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                                                                                                                                                 Birdwatch • Sail • Cycle • Canoe • Cruise • Relax • Walk • Dine • Play

                                                                                                                                                      The Essential Guide to the Norfolk & Suffolk Broads

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                                                                           Broads information centres                          Set between the spectacular beaches of the Norfolk and Suffolk
                           www.broads-authority.gov.uk/                    Open 1 April to 1 November                          coasts and the cathedral city of Norwich, the Broads is a fragile
                                                                           • The Quay, Fen Lane, Beccles NR34 9BH
                           visiting.html                                     tel/fax 01502 713196                              wetland of international importance, full of rare wildlife, like the
                           where you'll also find a Broads film              becclesinfo@broads-authority.gov.uk               huge swallowtail butterfly which is found nowhere else in Britain.
                           introduced by Nicholas Crane, TV presenter,     • Station Road, Hoveton/Wroxham NR12 8UR
                           and our Broads podcasts.                          tel/fax 01603 782281                              Winding waterways, tangled woodlands, golden reeds,
                                                                             hoveton.info@broads-authority.gov.uk              marshland fields stretching to the far horizon, white sails in the
                           www.enjoythebroads09.com                        • Toad Hole Cottage Museum,                         sunset…definitely a place to dream and enjoy.
                           www.visitnorwich.co.uk                            How Hill, Ludham NR29 5PG
                           www.norfolkbroads.com                             tel/fax 01692 678763                              If you want to get active as well as relax, look at our boating and
                                                                                                                               activity pages - there’s lots for everyone to enjoy.
                           Plus from late summer you’ll be able to visit   • The Staithe, Bridge Road, Potter Heigham
                           the Broads Authority’s brand new, official        NR29 5JD tel 01692 677016                         You’ll find loads of ideas to get you thinking and planning what
                           website designed to make your Broads visit        potterinfo@broads-authority.gov.uk
                           easy to organise and great to experience.
                                                                                                                               to do and where to go - ashore and afloat - for holidays, short
                                                                           • The Staithe, Ranworth NR13 6HY
                           www.enjoythebroads.com                            tel/fax 01603 270453                              breaks and great days out!
                                                                           • Whitlingham Visitor Centre, Whitlingham
                             Getting to the Broads                           Lane, Trowse, Norwich NR14 8TR
                             The Broads is 2 1⁄ - 3 hours from
                                                                             tel 01603 617332
                             London by rail or road and for overseas
                             visitors Norwich International Airport        For winter enquiries contact the

