the bridge clearance boards (pictured right). Look out for additional advance clearance boards as you approach bridges 1 and 3 on the River Bure. The river is narrow and tides can be strong. Lower your canopy in plenty of time. Make sure everyone is down inside the boat.

1 Breydon Bridge 3.96m (13’) Go through the right-hand side span.

This map is intended as a guide. Do not use for navigation. This map is reproduced by permission of Ordnance Survey on behalf of HMSO. © Crown Copyright and database right 2014. Ordnance Survey Licence number 100021573.

Navigate between the two arrows on the bridges.

Stop lights indicate you must not pass through the centre span.

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Low water predictions for Great Yarmouth Yacht Station (corrected for BST) Use these tables to work out when to cross Breydon Water, see page 30. Slack water is about 1 hour after low water at Great Yarmouth Yacht Station. April am pm hr:min hr:min 01 Fr 05:09 17:13 02 Sa 05:49 17:51 03 Su 06:27 18:27 04 Mo 07:03 19:01 05 Tu 07:36 19:28 06 We 08:00 19:50 07 Th 08:13 20:21 08 Fr 08:36 21:09 09 Sa 09:23 22:18 10 Su 10:30 11 Mo 00:12 12:05 12 Tu 01:30 13:33 13 We 02:21 14:29 14 Th 03:07 15:17 15 Fr 03:53 16:01 16 Sa 04:36 16:44 17 Su 05:19 17:24 18 Mo 06:00 18:03 19 Tu 06:38 18:40 20 We 07:15 19:18 21 Th 07:51 20:04 22 Fr 08:34 21:10 23 Sa 09:34 22:29 24 Su 10:48 23:51 25 Mo 12:07 26 Tu 01:10 13.25 27 We 02:18 14:36 28 Th 03:15 15:27 29 Fr 04:00 16:09 30 Sa 04:42 16:49

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am pm hr:min hr:min 01 Su 05:21 17:28 02 Mo 05:57 18:05 03 Tu 06:30 18:37 04 We 06:53 19:00 05 Th 07:01 19:24 06 Fr 07:24 19:59 07 Sa 08:02 20:48 08 Su 08:51 21:54 09 Mo 09:57 23:14 10 Tu 11:19 11 We 00:34 12:44 12 Th 01:35 13:48 13 Fr 02:27 14:42 14 Sa 03:17 15:30 15 Su 04:03 16:16 16 Mo 04:49 17:01 17 Tu 05:32 17:46 18 We 06:13 18:32 19 Th 06:54 19:23 20 Fr 07:37 20:19 21 Sa 08:27 21:19 22 Su 09:26 22:24 23 Mo 10:29 23:32 24 Tu 11:36 25 We 00:41 12:45 26 Th 01:45 13:52 27 Fr 02:42 14:52 28 Sa 03:30 15:43 29 Su 04:13 16:28 30 Mo 04:52 17:09 31 Tu 05:26 17:47

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pm hr:min 18:18 18:42 19:12 19:51 20:42 21:40 22:43 23:51 13:08 14:08 15:01 15:52 16:45 17:39 18:33 19:26 20:18 21:11 22:06 23:04 12:03 13:12 14:22 15:24 16:14 16:57 17:36 18:07

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August am hr:min 05:30 06:06 06:47 07:31 08:18 09:09 10:05 11:10 00:16 01:18 02:15 03:06 03:57 04:49 05:41 06:30 07:16 08:00 08:43 09:28 10:18 11:18 00:27 01:30 02:27 03:16 03:54 04:17 04:42 05:17 05:57

pm hr:min 18:36 19:10 19:50 20:34 21:21 22:13 23:12 12:27 13:37 14:38 15:37 16:38 17:36 18:28 19:17 20:04 20:51 21:39 22:29 23:25 12:36 14:03 15:13 16:03 16:45 17:20 17:51 18:24 18:58

am pm hr:min hr:min 01 Mo 06:39 19:36 02 Tu 07:18 20:15 03 We 07:57 20:55 04 Th 08:36 21:39 05 Fr 09:18 22:30 06 Sa 10:12 23:33 07 Su 11:45 08 Mo 00:43 13:13 09 Tu 01:48 14:24 10 We 02:45 15:32 11 Th 03:41 16:34 12 Fr 04:37 17:27 13 Sa 05:28 18:14 14 Su 06:13 18:58 15 Mo 06:55 19:41 16 Tu 07:36 20:23 17 We 08:15 21:06 18 Th 08:54 21:50 19 Fr 09:36 22:38 20 Sa 10:32 23:35 21 Su 12:00 22 Mo 00:45 13:51 23 Tu 01:55 14:57 24 We 02:53 15:42 25 Th 03:32 16:19 26 Fr 03:59 16:52 27 Sa 04:31 17:24 28 Su 05:09 17:59 29 Mo 05:48 18:35 30 Tu 06:25 19:11 31 We 07:00 19:47

September am pm hr:min hr:min 01 Th 07:33 20:21 02 Fr 08:05 20:57 03 Sa 08:43 21:42 04 Su 09:36 22:47 05 Mo 11:21 06 Tu 00:09 12:59 07 We 01:25 14:18 08 Th 02:30 15:26 09 Fr 03:31 16:21 10 Sa 04:24 17:08 11 Su 05:09 17:51 12 Mo 05:51 18:33 13 Tu 06:31 19:12 14 We 07:10 19:52 15 Th 07:46 20:30 16 Fr 08:21 21:06 17 Sa 08:55 21:39 18 Su 09:45 22:18 19 Mo 11:12 23:23 20 Tu 13:21 21 We 01:06 14:19 22 Th 02:15 15:00 23 Fr 02:55 15:36 24 Sa 03:32 16:12 25 Su 04:10 16:50 26 Mo 04:49 17:28 27 Tu 05:27 18:06 28 We 06:03 18:41 29 Th 06:36 19:15 30 Fr 07:08 19:45

October am pm hr:min hr:min 01 Sa 07:42 20:18 02 Su 08:24 21:03 03 Mo 09:35 22:17 04 Tu 11:18 23:45 05 We 12:48 06 Th 01:05 14:04 07 Fr 02:14 15:06 08 Sa 03:12 15:57 09 Su 04:00 16:42 10 Mo 04:44 17:24 11 Tu 05:26 18:04 12 We 06:06 18:42 13 Th 06:45 19:18 14 Fr 07:19 19:47 15 Sa 07:45 19:58 16 Su 08:10 20:14 17 Mo 08:57 20:57 18 Tu 10:12 22:03 19 We 12:05+23:34 20 Th 13:17 21 Fr 01:11 14:04 22 Sa 02:09 14:48 23 Su 02:55 15:30 24 Mo 03:39 16:12 25 Tu 04:21 16:54 26 We 05:01 17:33 27 Th 05:39 18:09 28 Fr 06:15 18:43 29 Sa 06:51 19:15 30 Su 06:33 18:53 31 Mo 07:32 19:45

While every care has been taken in the compilation of these tables, no liability will be accepted for the consequences of any inaccuracy, howsoever caused. Predictions for Gorleston (Yarmouth Bar) computed by software developed at the National Oceanography Centre, UK: Copyright Reserved.

INFO FILE More details on all these points from our yacht stations and information centres

Moorings • For Broads Authority 24-hour free moorings see map on centre pages • Broads Hire Boat Federation (BHBF) operators allow other member companies’ boats to moor in their boatyards free of charge, subject to availability; look out for the BHBF logo at boatyards or check your skipper’s manual • Many other places also provide moorings

Tides • All Broads rivers are close to the sea so are all affected by tides (or are tidal) • Consideration of tidal flow may be important as journeys by boat are harder and slower when the flow is against you

• Rise and fall of the tide is on average about 2.2m/7’ at Great Yarmouth and Reedham, while at Norwich it’s about 60-90cm/2’-3’ and at Wroxham it’s about 15cm/6’’ • There are usually two high tides and two low tides each day but times vary daily • Knowing when high and low tide times occur can be important for getting under bridges, and tides can create strong currents in certain areas • If you are staying on a holiday boat, your skipper’s manual may include tide tables

Broadcaster tide tables • These show times for low tide at Great Yarmouth Yacht Station, close to Breydon Water • We include these times because at Breydon Water it is essential to pay careful attention to the tide in your planning • Read the instructions for crossing Breydon Water on page 30

Posts • Where there are red and green posts, keep in the main channel between them • Red and green posts and buoys don’t mean red for danger and green for go – they mark the edges of channels

• Absorb oil on to kitchen paper and put paper in bin

Paddlesports

• Races held Thursday evenings, bank holidays and some Sundays

• See page 16

During powerboat racing:

Sailing events

• Do not enter or leave via main body of broad where event is taking place

If you find yourself on the water during a regatta:

• Yellow posts usually mark a hazard – keep well clear and keep to channel

• Keep close to the right-hand bank and slow down as you pass through

Water

• Sailing boats have right of way

• For water points at Broads Authority moorings see map on centre pages (some are seasonal, such as Gay Staithe and West Somerton)

• If they are zigzagging across the river to catch the wind, slow down and try to pass behind them

• Water points are available at many other moorings and boatyards (small charge) • Boil water from all water points before drinking • Waste water from boats, except sewage, empties into the waterways, so use biodegradable washing-up liquid and other cleaning products, and use only small amounts

Oulton Broad racing

• Make your course clear – do not weave about • Watch for indications on when to pass, but do not put yourself or others in danger, or just moor up to watch • Where channels are provided for safe passage, stay in channel • Listen to and follow advice from rangers or safety patrol boats

• Keep speed down and follow instructions from patrol boats, rescue boats and yacht station staff for safe passage and mooring

North Walsham and Dilham Canal • For small craft only, charge or donation payable to the trust nwdct.org

Peace and quiet • Be sensitive to your neighbours – don’t leave your engine idling late at night or early in the morning • Be aware of radio and TV volume too, especially when the roof of your boat is open continued on page 32


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• £1 from Broads National Park information centres and yacht stations at Hoveton, Ranworth, How Hill, Norwich, Reedham and Great Yarmouth, and from some shops and boatyards • Keep cards away from mobile phones – they can interfere with credit on cards • See link below for details on where to find electric charging points, how to use them and where to buy cards

Mutford Lock • Between Oulton Broad and Lake Lothing at Lowestoft – limit of hire boat navigation • Not for use by hire boats • For private boats, call 01502 574946 or 01502 531778, 24 hours ahead, to book a passage (£15)

Info file • • • • • •

broads-authority.gov.uk/moorings broads-authority.gov.uk/tides broads-authority.gov.uk/tolls broads-authority.gov.uk/slipways broads-authority.gov.uk/charging-points broads-authority.gov.uk/overseas

BROADS BEAT • Now in their 27th year – a team of Royal Yachting Association-trained police officers and support staff who patrol the Broads throughout the year, preventing and detecting crime, reducing anti-social behaviour and disorder, assisting boaters and ensuring the safety of all on land or water • Officers work with the other emergency services and partnership agencies, including the Broads Authority, RNLI, Border Force, Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Authority, and Environment Agency • Broads Beat is supported by many businesses and is the UK’s longest-running police and public sponsorship scheme

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Electric charging point cards

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• Some boatyards have slipways – charges apply

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• Public slipways: Hoveton Riverside Park, Hickling Staithe, Pug Lane Staithe (Repps), Thurne Staithe, Cantley Staithe

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• Boat owners who are already registered with the Broads Authority can renew annual tolls online

Times are a rough guide only. When planning your journey remember traffic, tide and weather may make it take longer.