                                                                           Broads Authority - details below
                             is close at hand, while London Stansted
                                                                           Tourist information centres
                             is about 2 1⁄ hours away by road.
                                                                           • Bure Valley Railway, Norwich Road, Aylsham
                             For bus travel in the Broads:                   tel 01263 733903
                             tel Traveline 0871 200 22 33                  • Marine Parade, Great Yarmouth
                             www.travelineeastanglia.org.uk                  tel 01493 846345
                             For trains to and in the Broads:              • East Point Pavilion, Royal Plain, Lowestoft
                             tel National Rail Enquiries 08457 48 49 50      tel 01502 533600
                             www.nationalrail.co.uk                        • The Forum, Millennium Plain, Norwich
                             www.nationalexpress.com                         tel 01603 213999
                             www.bitternline.com                           Broads Authority, Dragonfly House, 2 Gilders Way,
                                                                           Norwich NR3 1UB tel 01603 610734
                             www.wherrylines.org.uk                        email broads@broads-authority.gov.uk
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                            Boating holidays                                     Freedom Boating Holidays
                                                                                 Woods Dyke Boatyard, School Road, Horning,
                            The Broads has been a popular destination for        Norfolk NR12 8PS
                            boating holidays since the Victorians discovered     tel 08456 444018
                            the pleasures of sailing its waterways in the late   www.freedomboatingholidays.co.uk
                            19th century. Today's boats are very easy to         George Smith & Sons (page 18)
                            handle and are a great way to see this unique        The Rhond, Riverside Road, Wroxham,
                                                                                 Norwich NR12 8UE
                            and enchanting wetland, with over 125 miles          tel 01603 782527
                            (200 km) of lock-free waters to explore. Boats       www.dayboathire.com
                            are available weekly, as well as for short breaks    Hunter's Yard
                            and longer periods. These agencies and               (Norfolk Heritage Fleet - traditional yachts) (page 15)
                            boatyards offer motor cruisers except where          Horsefen Road, Ludham, Great Yarmouth
                            otherwise stated.                                    NR29 5QG
                                                                                 tel 01692 678263
                            Booking agencies                                     www.huntersyard.co.uk
                            Blakes Holiday Boating                               Maffett Cruisers
                            tel 0870 2202498 www.blakes.co.uk                    Pits Lane, Chedgrave, Loddon, Norwich NR14 6NQ
                            representing Barnes Brinkcraft, Wroxham              tel 01508 520344
                            (page 10); DRL Marine, Ludham; Faircraft Loynes,     www.maffett-cruisers.com
                            Wroxham & Norfolk Broads Direct (page 10);           Martham Boats
                            Herbert Woods, Potter Heigham; Highcraft,            Cess Road, Martham, Great Yarmouth NR29 4RF
                            Thorpe; Sanderson Marine Craft, Reedham              tel 01493 740249
                            Hoseasons Boating Holidays (page 11)
                            tel 01502 502588 www.hoseasons.co.uk                 Nancy Oldfield Trust (motor cruising with
                                                                                 wheelchair access, sailing, canoeing, kayaking and
                            representing Alpha Craft, Brundall; Bridgecraft,     birdwatching for all, whatever disabilities you may
                            Acle; Connoisseur, Wroxham; Ferry Marina,            have; day activities, holidays and courses;
                            Horning (page 6); Horizon Craft, Acle; Horning       self-catering residential bungalow for up to 10 people)
                            Pleasurecraft, Stalham; Moonfleet, Stalham;          Irstead Road, Neatishead, Norwich NR12 8BJ
                            Richardsons, Stalham; Royalls, Wroxham;              tel 01692 630572
                            Silverline, Brundall; Summercraft, Wroxham;          www.nancyoldfield.co.uk

                            Swancraft, Brundall; Topcraft, Oulton Broad;
                            Whispering Reeds, Hickling                           Norfolk Broads Yachting Company
                                                                                 (sailing boats and a wherry yacht)
                            Waterways Holidays                                   Southgate Yacht Station, Lower Street, Horning,
                            tel 0845 127 1020 www.waterwaysholidays.com          Norfolk NR12 8PF
                                                                                 tel 01692 631330
                            Independent boatyards                                www.norfolk-broads.com
                            Eastwood Whelpton (sailing boats and residential
                            tuition with Norfolk Broads School of Sailing)
                            (page 15)
                            Upton Yacht Station, Upton, Norwich NR13 6BL
                            tel 01493 750430
                            Norfolk Broads School of Sailing tel 01692 582864
                            www.norfolksailingschool.co.uk                       continued over page...

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                           Wherry                                                                           Barton Broad Boardwalk

                           Norfolk Wherry Trust (former trading wherry        Easier access
                           with group accommodation, for chartering with                                                                                                      G G                      G
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                                                                              access is getting easier, with boats to suit all                                  G
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                           6 Munnings Close, Swainsthorpe,                                                                                                                               3
                                                                              tastes. These operators all offer some form of                                     G G
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                           Norwich NR14 8QE                                                                                                                             G6
                                                                              easier access boating - please check with them
                           tel 01508 470992                                   for full details of what their boats offer.
                           www.wherryalbion.com                                                                                                                                               G
                                                                              Horning - Ferry Marina (page 6)                                                                                         G
                           Pacific Cruisers
                           Hardley Road, Chedgrave, Loddon,                   - electric day boat tel 01692 631111
                                                                                                                                                                              17                      G
                           Norwich NR14 6NQ                                   Neatishead - Nancy Oldfield Trust -
                           tel 01508 520321                                   see page 7.
                           www.pacificcruisers.co.uk                          Norwich - City Boats - electric day boats
                           Posh Boats (page 15)                               tel 01603 701701
                           (Luxury sports cruisers)                           Ormesby Little Broad - Broads Authority
                           enquiries@poshboats.co.uk                          - day wheelyboat tel 01493 730342
                                                                              Oulton Broad - Waveney Sailability - sailing club
                                                                              offering members with disabilities the opportunity
                           Days out                                           to sail in specially adapted dinghies
                           There are many other boatyards which offer all
                                                                              tel 01502 475228
                           kinds of boats for hire by the hour or for a
                           half-day or day - motor boats, electric boats,
                                                                              Boat trips
                           sailing dinghies, rowing boats, canoes and
                           windsurfers are all available. For canoeing see    Scheduled trips on passenger boats are a great way
                           pages 12 and 13.                                   to enjoy the water - trips operate on most of the
                                                                              rivers. There are also regular wildlife trips on                    G
                                                                              smaller boats - see page 12.
                            Wear a life-jacket at all times when on or near                                                                                                                                                 44
                                                                              Barton Broad - Broads Authority - see page 12.
                            the water. The Broads information centres have
                                                                              A sound amplification system is available for boat
                            lots of boating and safety info to help you,
                                                                              trips at Barton Broad, How Hill, Beccles and
                            including the Broads Authority’s boat safety
                                                                              Ranworth - see page 12 - please ask for details                                                                          G
                            DVD and Waterways Code leaflets.                                                                                                                                           20
                                                                              when booking.

                            For navigation help and advice contact
                            Broads Radio Control on 01603 756056.             Beccles - Waveney Stardust tel 07817 920502
                                                                              Great Yarmouth - Southern Belle tel 07906 020225       The numbered references on this map correspond to the advertisers within this guide.
                           Moorings and yacht stations                        Horning - Mississippi River Boat tel 01692 630262                                                                Carlton Marshes
                           There are free 24 hour moorings throughout the                                                            Easy access paths
                                                                              Hoveton/Wroxham - Broads Tours (page 11)                                                                         tel Suffolk Wildlife Trust 01502 564250
                           Broads and Broads Authority yacht stations at                                                             If you prefer dry land, easy access paths and
                           Great Yarmouth tel 01493 842794 and                tel 01603 782207                                       boardwalks suitable for wheelchair users and              Cockshoot, Hickling and Ranworth Broads
                           Norwich tel 01603 612980.                          Ludham - Ludham Bridge Boatyard                        people with pushchairs are often the best way to          tel Norfolk Wildlife Trust 01603 625540
                                                                              tel 01692 631011                                       explore the marshy areas of the Broads.                   Salhouse Broad (a mooring is reserved for disabled
                                                                              Norwich - City Boats tel 01603 701701                                                                            visitors) tel 07795 145475 or 01603 722775
                                                                                                                                     There are boardwalks or easy access paths at:
                                                                              Oulton Broad - Waveney River Tours                     Barton Broad, Beccles Marsh Trails, Chedgrave,            Fishing - see page 16.
                                                                              tel 01502 574903                                       Filby Broad, Horsey Mere, Horstead Mill,
                                                                              Potter Heigham - Broads Tours (page 11)                Hoveton Riverside Park, Rockland St Mary and
                                                                              tel 01692 670711                                       Whitlingham Country Park
                                                                                                                                     tel Broads Authority 01603 610734
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                           Liana                                     Ra                                                                       Electric Eel                    Whitlingham