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• Call them on 101 for non-emergencies, or email broadsbeat@norfolk.police.uk • Follow their daily activities on Twitter @BroadsBeat

WASTE DISPOSAL • If necessary, hang on • Recycling and other waste disposal facilities to waste till you reach the next site are often available near moorings or in • Discarded litter and towns and villages fishing tackle can entangle and kill • Be careful with waste – wildlife don’t leave bags at the back of boats where they could easily fall Boat waste facilities on each river (available into the water at time of compilation) • Dispose of waste at proper sites – don't Wensum / Yare leave bags at sides of Norwich Yacht Station moorings or adjacent Brundall: Broom Boats, roads and don't Silverline Marine (both overload bins or leave hire craft only) bags by bins if bins Langley Dyke are full

Rockland Staithe Loddon: Staithe, Pye’s Mill; Maffett Cruisers, Pacific Cruisers (both hire craft only) Reedham Quay

Acle: Acle Bridge Moorings (car park); Bridgecraft (hire craft only) Great Yarmouth Yacht Station

Repps Staithe Potter Heigham: Staithe; Herbert Woods (hire craft only) Ludham: Womack Staithe

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Coltishall: Kings Head Wroxham/Hoveton: Broads National Park Information Centre; Barnes Brinkcraft, Norfolk Broads Direct (both hire craft only) Salhouse Broad Horning: Ferry Marina (hire craft only); Swan Inn Ranworth Staithe

Stalham: Richardson’s (hire craft only) Sutton Staithe Barton Turf Staithe car park Neatishead Staithe Irstead Staithe Ludham Bridge Staithe

Geldeston: Locks Inn Beccles Yacht Station Burgh St Peter: Waveney River Centre (hire craft only) Oulton Broad Yacht Station Somerleyton Burgh Castle

Thurne Hickling: Pleasure Boat Inn Horsey Mill

Waste

• broads-authority. gov.uk/waste


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Visit the Broads is a membership organisation for Broads businesses. We hope you enjoy these itineraries featuring our members, which we have designed to help you get the most from your visit to the Broads National Park.

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2 DAY BOATING ITINERARY

Upper River Bure – Wroxham, Salhouse Broad and Horning Day 1 – Wroxham and Salhouse Broad Holiday cruisers are available to hire from Norfolk Broads Direct and Barnes Brinkcraft in Wroxham, and Ferry Marina in Horning. This 2-day itinerary starts in Wroxham, the heart of the Broads. The two villages of Wroxham and Hoveton sit on either side of the River Bure. Bustling hubs full of places to eat and shop, they are often referred to as the capital of the Broads. There is a Broads National Park Information Centre based at Station Road Hoveton. Book an early table at the Hotel Wroxham where you can enjoy breakfast on the terrace overlooking the water. The restaurant and stunning waterside terrace are open every day for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Watch the hustle and bustle of the day unfold as the hire boats go out and people start to arrive for their Broads Tours river trips. After breakfast, wander up to the Bure Valley

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Paddleboarding at Horning Railway station at Wroxham, where you will take a nostalgic trip by steam train on Norfolk’s longest narrow-gauge railway. Steam trains operate regularly between the old market town of Aylsham and Wroxham. The Bure Valley Railway was built on the trackbed of part of the former Great Eastern Railway and the 9 mile line runs through meadowland, ancient pastures and picturesque Broadland villages. The trip to Aylsham by train takes about 45 minutes. At Aylsham station, you’ll find lots of facilities including the Whistlestop Café and a shop stocking a wide range of railway-themed souvenirs and gifts, as well as being a paradise for any model railway enthusiasts.

Leave the station and take in the historic market town of Aylsham. The prominent marketplace is surrounded by beautiful 18th-century houses and reflects the town’s prosperity from the textile and cloth trade at the time. A mile from the marketplace you will discover Redwings Horse Sanctuary, home to almost 90 friendly horses and donkeys who now live there. They love visitors and you can get up close and cuddly every day between 10:30am - 4pm until the end of August. Take the return journey by steam train back to Hoveton station, where you will pick up your holiday cruiser. Follow the River Bure south out of Wroxham, taking in the pretty riverside properties along the way. After about 30 minutes, gently cruising you’ll come to Salhouse Broad. Moorings are available but it can get very busy in high season, so please arrive early. Salhouse Broad is a place of great natural beauty, where you can explore the nature boardwalks, walk through the woods or hire a canoe. In fact, you might find that one night just isn’t enough. If you decide to stay on, it’s worth hiring a canoe and paddling over to Hoveton Great Broad to discover some real Broadland wilderness at one of Britain's finest National Nature Reserves. Hoveton Great Broad Nature Trail is only accessible by boat and promises a peaceful hour-long stroll around this isolated reserve. Alternatively, you can moor up on the River Bure, just

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on the other side of Hoveton Great Broad, and walk to the start of the route. Spend some time enjoying the peace and tranquillity of Salhouse Broad before dinner. You’re on holiday, so it’s time to leave the cooking to someone else! When hunger gets the better of you, head up to Woodforde’s Brewery and the Fur & Feather Inn, 20 minutes’ walk from the edge of the Broad. Their award-winning real ales and traditional home-cooked food are a Norfolk institution. Visit early for a brewery tour and some shopping, or just enjoy a great meal and a pint in the cosy pub or outdoor beer garden. You’ll need to take a torch if you’re planning to walk back to your mooring after dark. Day 2 – Horning In the morning take a 15 minute walk, into Salhouse village for a stop off at Prima Rosa. Combining crafts with a passion for baking, the owners Judith and Martin have created an amazing vintage style tea-room and craft shop that’s well worth a browse. From 9:30am you can treat yourself to breakfast or pick up a packed lunch to take away for later. Back on board your holiday cruiser, continue your journey south along the River Bure for about half an hour or so to the pretty village of Horning. There are several places for you to moor at Horning, either side of the river, although it can get incredibly

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Lower River Bure – & Great Yarmouth The day starts with a visit to Thrigby Hall Wildlife Gardens. The 250-year-old landscaped gardens are renowned for its collection of Asian Mammals, birds and reptiles. You can get up close to the Snow Leopards, Gibbons, Deer, Otters and Crocodiles in the swamp house. Get a fantastic view of Kabu and Dua, the two critically endangered Sumatran Tigers resident at Thrigby when you complete the Tiger Treetop Walk. There is also a play area which includes a 3D Adventure Maze, climbing frames, a large slide and pyramid climbing frame. A separate tree ropes play area and another maze on the front lawn, suitable for younger children, provides plenty of ways for the little ones to burn off some energy. Just a mile up the road at Filby Broad, stop off for lunch at Filby Bridge Restaurant. This is a family run restaurant that serves lunch and evening meals, with beautiful views over the Trinity Broads. The Trinity Broads are three connected lakes which are landlocked and not connected to the main Broads network of rivers. They provide a haven of tranquillity and are perfect for fishing and enjoying nature and wildlife. It’s possible to hire a two-person rowing boat from Filby Broad Restaurant to explore the broad

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busy so please do arrive early. For this itinerary, you’ll need to access land from the north bank. Not to worry if you’ve moored on the other side, as the Horning Foot Ferry is available to take walkers and cyclists across the River Bure and also provides a customised water taxi service in the area. Horning is full of riverside houses and pubs, restaurants and shops. It’s a stunning iconic Broads waterside location with so many places to sit back, relax and watch the world go by. At the weekends you can watch the sailing races from Horning sailing club. If you’d like to try something a little more energetic,

and experience the amazing scenery and wildlife found in Norfolk. Or just enjoy a spot of bird watching from your table. After lunch, a 15-minute drive will take you into Great Yarmouth, one of the UK’s most popular resorts for an afternoon at the seaside. Great Yarmouth’s vibrant seafront harks back to the traditions of yesteryear, but remains upbeat, modern and fun, packed with family attractions and entertainment. The famous golden mile runs between two fun-packed piers, stretching from the Filby Broad

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book yourself a paddleboarding session with GoPaddle. They provide beginner sessions for adults and children of all ages and abilities as well as daily and weekly hire. Walk from Horning village for approximately 20 minutes to BeWILDerwood, the award-winning forest of wild family fun and adventure. At BeWILDerwood you’ll discover treehouses, zip wires, jungle bridges, Crocklebogs, boat trips, storytelling and fabulous marsh walks where the whole family can enjoy a few hours running off some steam and exploring the wild Norfolk landscape. After all that fun and adventure, it’s time to relax on board your cruiser and plan what you’re going to do tomorrow. Places to stay nearby.… Hotel Wroxham – Hotel, Wroxham Hoveton Hall – B&B, Hoveton Wroxham Cottages – Self-catering, Wroxham Waterside Breaks – Self-catering, Horning, Wroxham, Ludham and South Walsham Hall Farm Cottages – Self-catering, Horning Salhouse Broad – Camping, Salhouse Cobbleacre Holidays – Camping, Hevingham Cotenham Barn – Self-catering, Panxworth Norfolk Holiday Escapes – Self-catering, Coltishall

Pleasure Beach to North Beach. The sea has played a huge part in shaping Great Yarmouth. The town has the second most complete mediaeval town wall in England complete with several gate towers and was used to raise taxes on arrival or departure and to keep pirates out altogether. Nelson's monument is a stunning 44m (144 feet) memorial to Norfolk's most famous son, Admiral Lord Horatio Nelson who frequently sailed from the town in the 1800s. Several museums in the town recall Great Yarmouth's maritime past and herring heyday which lasted until the mid 1900s, when Silver Darlings were fished and packed, employing a vast industry of workers. Employees were housed in Great Yarmouth's famous Rows, unique tightly packed together houses built onto narrow alleyways, with wealthy merchant houses at one end and bars and brothels at the other. In the early 1700s the first tourists came to take the waters at Great Yarmouth as hundreds of visitors flocked to the seaside to stroll along the esplanade and enjoy the warm weather. When the sun goes down there’s plenty of evening entertainment and colourful seafront illuminations to enjoy. Places to stay nearby… Millview Meadow Camping – Camping, Gt Yarmouth Beachside Holidays Norfolk – Self-catering, Gt Yarmouth Richardsons Hemsby Beach – Holiday Park, Hembsy The Swiss Cottage – B&B, Gt Yarmouth Alternatively, stay on the water with Eastwood Whelpton Sailing Holidays, Upton

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Holiday cruisers are available to hire from Broom Boats and Silverline Marine in Brundall. Day 1 – Norwich to Surlingham This 2-day boating itinerary starts in Norwich. Mooring is available at Norwich Yacht Station, approximately 2 hours' cruising from Brundall, with easy access by foot to the mediaeval city. Norwich is the only English city with part of a national park in its midst. The stretch of the River Wensum that flows through the city is part of the Broads. From the yacht station, follow the riverside path on foot into the city, until you reach signs for the cathedral. Set in beautiful grounds, Norwich Cathedral is an awe-inspiring, welcoming building with spectacular architecture, magnificent art and a fascinating history. The grounds are a lovely place to sit and watch the world go by or enjoy a picnic. Norwich is full of fabulous places to shop and eat out. Spend some time browsing the quirky, independent shops in the Lanes, or visit one of the many museums and historical sites. To learn more

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The Ferry House about this vibrant city and its fascinating history, book a guided walking tour with Paul Dickson Tours. A range of tours are available including Norwich: an introduction, Historic Pubs, or Rivers, Merchants and Markets. When you’ve finished getting to know the city, it’s time to get back on board your holiday cruiser and head down the River Yare to Surlingham, where you’ll moor up for the night. Please leave plenty of time for the 1.5 hour journey. Stop for dinner or a drink at the Ferry House, Surlingham. This is a delightful pub right on the water’s edge with ample mooring (free to patrons) and attractive outdoor seating. It's one of the last places in the area where you can see the sunset and geese flying over in the evening, it is quite magical. They also serve breakfast between 9am and 11am. Day 2 – Surlingham to Reedham After breakfast, another 2 hours or so of gentle cruising will take you to Reedham. Reedham has a beautiful riverside frontage and has free Broads Authority moorings. The village has a post office, a general store and a fish & chip shop. Reedham is famous for having one of the last operating railway swing bridges in the country and at the other end of the village is the Reedham Chain Ferry. The Reedham Ferry is the only remaining vehicle chain ferry in East Anglia, which crosses the River Yare, forming the only crossing point between the city of Norwich and Great Yarmouth and saving users a journey of more than 30 miles.

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Start your day with a hearty breakfast at Vera’s Coffee Shop, on the site of A G Meales & Sons farm shop. Their menu uses local and home-grown ingredients, and they are open from 9:30am every day. If the weather is pleasant, sit out on the patio and enjoy views of the garden and living wall, while you plan what goodies to stock up on for lunch. You can even pick your own fruit and veg. Suitably refreshed, it’s time to get out on the River Ant. There are a number of options for you to choose from. However, all will need to be booked in advance.

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River Waveney – Geldeston, Beccles and Oulton Broad Find a suitable place to moor up and make your way to Pettitts Animal Adventure Park for an afternoon of fun for all the family. They have over 25 different species resident at the park and no less than 3 themed play areas. You can take a trip around the whole park on the Miniature Railway then discover the super fun adventure rides, soar through the sky on the Little Explorers Balloon Ride or check out the Crazy Caterpillar Rollercoaster! Next door, you’ll discover Humpty Dumpty Brewery, a ten-barrel brewery producing cask and bottled conditioned real ales. There is a shop on site which sells their own bottled beers, plus beer from other Norfolk breweries and a wide range of locally produced honeys, ciders, wines and chutneys. The Brewery Shop is open every day from 12-5pm, with tours and riverside deliveries available by arrangement. Make sure you stop off and stock up while you’re there. Opposite the chain ferry at Reedham is the Reedham Ferry Inn. This is a great pub with a true country pub atmosphere. Much of its 400 year history is hanging on the walls of the 16th-century building. The pub serves lunch and dinner, with seasonal menus and is a great place to end the day, watching cars coming and going across the river. Please book in advance to avoid disappointment. Places to stay nearby… Whitlingham Broad Campsite – Camping, Nr Norwich Tin Can Camping – Glamping, Mundham Poolside Lodges – Self-catering, Rackheath

Head up the road to Wayford Marine or Bank Boats and pick up a day boat for a few hours and enjoy a gentle journey along the river. If you’re feeling more energetic, Banks Boats also hire canoes so you can explore hidden parts of the river off of the main waterways. Glide Surf School also offer inland SUP lessons from Wayford bridge. Alternatively, Nancy Oldfield Trust provide a variety of activities including sailing, canoeing, motor boating, fishing, bird-watching and environmental studies, available for anyone who is disadvantaged or has a disability be it physical, mental or emotional, temporary or permanent. Please contact them in advance as booking is essential. From Wayford Bridge, you can explore the River Ant up to Dilham or down to Barton Broad. Some people believe that this is where Admiral Nelson learnt to sail! Barton Broad was purchased by Norfolk Wildlife Trust in 1945 and is the second largest of the broads.

With miles of beautiful scenery, the River Waveney in the Southern Broads is the perfect place to explore. This full day itinerary will start and finish in the historic market town of Beccles. Beccles is full of history. The narrow streets and quaint architecture are home to lots of independent shops and cafés. Much of the town’s architecture has a strong Flemish influence. The popular quayside, once a herring port, is now home to the myriad of cruisers which moor here. Option 1 – Explore by boat A short walk out of town will take you to Gillingham Dam and Hippersons Boatyard, where you can pick up your day boat. Free parking is also available. Hippersons offer day boats and houseboats for longer stays. Canoes, kayaks and SUP's are also available for hire in high season. (Book your day boat in advance to avoid disappointment.) Leave the boatyard and turn port (left). Go under the road bridge and past the sailing club on the starboard side. You will enter a really beautiful stretch of the River Waveney. Keep an eye out for wildlife: herons, kingfishers, marsh harriers, otters and barn owls can all been seen along this stretch. A little further along you will come to the Beccles old railway bridge and it is best to steer through on the port side (left). Continue on your journey until you reach Waveney River Centre at Burgh St Peter (approximately 1:45 hours). You will see the entrance, where you can steer in and moor up to take the ferry over to SWT Carlton Marshes Nature Reserve or you can continue downriver to Oulton Broad and take the 20 minute walk back to the reserve.

Look out for local wildlife on the way. Common terns (which nest on artificial platforms), otters, kingfishers and herons can all be spotted along this stretch of the Broads. Once you’ve finished on the water, a short drive of about 10 minutes will take you to the Barton Broad main car park. From here, take a stroll along the Barton Broad Boardwalk (approx. 2.4 km). The boardwalk is easily accessible by wheelchair and will take you on a mysterious journey of discovery into a lost world, which has remained isolated for half a century. The mystery trail leads you through swampy, wildlife-filled carr woodland, with resting places and tapping edges along the way and emerges to give a surprise panoramic view over Barton Broad. After lunch, a few miles' drive will take you to Stalham and the Museum of the Broads. Spend a couple of hours learning all about living and working in the Broads. There are superb displays

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Waveney River Centre has self-catering lodge accommodation with day cruisers, canoes and kayaks available to hire. The park is set in beautiful surroundings with fabulous views across the Norfolk and Suffolk marshes and a wealth of on-park facilities. Visit The Waveney Inn, a popular riverside pub and restaurant with its fabulous outdoor decking area. Another 45 minutes or so downriver and you will arrive at Oulton Broad, where you can explore Nicholas Everitt Park, a beautiful open space alongside the broad, with tennis courts, bowling green, toilets, putting, trampolines, all-inclusive play area, museum, bandstand, boating lake, ponds and refreshments. If you decided to walk to Oulton broad, join the Angles Way footpath for a 20 minute walk to SWT Carlton Marshes. Carlton Marshes Nature Reserve lies at the southern tip of the Broads National Park and comprises over 1000 acres of beautiful Suffolk grazing marsh, fens and peat pools teeming with interesting plantlife, such as the insectivorous bladderwort, which traps and digests water fleas in bladder-like sacs under water. Scan the dyke edges too, for a glimpse of Britain’s biggest spider, the fen raft spider which was released here in 2012 to bolster the precariously low UK population. The trip back to Beccles will take roughly 2.5 hours.

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telling stories of Vikings, marshmen, boatbuilders, holidaymakers and life in the area during the two World Wars. There is also a cracking range of boats; a water bicycle, an airborne lifeboat, racing yachts, punts and even an ice yacht. End your day out with dinner in the relaxed atmosphere of the Wayford Inn. They serve food every day until 9:30pm. Sit back and relax on the patio with views over the River Ant and Wayford Bridge. If you want to spend a few days on the water, holiday cruisers or traditional sailing yachts are available from… Richardsons Boating Holidays at Stalham Norfolk Heritage Fleet at Hunter's Yard, Ludham Places to stay nearby… Canal Camping – Camping, Dilham

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Option 2 – Explore by canoe or kayak Canoes and kayaks can be hired from Three Rivers Pitch & Paddle in Geldeston and Hippersons Boatyard in Beccles. (Please book in advance to avoid disappointment.) Once on the water you can explore the River Waveney between Geldeston and Beccles. Keener paddlers will comfortably make it to Beccles from Geldeston and back in 3 hours. However, going at a more leisurely pace with time for some breaks you should allow 6 hours. This is a lovely, tranquil stretch of river with few large boats. From Geldeston village paddle down the dyke and at the end turn right on to the River Waveney towards Geldeston Lock. You can tie up and get out at The Locks Inn, where they serve traditional home-cooked food using locally produced ingredients. The Locks Inn is one of the oldest pubs in the Broads, with a fascinating history. In 1670 an Act of Parliament was passed to improve the navigation upstream of Beccles and three locks were built, at Geldeston, Ellingham and Wainford. This made it possible for sailing wherries laden with cargo to travel to Bungay, with its brewing and malting industries. Ellingham and Geldeston were also railway stations on the now dismantled Waveney Valley Line, on the north side of the river, opened in the early 1860s. From Geldeston Lock, continue back in the direction you came, along the river towards Beccles. As you pass Dunburgh Hill on the left look out for marsh harriers that nest in the reeds there close to the ground. Continue past Barsham Marshes on your right.