                           Wildlife boat trips                                        access day boats. However, we suggest that visitors        Salhouse Broad                                            Places to eat
                                                                                      with disabilities may find it helpful to telephone in      tel 07795 145475 or 01603 722775
                           - here's a taster, please ask for details of others                                                                                                                             The Broads Quality Charter 2009 includes
                                                                                      advance to check whether How Hill is sufficiently          www.salhousebroad.org.uk
                                                                                      accessible for you.                                                                                                  92 quality establishments - whether you
                                                                                                                                                 Sutton Staithe Boatyard
                           Barton Broad                                                                                                          tel 01692 581653 www.suttonstaitheboatyard.co.uk
                                                                                                                                                                                                           want a quiet drink, a traditional tea, an
                           - solar boat Ra and Barton Broad Boardwalk                 Helen of Ranworth                                                                                                    outdoor lunch for all the family, an elegant
                           A trip on Barton Broad on board Ra (Britain's first                                                                   Thorpe St Andrew - Broadland Boat Club
                                                                                      A trip on Helen shows what travel was like on a            tel 07963 268415 www.broadlandboatclub.org.uk
                                                                                                                                                                                                           dinner or somewhere for a big celebration.
                           solar-powered passenger boat) offers a high-tech           Broads reed lighter.                                                                                                 The Broads has some great breweries as well,
                           boating experience.                                        Trips April to October                                     Wayford Bridge - Bank Dayboats
                                                                                                                                                 tel 01692 582457 www.bankdayboats.co.uk
                                                                                                                                                                                                           plus farmers' markets and lots of village shops
                           Trips April to October                                     Bookings Ranworth Broads Information Centre                                                                          with all you need for a perfect picnic.
                           Bookings Hoveton Broads Information Centre                 tel 01603 270453                                           Wroxham - Barnes Brinkcraft (page 10)
                           tel 01603 782281                                                                                                      tel 01603 782625 www.barnesbrinkcraft.co.uk
                           Ra has a ramp so is accessible to wheelchair users.                                                                                                                             Places to stay
                           The boardwalk will take you on a mysterious journey        Canoeing                                                                                                             The Broads has lots to offer on both
                           of discovery into a lost world which has remained          Many of the most beautiful parts of the Broads
                                                                                                                                                 Learning to sail                                          land and water. You'll find waterside
                           isolated for half a century. The mystery trail leads                                                                  If you'd like to learn to sail or improve your skills,    retreats, winding old streets, secluded
                           through swampy, wildlife-filled carr woodland, with        can only be seen by boat and Canadian canoes
                                                                                      are a great way to discover the delights of this           instruction is available from the following places:       countryside - whether you're looking for
                           resting places and tapping edges along the way, and
                           emerges to give a surprise panoramic view over             fragile wetland. Canoeing allows exploration of                                                                      campsites, B&Bs or country house hotels.
                                                                                                                                                 Horning RYA Training Centre
                           Barton, second largest of the broads. An access pack       all but the smallest of the waterways of the               seamasterhollies@btinternet.com                           For boating holidays see page 7.
                           to make the boardwalk more user-friendly for visitors      Broads - it's ideal for exploring the headwaters
                           with sensory impairment is available for loan - please                                                                Hunter's Yard tel 01692 678263 (page 15)
                           contact the Broads Authority for details.                  (less tidal waters). We don't recommend                    Nancy Oldfield Trust - (page 7)
                                                                                                                                                                                                           What's on
                                                                                      canoeing in the lower reaches. If you do, you              Norfolk Broads School of Sailing tel 01692 582864         Fun in the Broads is the events
                           Beccles - Edwardian luxury on Liana                        need to be extremely experienced, fit and able.                                                                      programme for the Broads which runs
                                                                                                                                                 NCC Outdoor Education Centre tel 01603 632307
                           A trip on Liana offers Edwardian style, travelling         Hire centres will be able to advise you on safety                                                                    each year from Easter onwards.
                                                                                                                                                 Norfolk Schools Sailing Association
                           from Beccles Quay along the River Waveney - trips          and on a suitable route. Canoeing in the Broads                                                                      Events include boat trips, canoe trails, walks,
                           go towards Geldeston or Aldeby depending on tides.                                                                    www.nssa.co.uk
                                                                                      is suitable for all the family, including young                                                                      children's activity days and many others,
                           Trips April to October                                                                                                Oulton Broad Water Sports Centre tel 01502
                                                                                      children, and Canadian canoes will hold three                                                                        suitable for all ages. The Broadcaster visitor
                           Bookings Beccles Broads Information Centre                                                                            587163
                                                                                      people. Price includes buoyancy aids and                                                                             magazine, published every year by the Broads
                           tel 01502 713196                                                                                                      TRY SAILING tel 01603 782897 or 07774 112288
                                                                                      waterproof rucksacks. Most hire centres are                (page 18)
                                                                                                                                                                                                           Authority, lists all these events together with
                                                                                                                                                                                                           many others, and is packed with useful

                           How Hill - Electric Eel                                    open from April to October.                                Waveney Sailability - (page 8)
                           Wildlife water trail along the reed-fringed dykes                                                                                                                               information. Broadcaster is available free from
                                                                                      Brundall - Silverline Marine
                           of the How Hill National Nature Reserve                    tel 01603 712247 www.silverlinemarine.co.uk
                                                                                                                                                 Many sailing clubs also offer sailing tuition.            Broads information centres where you can
                           near Ludham.                                                                                                                                                                    also book for events.
                                                                                      Bungay - Outney Meadow Caravan Park
                           Trips April to October                                     tel 01986 892338 www.outneymeadow.co.uk                    Bringing your own boat
                           Bookings Toad Hole Cottage tel 01692 678763
                                                                                      Burgh St Peter - Waveney River Centre                      All boats on the Broads must be licensed -                Where to shop
                           At How Hill you can also visit Toad Hole Cottage for a     (page 6)                                                                                                             A variety of villages in the Broads offer
                                                                                                                                                 contact the Broads Authority tel 01603 610734.
                           glimpse of Victorian country life (free entry). Then       tel 01502 677343 www.waveneyrivercentre.co.uk
                           take a stroll along the waymarked trail through                                                                       There are public slipways and most boatyards              individual shops with bags of local
                           marshes and woodlands, passing windmills and How           Geldeston - Rowan Craft                                    also have slipways which can be used for a small          character. Don't miss the unique Roys of
                           Hill's very own broad. There's always something            tel 01508 518208 www.rowancraft.com                        charge. You can enter the Broads from the sea -           Wroxham - 'the world's largest village store'
                           different to see depending on the season. You might        Hickling - Whispering Reeds                                contact the Broads Authority for details.                 (back cover) and Lathams of Potter Heigham
                           catch sight of a swallowtail butterfly or even an otter.   tel 01692 598314 www.WhisperingReeds.net                                                                             (page 15).
                                                                                                                                                 tel 01603 610734.
                           How Hill Staithe has a mooring reserved for easy           Martham - Martham Boats
                                                                                      tel 01493 740249 www.marthamboats.com                                                                               For useful web links see page 2.
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                                                                                                          The Hunter Experience
                                                                                                              ‘Have a go’                          At a Traditional
                                                                                                               in a safe                            1930’s
                                                                                                          environment                                 Boatyard
                                                                                                                - On a                                 2 hour
                                                                                                           Traditional                                 Skippered Sail
                                                                                                               Wooden                                   Can’t sail but
                                                                                                                  Yacht                               would like to
                                                                                                                                                     have a go?
                                                                                                          Call us now on                           Children Welcome
                                                                                                            01692 678263
                                                                                                              (Pre-booking is essential, please)

                                                                                                         Hunter’s Yard, Horsefen Rd, LUDHAM, Norfolk NR29 5QG

                                                   map ref 12 D2                                                                                      map ref 13 D2