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There is evidence here of a Bronze Age river crossing or ferry point. Towards Beccles the large buildings on the righthand side are part of the old industrial area of the town which included maltings, glassworks and tanneries. Return your canoe or kayak to the hire operator and head into Beccles. Option 3 – sit back and relax Skippered boat trips are available on the River Waveney from Waveney River Tours at Oulton Broad, who also hire day boats. Waveney Stardust Trust provide fully accessible boat trips from Gillingham Dam. (Booking is essential.) Once you’re back in Beccles Seek out the bell tower of St Michael’s church. The church dates from the 1500s and is unusual as its tower is separate from the rest of the building. The tower has three clock faces but not a fourth. The side without a clock is the one facing Norfolk, a reminder that the river is the boundary between Suffolk and Norfolk. Standing on a cliff overlooking the river, the bell tower rises an additional 97 feet (29.6m) and is thirty feet square (9m) at its base. The tower is open for visitors to climb to the top and take in the spectacular views!

Further along the river at Puddingmoor, if you have time enjoy a late afternoon dip at Beccles Lido. Beccles Lido is a heated outdoor swimming pool with separate heated toddler pools, sitting right next to the river. For the very brave hearted they are open for cold swims right throughout the year! Whether you’ve spent the day exploring on the water by electric day boat, or silently paddled this beautiful stretch of river, no trip to Beccles would be complete without a trip to OakFired Pizza. Finish your day with award winning Neapolitan pizza cooked on a traditional woodfired oven. One of only three restaurants in the UK accredited by the Azzociazione Verace Pizza Napoletana (AVPN) Naples, to serve True Neapolitan Pizza. If you would like to complete this itinerary as part of a longer boating holiday, holiday cruisers can be booked from Pacific Cruisers in Chedgrave. Places to stay nearby… Somerleyton Meadows – B&B, Herringfleet Wheatacre Hall Barns – Self-catering, Beccles Old Rectory Cottages – Self-catering, Flixton Waveney River Centre – Lodges, Burgh St Peter Hippersons Boatyard – Self-catering, Beccles Outney Meadow Caravan Park – Camping, Bungay Wardley Hill Campsite – Camping, Nr Bungay Three Rivers Camping – Camping, Geldeston

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River Thurne – Potter Heigham, Thurne and Hickling Day Boats are available to hire along the River Thurne from the following boatyards and should be booked in advance to avoid disappointment… Martham Ferry Boatyard Martham Boats Maycraft Herbert Woods Potter Heigham is set right in the heart of the Broads and people have been visiting for holidays from the early 1900s. Boatbuilding has been established for decades and Herbert Woods Boatyard, one of the first boatyards to operate Broads Cruisers is still present in Potter Heigham today. All good days start with a good breakfast. Located just a few yards from Potter Heigham Bridge overlooking the River Thurne, start with a traditional, home-cooked breakfast at Bridgestones. They are open every day from 8:45am until 5:00pm. There’s outside seating next to the river and an all-weather ‘dog-friendly’ garden room so you can bring your fourlegged friends too. After breakfast, make sure you pop next door to Lathams of Potter Heigham. Lathams opened in 1963 as an ‘Aladdin’s Cave’ primarily stocking everything for the holidaymaker and fishermen. Today they still sell almost everything. Pick up some fishing tackle and get some local, inside knowledge about the best fishing spots and what to catch while you’re on the river. Potter Heigham is a great place to catch bream. Collect your pre-booked day boat and get out onto the water. Head south, towards the iconic Thurne Mill, with

views across the marshes over to St Benet's Abbey. Thurne Mill is a distinctive part of the Broads National Park landscape and the only white mill on the Broads. Finishing its working life in 1936, this iconic mill has now been restored to full working order and is one of only a handful that can be seen turning majestically in the wind. Look out for their open days between May and September. Potter Heigham to Ludham Bridge and back will take you around 4 hours, not including stopping time. The Dog Inn at Ludham is worth a stop for lunch. They are a short walk from Ludham Bridge (approx 500 metres) with an outdoor seating area that looks over open fields and marshes back towards Thurne Mill and St Benet's Abbey. Alternatively, head north and explore the stunning Hickling Broad. Potter Heigham to Hickling will take 3 to 4 hours (not including stopping time). NWT Hickling Broad is the largest broad and is a year-round haven for wildlife. Look out for common cranes as well as important breeding numbers of bittern, marsh harrier bearded tit and Cetti’s warbler. To explore all the hidden nooks and crannies of Hickling broad, and reach the places that are inaccessible by boat, Norfolk Outdoor Adventures provide kayaking and SUP adventures and experiences

with guided nature and educational tours, coaching, instruction and hire. If you would rather sit back, relax and cruise the Broads in style, Broadland Charters offer luxury, skippered cruises. Simply choose the number of hours you want to cruise and they will supply the scenery and unlimited refreshments. The Greyhound Inn in the heart of Hickling village is the perfect place to end your day. This traditional village pub serves food 7 days a week and they have a varied menu to suit all tastes. The Greyhound boasts a roaring open fire and a sheltered outside area for the winter, and in the summer, there’s a sun-trap front terrace. Places to stay nearby… Broads Escapes – Self-catering Riverside Holidays Ltd – Self-catering, Potter Heigham Abbots Park Homes – Holiday Lodges, Potter Heigham Limes Farm – Self-catering, Ludham Hickling Campsite – Camping, Hickling Ferrygate Camping – Camping, Martham Alternatively, Olivers Sailing Holidays in Martham and Swallowtail Boatyard in Ludham, are both ideally located for sailing on Hickling Broad or Horsey Mere.

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Upper River Bure – Coltishall, Wroxham and Neatishead by car and bike This Itinerary starts with a gentle cycle ride of approximately 8 miles, taking in 3 stops and lots to see along the way. Some of the route is on the road. Please take care as you will meet cars and other traffic along the way. Cycles can be hired from Bure Valley Cycle Hire based in Coltishall, or Broadland Cycle Hire based at Horning. Start your day in Coltishall. (Alternatively, you can start in Wroxham and follow the circular cycle route from there instead, finishing back in Wroxham.) Coltishall would not seem out of place in a Jeeves and Wooster novel. It’s also the setting for the ‘Jack Fellows’ series of murder mystery novels from Broads author Chris Crowther. The common at Coltishall looks out on the River Bure and the marshes beyond, with the local pub situated just at the edge. The houses here haven’t changed much since Flemish gables were the fashion and make for a welcome time warp for true quintessential relaxation. Sit for a while with your book or jump straight on your bikes and pick up the Bure Valley Path just out of Coltishall. The Bure Valley Path is a 9 mile traffic free track running alongside the railway line. Steam trains operate regularly between the old market town of Aylsham and Wroxham. The Bure Valley Railway was built on the trackbed of part of the former Great Eastern Railway and the 9 mile line runs through meadowland, ancient pastures and picturesque Broadland villages. The trip from Wroxham to Aylsham by train takes about 45 minutes. Follow the path for 2 to 3 miles towards Hoveton and then continue into Wroxham. In Wroxham, you’ll find plenty of places to get a bite to eat, watch the hustle and bustle of boats coming in and out, or do a bit of holiday shopping. The “World’s

View of the River Bure at Coltishall Largest Village Store”, Roys of Wroxham has been a family run business in Wroxham since 1895. Although Roys has stores throughout Norfolk and Suffolk, it is synonymous with Wroxham where the company was born. See if you can spot all five Roys stores that are based here! At Riverside Art & Glass browse the sought-after collections of glass art, paintings, ceramics and woodwork from a wide variety of artists, many of them local, and with displays changing regularly. When you’re ready, jump back on two wheels and follow the Tunstead Road north out of Wroxham. You’ll shortly arrive at Wroxham Barns, where there really is something for everyone. Chat to the talented makers in their craft studios or watch them while they work. Take the children to the funfair or visit Junior Farm where you can groom, cuddle and bottle-feed the animals. Before you leave, take a break in the award-winning restaurant or the Farmyard Café. Leave Wroxham Barns and head back towards Coltishall, along Belaugh Lane to end the cycle ride. From Coltishall, a short 10 minute car journey will take you to Neatishead, home of the RAF Defence Radar Museum. The museum occupies the site of the world’s longest continuously operating radar station and tells the story of Air Defence and Radar from 1935 to date. The museum is not open all year, so please check opening times before you visit. If museums are not your thing, why not spend a couple of hours on the water and hire a self-drive day boat back in Wroxham? Day boats can be hired from Richardsons, Barnes Brinkcraft and Broads Tours. End your day out with some entertainment on the water. Every Wednesday and Thursday evenings, and selected Friday evenings during the summer Broads Tours run evening music cruises. Sit back with a drink,

tap your feet to the music and enjoy the sunset. Pre-booking is essential for the evening cruises, so please check availability beforehand. Places to stay nearby… Hotel Wroxham – Hotel, Wroxham Hoveton Hall – B&B, Hoveton Hall Farm Cottages – Self-catering, Horning Salhouse Broads – Camping Cobbleacre Holidays – Camping, Hevingham Cotenham Barn – Self-catering and B&B, Panxworth Norfolk Holiday Escapes – Self-catering, Coltishall

All itinerary times are approximate. Please leave plenty of time for your journey as times may be affected by tides, traffic or weather. Please obey the speed limits. The Broads Authority provides a network of free 24hr moorings. Many more are available at places such as staithes, public houses and boatyards although these may charge a fee. For more information visit www.broads-authority.gov.uk Remember to take a torch if you’re planning to walk back to your mooring after dark. For lots more ideas of things to do, places to eat out and where to stay, visit visitthebroads.co.uk Visit the Broads Corporate Partners