                                                   Eastwood Whelpton
                                                    Over 50 years of            Specialists in yacht
                                                    sailing at its best         hire and sail training

                                                                                                                               More than just boat hire.
                                                                                                                               Our luxury sports cruisers offer the
                                                                                                                               most luxurious boating breaks on
                                                    Upton Yacht Station, Upton, Norwich NR13 6BL                               the Norfolk Broads 01603 441044
                                                    www.eastwood-whelpton.co.uk       01493 750430       enquiries@poshboats.co.uk www.poshboats.co.uk
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                                                                                              St Benet’s Abbey                                                                                                                                                                                     Whitlingham

                           Bike rides                                           Park in Breckland. The Wherryman's Way                                                                                                                Horsey - four storey wind pump built in 1912,       Yarmouth (use Berney Arms Halt), or by footpath
                                                                                follows the River Yare between Norwich and                                                                                                            now owned by the National Trust, fine views of      from Halvergate or Great Yarmouth.
                           The Broads is ideal for cycling, with quiet roads                                                                                                                                                          reed-beds and the wild, watery landscape.           tel 01493 700645 or 01603 661662 www.RSPB.org.uk
                           and beautiful countryside. Route maps starting       Great Yarmouth.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      tel 01263 740241 www.nationaltrust.org.uk           Breydon Water - the confluence of the Rivers Yare
                           and finishing at the bike hire centres, which will                                                                                                                                                         Ludham, St Benet’s Abbey - derelict wind pump       and Waveney, before they join the River Bure to
                           guide you around the sights and special              Fishing                                                                                                                                               and ruins of Benedictine monastery founded in the   flow out to sea at Great Yarmouth. Good for geese,
                           attractions of the area, are included in the hire    There are many places where you can fish from                                                                                                         ninth century and re-endowed by King Cnut in the    ducks and waders. Boat trips.
                           price. At each centre you will find high quality     the bank or you can hire a day boat. There are                                                                                                        11th century, on the edge of the River Bure.        tel 01603 715191 www.RSPB.org.uk
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      www.norfarchtrust.org.uk                            Carlton Marshes - Suffolk Broads Wildlife Centre
                           bikes for adults with locks and racks. Child seats   fishing platforms suitable for wheelchair users at:
                           are available, and some centres have children's      Rollesby Bridge, Filby Broad and on the south                                                                                                         Oulton Broad - Lowestoft Museum - in Nicholas       and walks across grazing marshes. Events,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Everitt Park - local history. tel 01502 511457      children’s activity days in school holidays.
                           bikes and tandems. Most centres are open from        bank of the River Thurne, upstream of the New                                                                                                                                                             tel 01502 564250 www.suffolkwildlife.co.uk
                           April to October. 'The Broads by Bike' is a          Bridge at Potter Heigham. The coarse fishing                                                                                                          Ranworth, St Helen’s Church - the ‘Cathedral of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      the Broads’, dating back to 1370 with a tower       Hickling Broad - boarded walkway to the broad
                           booklet with nine local bike rides and it's          season runs from 16 June to 14 March and all                                                                                                          offering wonderful views. Visitor centre and a      - walking and water trails, visitor centre.
                           available from these bike hire centres:              that you need to fish is a current Environment                                                                                                        tea/coffee shop. tel 01603 270304                   tel 01692 598276 www.norfolkwildlifetrust.org.uk
                           Bungay                                               Agency licence.                                                                                                                                       Somerleyton Hall - impressive house rebuilt in      How Hill - see page 12
                           Outney Meadow Caravan Park tel 01986 892338                                                                                                                                                                1846, gardens, garden trail, maze and miniature
                           www.outneymeadow.co.uk                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Ranworth - nature trail through woodland and fen
                                                                                A taste of just some of the many places to                                                                                                            railway. tel 01502 734901 www.somerleyton.co.uk     leading to open water and the Broads Wildlife