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Future forward Here’s a glimpse of just some of the projects involving the Broads Authority and our many partners. To find out more go to broads-authority.gov.uk Coast and Estuary

The Norfolk and Suffolk Coast and Estuary Conference takes place annually, and the 2021 event included a joint Broads Authority and Environment Agency presentation on the Broadland Futures Initiative, whose main goal is to agree a framework for future flood risk management that better copes with our changing climate and rising sea level. Other conference presenters included Professor Tim O’Riordan of the University of East Anglia, who has a long history of collaboration with the Broads Authority, and Jane Madgwick of Wetlands International, formerly Director of Conservation at the Broads Authority, who spoke about a mangrove restoration project in Indonesia, with relevance to the Norfolk and Suffolk coast. broads-authority.gov.uk/bfi

CANAPE

Not far from the Norfolk coast is the site of our wet farming demonstration at Horsey, part of the larger CANAPE project, which is Creating a New Approach to Peatland Ecosystems by restoring peatlands and developing wet farming. Reed and reedmace have been planted at Horsey, which can be used for thatch and building insulation. These crops take water and clean it, before returning it to Waxham Cut, and lock up carbon in the ground beneath. We are using this site to work with farmers to find new crops and encourage re-wetting land, which reduces carbon emissions significantly and instantly lessens damaging effects on the climate. In time, re-wetted peatlands could absorb more carbon continued on p42

Generation Green

Coordinated by YHA, this national project involving national parks and outdoor organisations has provided more than 100,000 opportunities to connect young people to nature – many for the first time – and to cultivate a sense of care for the natural environment, as part of the Government’s green recovery. New jobs, training, volunteering roles, residential activities, and outdoor and online learning experiences all play a part. In the Broads, two new staff worked with our Education Officer and a wide range of partner organisations to deliver an inspiring array of activities to diverse groups of young people aged 11 to 26, mainly from underprivileged communities. Key goals were connecting with nature, experiencing the countryside, learning to use tools, and understanding the past and future of the Broads. In all over 400 young people participated in our region. yha.org.uk/generationgreen

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In July 2021 the Government introduced this funding programme to support farmers and land managers in responding to the challenges of climate, nature, people and place. In the Broads, over 14 projects with a total funding of about £250,000 were completed by the end of the first phase of the programme in March 2022. These projects support the natural environment, mitigate the impacts of climate change, and support nature friendly, sustainable farm businesses. One project supports an arable farmer in building a rainwater storage reservoir to protect the Ant Broads and Marshes (a Site of Special Scientific Interest) from water abstraction, which is important in this dry part of the country. It will help to create wildlife habitats and connect them with surrounding native trees, and will also help to retain jobs. broads-authority.gov.uk/looking-after

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Water, Mills & Marshes (WMM)

Restoration of several Broads drainage mills is a key part of this programme. Work has been completed at High’s Mill, Six Mile House Mill and North Mill, and work is progressing well at Mutton’s Mill. Much of the work has been carried out by our WMM apprentices – you can read more about them on page 44. The Museum of the Broads at Stalham and the Wind Energy Museum at Reppswith-Bastwick both have mills exhibitions this year. We’ve uncovered a lot of fascinating things in the historic landscape of the Broads including barrows, ancient saltworkings and other waterlogged archaeological features. Increasing access

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scheme and local charities, Love the Broads (see page 19) is planning to install a ‘discovery hub’ for visitor information about the Broads. The project also includes improving signing for the Angles Way and other walks along the River Waveney. visitbeccles.co.uk

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Electrifying the Broads (ETB)

A partnership of researchers and Broads businesses was a winner in the Government’s 2021 Clean Maritime Competition, which encouraged investigation of how to decarbonise the maritime sector. The funding from the competition will enable the ETB partnership group to research how the transition to cleaner fuels and propulsion could take place in the Broads. A survey revealed that over 80% of boat users who responded would like to use greener fuels, but were concerned about insufficient electric charging infrastructure, lack of biofuel availability and cost. ETB is delighted to have been awarded the funding to research and support the next phase of boating on the Broads. gov.uk

New moorings

The Broads Authority 24-hour free moorings at Burgh Castle have reopened, together with an electric charging point, while new 24-hour free moorings have opened near Berney Arms, known as Berney Mill 2. Both are important locations for awaiting the right conditions to cross Breydon Water, but also provide opportunities for waterborne visitors to explore the Halvergate Marshes area around Berney Arms Mill and the remains of the Roman fort at Burgh Castle (see page 23). broads-authority.gov.uk/moorings

Beccles Quay

Beccles Town Council is upgrading facilities at Beccles Quay, including providing new play equipment and refurbished toilets. With funding from the Broads Authority’s Water, Mills & Marshes

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…for electric boating to fully take off. Its origins go back to the 1800s and by the turn of the century there were 100 electric launches on the River Thames alone, before other fuels took over. In the Broads, the wherry Liberty had a brief career as a charging tender for electric launches, with an on-board generator. Move forward to 2022 and we’re in an electric boating renaissance. Many Broads boatyards offer electric day boats in their fleet, so you can relax in the knowledge that your recreational activity is better for the environment than some others. Enjoy a cleaner, quieter ride, closer to wildlife, with no need to recharge on a day boat. For longer trips, you can also relax in the knowledge that should you need to recharge your batteries literally as well as metaphorically, there’s a network of electric charging points (see the map on the centre pages), maintained by the Broads Authority and others. We’re investigating how to develop this network further. For more info on charging points see page 32 and for day boat hire go to VisitTheBroads.co.uk/things-to-do/boating/ boathire

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What made them do it? The Broads Authority’s Environmental Conservation apprenticeship scheme has operated over several years now, helping to train the workforce of the future. Our Water, Mills & Marshes programme also includes two apprenticeships, in carpentry and bricklaying for historic buildings, and in 2021 we welcomed our Kickstart Scheme trainees. They have all fitted into teams very well, are very practical and hard-working, and make a great contribution to the Broads. Many of the projects they work on benefit visitors, but what exactly do they do and what made them do it? Here are three of their stories…

Sam Elliot

I found out about the traineeship very much by accident. In April 2021 I decided to take a break from my Environmental Science undergraduate degree at UEA due to the reduction in course content and because I had also recently been diagnosed with learning disabilities, including dyslexia and attention deficit disorder, which knocked my confidence at an already stressful time. I went on Universal Credit whilst I looked for work and found the traineeship through the Kickstart Scheme. It was a golden opportunity landing right in my lap. A way to learn essential skills and develop a career in ecology in a very different learning environment. It’s been everything I could have hoped for and more. Most of the summer months were spent conducting water plant surveys and learning to drive a boat (something I’m still getting the hang of). I also supported the ecology team, looking after our herd of semiferal ponies, and had opportunities to experience water vole and otter surveying. I even helped out with school residential activities funded through the Generation Green project. I returned to university in January, to complete my degree. My time with the Authority has rekindled my passion and boosted my confidence. I feel sure that nature will always Tom Allen be an essential part of my

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life and this taste of a career in its protection and regeneration has left me hungry for more.

Tom Allen

I’ve been working as part of the Water, Mills & Marshes Broads Landscape Partnership scheme since 2019, as a Heritage Carpentry apprentice. I first got interested in working with Broads drainage mills because I liked the idea of working with heritage. It’s different from working on a traditional building site. It’s great to be outside and it’s nice work, different but satisfying. The most interesting part is getting to do different things… Heritage brickwork, scarf joints, joining up the old and the new. It’s more skilled. It has its challenges too – a lot more planning and thinking outside the box, and it’s challenging to work sympathetically with different, more traditional materials. We use traditional methods too. With like for like replacement, we’ve got to make what we use, can’t just buy things off the shelf. It’s bespoke, custom work, unique to the project. Throw the level away, got to trust in your eye – you need a good eye for detail. I’m not from the area, I’d never spent much time here before. But it’s great to be out in the landscape, around the wildlife, with kingfishers, otters, marsh harriers, owls. It’s a cool environment to work in. I’ve completed my level 3 apprenticeship and I plan to continue with

I started as an Environmental Conservation apprentice in 2019. I had recently moved house to Norfolk from Essex, after holidaying on the Broads for 10 years, at least twice a year. I loved coming to the Broads and have enjoyed so many great memories here, that I wanted to give something back. I wanted to help keep the Broads looking its best and help other holidaymakers to enjoy the Broads and use it safely. During the apprenticeship we got to learn how to operate a chainsaw, brush cutter, how to operate our work boats and we had herbicide training too. After the apprenticeship, I took on a new Broads Authority opportunity and became a trainee operations technician with a year contract, I was thrilled! Another year of working in the countryside and amongst the reedbeds, with such a great team around me. We were able to develop our skills further and were given the opportunity

doing heritage construction, working with more of this type of stuff. I take pride in the work that I get to do – knowing that our efforts are restoring and preserving the iconic drainage mills, seen across the rivers and marshes. broads-authority.gov.uk/careers/apprenticeships watermillsandmarshes.org.uk

to carry out different elements of the job because we were now fully trained. One of my favourite projects that I helped to complete was the bridge in front of Toad Hole Cottage near the river at How Hill. This was my first major project, I got to see the project through from start to finish. I learnt so much in this time, and the two colleagues that I was working with throughout were so supportive, we had lots of laughs too! Being able to spend every day for nearly eight weeks at How Hill was just incredible; the wildlife, the sunrises and the stunning scenery – I felt very lucky. My new role is providing support across the construction, maintenance and ecology teams, so rather than carrying out the maintenance work I am now helping to plan and prepare the projects. It’s a new insight into the way the Authority works and I am looking forward to the future.


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ere are just three of the many Broads eating places offering lovely views nearby. You’ll find more ideas for places to eat out on page 53 or go to VisitTheBroads.co.uk/eating-out

As well as the coffee shop, the farm shop is full of local seasonal produce, including asparagus in the summer and game in the winter. Views: Garden and living wall, with lots of tables on the patio and lawn Brews: Open for breakfast, lunch and tea, using locally and own-grown produce where possible; book in advance for traditional or farmer’s afternoon tea Loos: Toilets with access for disabled visitors Extra views: Going further afield, continue towards Stalham and turn right into Staithe Road. Once at the staithe you can visit the Museum of the Broads, which also offers river trips – see pages 11 and 13. 01692 583971 agmeale.co.uk/vera-s-coffee-shop

Rosy Lee’s Tea Room, 37a Bridge Street, Loddon, River Chet C6

A traditional tea room ‘to experience cafes how they used to be, run by the owner, making their own delicious cakes’. Views: Enjoy views of the river from the staithe Brews: Teas, coffees, breakfasts and speciality dishes – as well as those cakes Loos: Toilets with access for disabled visitors at the staithe Extra views: Go over the bridge to Chedgrave and take the footpath near the church, or stroll up Bridge Street to see Loddon Church and explore paths

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This riverside community pub, formerly the lockkeeper’s cottage, was granted a public house licence in the 1720s. The lock itself operated as early as 1670. Many tales are told of Susan Ellis, landlady till the 1960s, who lived here without electricity – a nearby wood is named after her. Views: Enjoy views over grazing marshes Brews: Local brews, events and locally produced food wherever possible; brews of tea and coffee too, plus sausage rolls, scones and cakes Loos: Toilets with access for disabled visitors Extra views: Take the footpath from the pub over the marshes to join the Angles Way, or walk down Locks Lane, a track leading to the village, or take a boat trip to Beccles – see page 13. 01508 830033 thelocksinn.com

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idden amongst the myriad waterways, byways and habitat margins of the Broads National Park there is a wealth of forgotten food plants waiting to be rediscovered. Some, like elderflowers, What is on offer? have never gone away, while others, Meadowsweet (Filipendula ulmaria) There is an abundance of potential such as fat hen, have been Historically meadowsweet was scattered on floors edibles lying in wait to be utilised. supplanted by cultivated varieties. and used in houses to sweeten the air. Its flowers Here are a few highlights of what's However, many interesting and have a distinctive smell that not everyone enjoys. in season from early spring unique flavours are still to be Although when dried the aroma mellows and goes through to late autumn. found only in the countryside. very well in cool summer drinks or as part of a Perhaps this is why foraging still traditional wine cup. Common nettle (Urtica dioica) has appeal even to this day. Of course it’s the sting that My own fascination with wild Dewberries (Rubus caesius) makes nettle so easy foods began chewing on almondThese shy cousins of blackberries are to identify, hopefully flavoured sweet vernal grass stems often found under trees or alongside you remember this as a child. Decades later I still look pathways. Although similar to Common nettle attribute before picking! forward to searching out seasonal treats. brambles, dewberry plants are However the sting However foraging is more than just typically more delicate in their magically disappears if the finding things to eat; it slows you down, sharpens form. The fruits ripen early and leaves are heated, boiled or your senses and brings a new perspective to even are generally larger than those of crushed. Traditionally used in the most familiar footpath or hedgerow. blackberries. They are juicy, sweet soup, why not try a nettle pesto and often have the same blue Where to begin? or a saag aloo instead? blush that sloes have. The Broads is a diverse landscape covering many habitats, both wet and dry. Riverside footpaths Water mint (Mentha aquatica) Jelly ear fungus (Auricularia and dykes offer grassland species along with some Where there is fresh water there is auricula-judae) Water mint aquatic species too, as long as they are within easy always water mint, well nearly always! There are thousands of fungi species in reach of the bank. Travelling on the water affords Found throughout the Broads and easy to Britain and only a small percentage are extra opportunities such as gathering from branches recognise when in flower, the sharp, pungent aroma edible. So if you intend to sample edible ones, get to overhanging the water’s edge as well as places is also a giveaway. Our strongest-flavoured native know your parasol mushroom from your poison pie. inaccessible from footpaths. mint, it is probably best used in drinks. The jelly ear (yes, it looks like an ear!) is one of the


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RECIPES Make the most of your forage finds by trying out these quick seasonal recipes Spring Nettle Pesto 30g (1oz) young nettle tops (carefully rinsed) 2 or 3 garlic cloves 30g (1oz) Grana Padano cheese (crumbled) 30g (1oz) ground almonds About 8 tbsp olive oil Black pepper Blanch the nettles with boiling water, then drain and squeeze out any excess liquid. In a pestle and mortar, crush the garlic, then combine to a paste with the ground almonds and transfer to a bowl. Finely chop the nettles and grind with a tablespoon of the oil a chunk at a time. Place the nettle mixture with the garlic and almond paste along with any remaining oil, then stir in the cheese and season with the pepper, adding more oil if the mixture is too stiff. For vegan pesto, substitute dried breadcrumbs for the cheese. The pesto will keep for up to five days in the fridge.

easiest to recognise and often grows on the dead wood of elder trees. By itself the texture is not to everyone's liking, but its savoury flavour works well in a stir-fry.

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It is safest to stick with collecting common, easilyrecognised plants to start with. Fungi are more tricky, but some distinctive edible species such as giant puffball or jelly ear are unlikely to be confused with anything poisonous. Only take what you can identify with confidence, if you are not completely sure, don’t eat it. Generally it’s fine to gather common species along public rights of way as well as on common land, unless local bye-laws say otherwise. You shouldn’t pick rare plants or any species found within a site designated for its conservation interest, such as a National Nature Reserve (NNR) or Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI). Permission for picking from these sites requires prior consent from Natural England. Digging for roots on any land will also require the owner’s permission. Whatever you gather be considerate, only take what you need for a recipe and leave plenty for other wildlife that could depend on it. Remember foraging is as easy or as complex as you want it to be, it doesn't need to be hard work. So, make the most of the wild flavours that the Broads has on offer – you never know where the foraging trip might take you. Jon Tyler wildforwoods.co.uk

Summer Forage Spritzer or Wine Cup 750ml (1 bottle) sweet white or rose wine (chilled) 500ml (1 pint) sparkling water (chilled) 2 meadowsweet flower head stems (dried) Any summer herbs or sweet flowers you find (such as mint or wild rose) A handful of wild summer fruits (dewberries, strawberries or raspberries) Immerse the meadowsweet in the wine at least two hours before you want to use it, overnight is better. Meadowsweet is sweeter dried, but can be used fresh if needed. When you are ready to make the spritzer, bruise the fruits and the herbs or flowers to allow their colours and flavours to blend into the mixture and place in a large serving jug. Pour in the infused wine and add the water (depending on how strong or fizzy you want it), stir and serve. Without the water this makes a traditional (stronger) wine cup. For a nonalcoholic version use sparkling grape juice and leave out the water. Autumn Herb and Jelly Ear Sesame Pancake Roll 3 tsp (½oz) sesame seeds 50g (2oz) jelly ear fungus (finely sliced) 3 tbsp chopped wild herb leaves (sorrel, marjoram, etc.) 15g (½oz) butter 1 tbsp oil 2 eggs (beaten) Salt and pepper Dry-fry the sesame seeds in a medium frying pan until they start to brown, then transfer to a bowl. Heat the butter in the same pan and gently fry the jelly ear for a few minutes; you may want to put a lid on the pan as jelly ear can be quite lively. Turn off the heat and stir in the chopped herbs, then add to the bowl with the sesame seeds and mix; add salt and pepper to taste. Turn the heat back up on the pan, add the oil, then pour in the beaten egg to form a thin pancake. Cook for a few minutes until set on the underside. Flip the pancake over to set the other side, then turn out on to a chopping board. Spread the herb and mushroom mixture over the pancake and roll up; cut in half or 2cm slices to serve.

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ou can find full details of what’s on, including Broads Authority events such as guided walks and wildlife activities, as well as places to visit and things to do, at VisitTheBroads.co.uk While the spring and summer are lovely here, autumn and winter are also great seasons in the Broads. The colder months are wonderful times for walking and wildlife, especially birds, and many places stay open throughout the year. Please take appropriate clothing and footwear for the weather and conditions – you may need boots or wellies. You may also need something to eat and drink, sunscreen and insect repellent.

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Saturday 26 March 10.30am-12.30pm, 1.30-3.30pm FAMILY WILD CRAFTS How Hill, Ludham Spend a morning or afternoon making a mini Easter basket from natural materials. Cost £15 for child + adult, £26 for family (up to 4 people) Booking essential 01603 610734

April Thursday 14 April 10.30am-1pm BUNGAY COMMON WALK Bungay Common car park, NR35 1DS A gentle stroll of about 4 miles around the beautiful environs of the common, following the river loop and seeing some of its varied wildlife, as well as that of the adjoining heathland, plus a dip into

May Wednesday 18 May 10am-12pm EEL SETT GUIDED WALK Potter Heigham Church Take a 3-mile walk on footpaths and some minor roads, visiting a traditional eel sett and a bird hide overlooking a nature reserve. All welcome, including children age 8+. Cost Free Booking essential 01603 782281 Saturday 21 May 10.45am-12.45pm WHERRYMAN'S WAY WALK Bramerton Common car park Join our rangers for a leisurely walk (4 miles return) along the river's edge to Surlingham, taking in the

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the history of the area. The ground is uneven and can be wet, and there may be livestock and overhanging vegetation. Cost Free Booking essential 01603 782281

landscape and wildlife. The footpath can be uneven, soft and very wet, and there are slopes. Dogs on leads are welcome. Facilities at the Water’s Edge, Bramerton and the Ferry House, Surlingham. Cost Free Booking essential 01603 782281

June Wednesday 8 June 10.30am-3pm (meet at 10.15am) COLTISHALL WALK Horstead Mill car park Enjoy a walk of just over 4 miles, going from the mill to Coltishall, along the Bure Valley Path to Mayton, then along the river path back to Horstead. Bring some lunch if you wish – we’ll take a break along the route. There are no toilet facilities. Dogs on leads are welcome. Cost Free Booking helpful 01603 782281

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Saturday 11 June 10am-1pm A TASTE OF THE WILD – WILD FOOD FORAGING How Hill, Ludham Find out about edible wild plants, including their history, tips on identification and recipe ideas, with the chance to sample some treats. Cost £15 per person Booking essential 01692 678763 Saturday 11 June 10.30am-12.30pm RANWORTH RAMBLE Ranworth Staithe car park Explore Ranworth on this 2½-mile walk, taking in views of Malthouse Broad, marshes and Ranworth Church. Find out about the seasonal wildlife, and the history and management of the area. Cost Free Booking essential 01603 756094

The Forum Wednesday 15 June 10.30am-1pm BECCLES MARSH WALK Beccles Marshes, NR34 9BB A lovely walk around the historic Beccles Marshes, discovering the ancient history of the area as well as its wildlife. The walk of about 3 miles follows the river out of Beccles and returns across the marshes. The ground can be slippery, uneven and wet. Cost Free Booking essential 01603 782281

Saturday 18 June 10.45am-12.30pm WHERRYMAN'S WAY WALK Rockland Staithe car park Join our rangers for a leisurely walk (3 miles return) to Rockland Broad, taking in the landscape and wildlife. The footpath can be uneven, soft and very wet. Dogs on leads are welcome. Facilities at the New Inn, Rockland St Mary. Cost Free Booking essential 01603 782281


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along the river to Geldeston Lock, returning along the Angles Way. We’ll talk about the wildlife we see and hear, and discuss the fascinating history of the Waveney valley. The tracks can be uneven and wet. Cost Free Booking essential 01603 782281

September Grebe Wednesday 22 June 10am-12pm MARSHES AND FENS GUIDED WALK South Walsham slipway Take a walk of about 4½ miles on footpaths (uneven ground) and some minor roads, visiting an ecologically important fen and enjoying views across the River Bure to the historic St Benet's Abbey site. All welcome, including children age 8+. Cost Free Booking essential 01603 782281

July Wednesday 27 July 2-4pm RANWORTH RAMBLE For further details see 11 Jun.