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                           Burgh St Peter                                       enjoy in the Broads…                                                                                                                                  South Walsham, Fairhaven Woodland and               Centre. tel 01603 270479
                           Waveney River Centre (page 6) tel 01502 677343                                                                                                                                                             Water Garden - water gardens, many shrubs           www.norfolkwildlifetrust.org.uk
                           www.waveneyrivercentre.co.uk                         History, mills, museums                                                                                                                               including rhododendrons, borders South              Strumpshaw Fen - reed-beds, grazing marshes and
                           Clippesby Clippesby Hall tel 01493 367800            and gardens                                                                                                                                           Walsham Broad. (page 18) tel 01603 270449           woodland along banks of River Yare.
                           www.clippesby.com                                                                                                                                                                                          www.fairhavengarden.co.uk                           tel 01603 715191 www.RSPB.org.uk
                           Hoveton Broadland Cycle Hire at BeWILDerwood         Please check opening times                                                                                                                            Stalham, Museum of the Broads - Stalham Staithe.
                           (page 14) tel 07887 480331                           Beccles Museum - in Ballygate. Local history,                                                                                                         Tools from traditional Broads industries and many
                           www.norfolkbroadscycling.co.uk                       including printing, cultural and domestic items and                                                                                                   boats both old and new. Trips on steam launch       Playtime
                           Ludham Ludham Bridge Services                        the natural history of the river. tel 01502 715722                                                                                                    Falcon. tel 01692 581681
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      www.northnorfolk.org/museumofthebroads              Please check opening times
                           tel 01692 630486 / 630322                            www.becclesmuseum.org.uk
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Stracey Arms - drainage mill (under repair -        BeWILDerwood, Hoveton - 50 acres of wild,
                           Stokesby Riverside Tea Rooms and Stores              Berney Arms - the tallest wind pump in
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      external viewing only) with tea room and shop.      imaginative outdoor treehouse adventure park.
                           tel 01493 750470                                     the country - wonderful views of the marshes.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Situated beside River Bure between Acle and         Treehouses, zip wires, jungle bridges, Crocklebogs,
                                                                                Access by boat, train (Berney Arms Halt) and

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Great Yarmouth. tel 01603 222705                    boat trips, marsh walks, cafe (page 14)
                                                                                footpaths from Halvergate and Great Yarmouth.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          tel 01603 783900 www.beWILDerwood.co.uk
                           Walks                                                External viewing only.                                                                                                                                www.norfolkwindmills.co.uk
                                                                                tel 01493 857900 www.english-heritage.org.uk                                                                                                                                                              Whitlingham Country Park - Whitlingham Lane,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Thurne Dyke - white painted brick tower mill,
                           The Broads has over 190 miles (300 km) of                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Norwich. Walks and bike trails through woods and
                                                                                Burgh Castle - remains of 3rd century Roman fort                                                                                                      built in 1820, on the River Thurne.
                           footpaths. There are nature trails, circular walks                                                                                                                                                                                                             meadows on the edge of the River Yare. Visitor
                                                                                built to defend the coast from Saxon raiders.                                                                                                         tel 01692 672155
                           and long distance footpaths, suitable for                                                                                                                                                                                                                      centre (see inside front cover) and cafe. Water
                                                                                Situated on the edge of the River Waveney with
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          sports activity centre - tel 01603 632307
                           anything from a gentle stroll to a strenuous hike.   views over Breydon Water and Halvergate
                           The Weavers' Way runs from Cromer on the             Marshes. tel 01223 582700 www.english-                                                                                                                Get back to nature
                                                                                heritage.org.uk                                                                                                                                                                                           Wroxham Barns - craft workshops, children’s fun
                           north Norfolk coast, to Great Yarmouth on the                                                                                                                                                              Please check opening times                          fair and junior farm, set in parkland 11⁄2 miles north
                           east coast, passing through the northern part of     Great Yarmouth, Time and Tide - Blackfriars Road.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Barton Broad - see page 12                          of Wroxham Bridge. tel 01603 783911 (page 4)
                                                                                Maritime and fishing heritage. tel 01493 743930
                           the Broads. At Great Yarmouth it links up with       www.museums.norfolk.gov.uk
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Berney Marshes - huge expanse of grazing
                           the Angles Way which follows the Waveney and                                                                                                                                                               marshes - part of the Halvergate Marshes area.
                                                                                Herringfleet - the only full-sized working smock
                           Little Ouse valleys to Knettishall Heath Country     drainage mill in the Broads, on the River Waveney.                                                                                                    You can reach it by train from Norwich or Great