August Friday 12 August 10.30am-3pm GELDESTON LOCK WALK Beccles Quay car park, NR34 9BH (charges apply) A lovely walk of about 5 miles

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Saturday 3 September 2-4pm RANWORTH RAMBLE For further details see 11 Jun. Wednesday 14 September MARSHES AND FENS GUIDED WALK For details see 22 Jun. Saturday 24 September 7-9pm DARK SKY ADVENTURE How Hill, Ludham Experience the night-time world around How Hill on an adventure including astronomy, night creatures and sensory discovery, rounded off with just a touch of night magic! Cost £7.50 under 16s, £10 adult Booking essential 01692 678763

October Saturday 8 October DARK SKY ADVENTURE For details see 24 Sep. Sunday 16 October 10am-3pm 10.30am-12.30pm, 1-3pm FUNGUS FAMILY FUN How Hill, Ludham Experience the world of magical mushrooms and terrific toadstools

At Ranworth Broads Information Centre you can experience a hundred years of Broads holidays. The Victorians were the first to discover the pleasures of an outdoor lifestyle, sailing the waterways, and our photo display will take you from the 1880s through to the 1980s, including classic posters promoting rail travel to the drier side of Britain, for holidays afloat. As well as the display, you can see A Glimpse of the Broads, a collection of short extracts from archive films dating from the 1920s to the 1980s, put together for us by the East Anglian Film Archive. Enjoy a day out in 1929 with the Jenkins family, let Blakes Holidays take you on a ‘Broadland Adventure’ in 1954, or ‘…get away from it all’ to 1971 with Hoseasons. Happy times! eafa.org.uk For more details about visiting Ranworth see page 5. at this walks and drop-in event. Find out about fungi friends and scream with the spores on a fungtastic guided walk looking at mushrooms, with activities along the way. A mushroom display and free fungi craft activities are available through the day. Cost for walks £12 for child + adult, £20 for family (up to 4 people), no unaccompanied children Booking essential for walks 01692 678763

December Saturday 3 December 10am-12.30pm FAMILY WINTER CRAFTS How Hill, Ludham Make your own natural decorations and join us for wild winter activities. Cost £15 for child + adult, £26 for family (up to 4 people) Booking essential 01603 610734

The Forum, Norwich A new installation outside The Forum will introduce city visitors and residents to the Broads, help you to explore part of the Broads that flows right into the city, with the River Wensum, and show you how to explore the Broads further afield. Young people from local schools contributed to the project, which will be in place until the end of the year. theforumnorwich.co.uk

Festival time UNBOXED: Creativity in the UK March to October See the UK national parks in Green Space Dark Skies, one of the 10 major UNBOXED projects unboxed2022.uk greenspacedarkskies.uk nationalparks.uk Norfolk & Norwich Festival 13-29 May nnfestival.org.uk Suffolk Walking Festival 14-29 May suffolkwalkingfestival.co.uk Suffolk Open Studios Weekends in June suffolkopenstudios.org Water, Mills & Marshes Broads Life Festival 11 June, 10am-6pm Events and activities at Beccles Quay and on the River Waveney to celebrate all of the fantastic work that has been done in the Broads over the last five years. There’ll be historic boats to explore including the wherry Maud, our latest drama by Eastern Angles Theatre Company, family activities from project partners, guided walks, talks, canoeing, music and more! watermillsandmarshes.org.uk Royal Norfolk Show 29-30 June Visit the Broads Village royalnorfolkshow.co.uk

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Wednesday 24 August EEL SETT GUIDED WALK For details see 18 May.

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Monday 15 August 6pm BARTON BOARDWALK DUSK NATURE WALK Long Road car park, Irstead NR12 8XP Enjoy a guided walk around the area of Barton Broad with a local expert. Cost Free Booking essential 01603 782281

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VisitTheBroads.co.uk The visitor website for the Broads, which is mobile responsive, has all you need to know about where to go and what to do, where to stay ashore and afloat, where to eat, boating, special events and everything else you need to visit the Broads by land and water. There’s also a blog to inspire you with ideas for your visit. Or find us on Facebook: Visit the Broads For all the latest news, offers and events from the Broads National Park join the newsletter mailing list: VisitTheBroads.co.uk/newsletter If you organise special events, you can submit events for our website at any time – go to VisitTheBroads.co.uk/whats-on If you have a business in the Broads and would like to add or update your company information on the site, please contact us – see page 4. Find out how to join Visit the Broads, which works in partnership with the Broads Authority to provide a strong voice for Broads tourism-related businesses, at VisitTheBroads.co.uk/business You can also find the Broads National Park on: Twitter @BroadsNP Facebook Broads National Park Instagram @broadsnationalpark

Broads National Park information centres For a warm welcome and expert local advice whatever your enquiry, visit the Broads National Park information centres, where our knowledgeable staff will help you make the most of your time in the Broads. You’ll find the centres at Hoveton, How Hill and Ranworth. See the telephone directory and pages 5-7 for more details. The map on page 4 and the boating map on the centre pages will also help you to find your way around. The centres stock leaflets and sell an extensive range of maps, guides, books, postcards, souvenirs and locally made ice cream. They have lots of boating info to help you too, including tide tables and navigation maps. You can book for Broads National Park boat trips and buy short visit boat licences. At Hoveton we can also help you to find bed and breakfast, guest house or hotel accommodation. For guidance on drone use go to broads-authority.gov.uk/drones We look forward to seeing you! VisitTheBroads.co.uk/information-centres

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Broads Briefing, Broads Engage and UK National Parks Sign up for our Broads Briefing newsletter covering all aspects of our work. broads-authority.gov.uk/newsletter Find out about contributing your ideas for looking after and managing the Broads National Park. broads-authority.gov.uk/broads-engage Find out about UK National Parks. nationalparks.uk

Public transport VisitTheBroads.co.uk/getting-here Buses For all bus services in the Broads contact Traveline 0871 200 22 33 traveline.info Trains From Norwich the Bittern Line goes north through Wroxham and the Wherry Lines go east to Great Yarmouth and Lowestoft. National Rail Enquiries 03457 48 49 50 nationalrail.co.uk greateranglia.co.uk bitternline.com wherrylines.com

Weather metoffice.gov.uk/about-us/what/ met-office-weather-app

Visit the Broads with your dog – on land or water • Dogs are allowed on public rights of way (footpaths, bridleways and byways) under effective control • On areas known as open access land, dogs must be kept on a lead no more than two metres long between 1 March and 31 July to protect groundnesting birds, and all year round near farm animals • Routes called permissive paths may not allow dogs and many nature reserves don’t allow dogs • Restrictions on dogs shouldn’t unreasonably restrict access for assistance dog users. If you have a problem, contact the local authority or the Kennel Club – 01296 318540 or thekennelclub.org.uk • For places to visit try thebarkingbugle.co.uk • For boating with dogs, see Boating Basics, starting on page 25 Please • clear up after dogs • check access for dogs with places you plan to visit and respect restrictions on dogs • keep dogs close by, under effective control (on leads if necessary) and in sight • don’t let dogs wander near people, wildlife or livestock, or disturb them • let go of dogs and their leads if you or they are bothered by livestock; don’t try to rescue them • never enter the water to rescue a pet – you are putting your own life at risk gov.uk/government/publications/ the-countryside-code

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Telephone directory Emergencies – coastguard, fire, police, ambulance 999 or 112 Bridges Potter Heigham Bridge pilot • 07990 686097 or Phoenix Fleet boatyard 01692 670460 Swing bridges – you can also contact these swing bridges on VHF radio Channel 12 • Oulton Broad 0330 852 5351 • Reedham 0330 858 4655 • Somerleyton 0330 858 4656 • Trowse 01603 675297 / 01603 763440 – seven days’ notice required for openings Broads Authority – main office 01603 610734 Broads Control – Broads Authority navigation advice and incidents 01603 756056 Broads information centres • Hoveton/Wroxham (see page 5) 01603 782281 / 01603 756097 • Ranworth (see page 5) 01603 756094 • Toad Hole Cottage, How Hill, Ludham (see page 6) 01692 678763 / 01603 756096 Environment Agency – incident hotline 0800 80 70 60 – use this for pollution incidents. During the day you can also call Broads Authority Broads Control on 01603 756056 or for serious pollution incidents outside office hours you can also call the coastguard on 999 or 112. Hospitals • James Paget University Hospital (Gorleston, Great Yarmouth – 24-hour casualty) 01493 452452 • Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital (Norwich – 24-hour casualty) 01603 286286 Mutford Lock 01502 574946 / 01502 531778 NHS 111 – call 111 for 24-hour urgent but non-emergency medical advice 111.nhs.uk Police – non-emergency 101 Tourist information centre and points – may be seasonal • Beccles: Beccles Books, 1 Exchange House, Exchange Square, 01502 716806; Library, Blyburgate; The Quay, Fen Lane; Station Cafe, Station Road • Bungay: Art Trading Company, 55 Earsham Street; Library, Wharton Street • Great Yarmouth, Marine Parade 01493 846346 • Loddon, Library, off Church Plain • Lowestoft: Arts Centre, 13 St Peter’s Street; Beach Office, Lower Promenade, Seafront; Hotel Hatfield, The Esplanade; Kirkley Centre, 154 London Road South; Library, Clapham Road South; Railway Station, Denmark Road • Oulton Broad: Library, 92 Bridge Road; Yacht Station, Bridge Road Wildlife emergency • Marine and Wildlife Rescue 01692 650338 • RSPCA 0300 1234 999 Yacht Stations • Beccles 01502 712225 / 07938 845744 • Great Yarmouth (see page 25) 01493 842794 / 07766 398238 • Norwich (see page 25) 01603 612980 / 07747 065378 • Oulton Broad 01502 574946 • Reedham Quay (see page 25) 01493 701867 / 07733 102566


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Contact the Broads National Park information centres (see opposite page) for help with finding the best places, whether you want a drink in a waterside pub, a traditional tea, a special meal or a tasty takeaway, or for a great selection of places to eat with links to each establishment’s website, go to VisitTheBroads.co.uk/eating-out

EAST NORFOLK CAMRA PUB OF THE YEAR 2019

01692 671806 | THE STREET, THURNE NR29 3AP

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• Ice Creams • Fishing Licences • Gifts & Toys • Off Licence • Post Office • Groceries • Art Gallery • Tea Rooms

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Baileys Delicatessen

2 Hungate, Beccles, Suffolk, 2 Hungate, Beccles,Suffolk, NR34 NR34 9TL9TL Tel:Tel: 01502 710710 609609 01502 Email: baileysbeccles@gmail.com Email: baileysbeccles@gmail.com www.baileysdelicatessen.co.uk www.baileysdelicatessen.co.uk

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• Fantastic à la carte menu • Fresh fish & seafood dishes • Unique steak specials • Superb home cooked lunches • Coffee, cakes & sandwiches • Fish & chip takeaway

01493 368142 filbybridgerestaurant.com

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Delightful waterside café and tea rooms Breakfasts, light bites, savoury snacks and afternoon teas

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WHERE TO STAY IN THE BROADS Contact the Broads National Park information centres (see page 52) for help with finding places to stay, whether you want a thatched cottage, a campsite close to the water, a historic hotel or a friendly bed and breakfast, or go to VisitTheBroads.co.uk/where-to-stay

The Moorhen Bed & Breakfast Horning

Situated in the centre of the village of Horning, the jewel of the Norfolk Broads, just steps away from the River Bure. Located in a building which dates back to the 17th century with four en suite double or twin rooms and a larger room ideal for families or groups, all with Wi-Fi. Waterfront pubs and restaurants within a minute’s walk and within 20 minutes of Norwich and the coast. Delicious continental and fully cooked breakfasts included. Double/Twin from £80, single occupancy from £60. Discounts for longer stays. Family accommodation available. Open all year.

Neil & Josie Grant Tel: 01692 631 444

Great value dog friendly holidays in the heart of the Broads National Park • Self-catering cottages sleep from 2 to 50 guests • Dogs welcome • Family friendly • Wheelchair access

45 Lower Street, Horning NR12 8AA

Tel: 01692 630385 Email: cottages@hallfarm.com Website: www.hallfarm.com

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WROXHAM

Nice bungalow 200 yards from the Broads and within reach of Norwich and the coast. 10 minutes walk to Wroxham offering all local amenities including numerous pubs and restaurants and boat hire. Plenty of space for car parking. Storage available for resident cycles. Sorry, no pets or smoking allowed. 1 double room with walk-in shower.

58 NORWICH ROAD, WROXHAM, NORFOLK NR12 8RX Contact Pam Hipkiss on 01603 783998 PAGE 4 MAP REF: B3

• Secluded pet-friendly campsite on the Weavers’ Way • Generous pitches for tents on wonderfully flat grassy pitches • Shepherd huts and a pod for the glampers among us • Camp shop serving fresh breads, pastries, locally sourced meats and fresh coffee • A walk away from two superb pubs, Norfolk Outdoor Adventures offering kayak guided tours, as well as Whispering Reeds boatyard, where you can navigate yourselves around the broads. PAGE 4 MAP REF: D2

Canal onsite – bring or hire canoes • Hot showers • Open campfires Perfect spot for stargazing • Fantastic nearby pubs and attractions Luxury Bell tents, each fully furnished, in their very own field.

Outney Meadow, Bungay NR35 1HG

BeachsideHolidays

Prices for 7 days start at £750 • Short breaks from £450 for 3 days Hill Common, Hickling Norfolk NR12 0BT T: 01889 505000 or 07876 654 724 E: jennifergreen@uwclub.net www.watersedgehickling.com

Norfolk

Tel 01493 730279 07375 297388

The Holiday Estate with a difference

A unique chalet park in a beautiful part of the Norfolk coastline

“the finest sea views in Norfolk”

Self-catering seaside holiday accommodation in Great Yarmouth E: holidays@theseaside.org | www.beachside-holidays.co.uk

This delightfully landscaped estate of holiday homes has private access to Winterton’s fine sandy beaches, with no main roads for children to cross. This makes it a wonderful place for a real away from it all holiday. The lush valley, situated between the holiday park and the sea is ideal for walks. Pets are very welcome on site. The village of Winterton is a short distance away, with shops and a 300 year old pub.

Telephone: 01493 377175 Email: info@wintertonvalleyholidays.co.uk www.wintertonvalleyholidays.co.uk PAGE 4 MAP REF: E2

GRASMERE CARAVAN PARK & WENTWORTH HOLIDAYS

A simple seaside stay

www.outneymeadow.co.uk

Sleeps 1-9 people | Two bathrooms | Modern kitchen inc laundry facilities | Free Wi-Fi | Bedding supplied | Electric included | Pet friendly

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Outney Meadow Caravan Park

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Welcome to Canal Camping, a beautiful, peaceful campsite in the heart of the Norfolk Broads

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01692 660274 hicklingcampsite.co.uk

The park is situated beside the River Waveney and Outney Common. The park has a wooded area and open grass pitches. We have on-site fishing and a canoe hire centre. Within walking distance of Bungay’s pubs, shops and restaurants.

This 300 year-old thatched house is ideally positioned for a quiet retreat where Norfolk wildlife is all around you. Bird-watching and lovely walks on the doorstep. Rowing-boat, table-tennis, push bikes, garden furniture in south-facing garden overlooking Hickling Broad are included.

TOURING PARK, STATICS & CHALETS

Broad Farm Caravan and Camping Park Broad Farm, Fleggburgh, Gt Yarmouth NR29 3AF • Tel 01493 369273

Situated on the A1064, between Acle and Caister-on-Sea, close to Trinity Broads. Facilities include shop within walking distance, toilet and shower block, disabled facilities, launderette, children’s play area, bar/restaurant, fun pool, amusements, electric hook-ups. Some facilities not open during the low season. 300 tents/touring caravan pitches, 25 static caravans. Open: May to 30th September. Subject to change due to the ongoing pandemic. Non electric: Adults £10 per person per night. Children £3 per person per night. Electric: (on basis of 2 adults/3 children) min £30 SPECIAL OFFER: Book 2 nights get the following 2 NIGHTS FREE! (Excludes bank holidays, July & August) PAGE 4 MAP REF: D3

We have pitches for touring caravans, motorcaravans and tents. Open from March-October.

01493 720382 grasmere-wentworth @hotmail.com www.gmcpww.co.uk

bookings@outneymeadow.co.uk

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Bureside

01493 367800 holidays@clippesby.com www.clippesbyhall.com

Award-winning camping, cottages & lodges at the heart of the Norfolk Broads

Holiday Park Bringing the river to life for everyone Quirky holiday accommodation and explore the Broads with our unique ‘Sparrow’s and Amazons’ package. We also hire day launch, canoe, kayak and SUPs. To find out more, visit us at: hippersons.co.uk or call 01502 712 166 Hippersons Boatyard hippersonsboatyard PAGE 4 MAP REF: D7

Boundary Farm, Oby, Norfolk NR29 3BW • Well spaced pitches in the heart of snooker table and heated pool. the Norfolk Broadland • New toilet block • Close to Thurne river mouth and our • Find us on Google Earth and on 4 acre wildlife/conservation area Ordnance Survey Map no 134 • On site launching slipway with direct Norwich and The Broads. access to some of the best fishing, • 170 tent/caravan pitches - please sailing and cruising on the Broads. call for prices • Canoe and dinghy storage • Open end of May (bank holiday) • 10 minutes’ walk to the pub to mid-September • Pool table, table tennis, full size

Contact 01493 369233 or 07747 041153 visit www.bureside.com or email bureside@gmail.com PAGE 4 MAP REF: D3

Our visitors centre will provide you with lots of inspiration for great days out in the Norfolk Broads. BASECAMP, open all year, serves freshly prepared breakfast, light lunches and evening meals and is the ideal place to relax whilst enjoying local produce and home cooked food. BAR/PIZZERIA | COFFEE SHOP | GARDENS | CYCLE HIRE PLAY AREA | MINI-GOLF | TENNIS COURTS* *Facilities subject to seasonal opening times

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Wake Robin Chalet

New and used holiday homes for sale

Lower Street, Horning Self-Catering accommodation

Double bedroom & 2 Single bedrooms Garage Parking

Pets Welcome Fishing Boat Mooring

Brick Kiln Road, Hevingham, Norfolk, NR10 5NL

bob@wakerobin.co.uk tel: 01692 631 255 www.wakerobin.co.uk

A family run park in the Broadland area

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LUXURY NORFOLK HOLIDAY COTTAGES Luxury self-catering accommodation located in beautiful rural South Norfolk. These eight sympathetically converted barns can be found amidst a working dairy and arable farm. They provide the perfect escape for a family holiday or romantic weekend with the largest sleeping seven and the smallest suitable for two. Each barn comes with parking, garden and patio area with furniture and barbecue. Hot tub, games room, fitness barn and soft play barn.

Contact Mrs Joanna Burroughs for booking information: Tel: 01502 677208 Mob: 07860 161895 info@wheatacrehallbarns.co.uk www.wheatacrehallbarns.co.uk PAGE 4 MAP REF: E6

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RIVERSIDE HOLIDAYS RIVER THURNE, POTTER HEIGHAM www.riverside-holidays.co.uk

Pets welcome

Fish from your lawn

The Stables

Henham Park Bed and Breakfast

Large ensuite bedrooms in a tranquil COBBLEARCE_ADVERT v2.indd 6 Bungalows and and secluded setting launches for hire Free brochure

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Beccles - Suffolk - NR34 8AN T: 01502 578460 M: 07968 976933 E: thestablesathenhampark@gmail.com

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