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                                                                      Tel 01603 211854
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                                                                                                                                                           Barnes Brinkcraft                                Page 10                                                      Broadland Cycle Hire                         Page 14
                                                                                                                                                           5% discount                                                                                                   10% off
                                                                                                                                                           on all day launch bookings.                                                                                   daily cycle hire charges.
                                                                                                                                                           Excludes peak price periods.
                                                                                                                                                           Valid until 31 Oct 09.                Enjoy the Broads                                                        Valid until 31 Oct 09.             Enjoy the Broads

                                                                                                                                                           Broads Tours                                     Page 11                                                    Fairhaven Woodland                          Page 18
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       & Water Garden
                                                                                                                                                           £10 off
                                                                                                                                                           a two hour dayboat hire.                                                                                    50p off entry to the garden,
 map ref 18 D3                                                                                                                                             9am start only.                                                                                             per person (up to 6 people).Valid until
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       31 Dec 09. Not valid for special events. Not to be used in
                                                                                                                                                           Valid Apr–Oct 09.                     Enjoy the Broads                                                      conjunction with any other offer.        Enjoy the Broads
     Broads Spirituality                                 George Smith & Sons (map ref                21 B2)

     0777 3175693                                        Wroxham – 01603 782527 www.dayboathire.com
     briant@broadsspirituality.org.uk                                                                                                                      Hall Paddock B&B                                 Page 18                                                      Hunters Yard                                 Page 15
     www.broadsspirituality.org.uk                       High quality cruisers for short breaks, daily,
     Offering walks/courses and written resources to
                                                         half daily and hourly hire. Family run business.                                                  10% discount                                                                                                  10% off
                                                         Helpful, personal service. Fishing boats with                                                     for 3 nights or more.                                                                                         a 2 hour skippered sail for up to
     connect the wonderful natural resources of the      outboards also for hire.
     Broads to our inner spiritual worlds.                                                                                                                 Valid on standard rate direct                                                                                 4 people.
                                                                                                                                                           bookings only.                        Enjoy the Broads                                                                                           Enjoy the Broads
                                                         Linda H. Matthews, Artist & Tutor
     The Coach House (map ref 19 B3)                     (map ref 22 D2)
     Wroxham – 01603 784376                              Ludham – 07961 813885                                                                             Linda H Matthews                                 Page 18                                                      TrySailing.com                               Page 18
     bishop@worldonline.co.uk                            linda@lhm-artworks.co.uk www.lhm-artworks.co.uk                                                   Artist & Tutor
                                                         Working artist's studio and gallery. Unique gifts
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         £10 off
     4 Star Silver B&B. Delightfully converted           and art materials. Open all year. Leisure painting                                                10% off all 2009 listed Norfolk based                                                                         ‘Have a Go’ day or RYA or
     18thC barn. All rooms ensuite. 150 yards to         courses and holidays. Individual and group                                                        painting courses. Private tuition or art                                                                      Flotilla sailing courses.
     Broads. Private parking. Cyclists welcome.          private tuition.                                                                                  group demonstrations.
                                                                                                                                                                                                 Enjoy the Broads                                                        Valid weekdays during 09 season.   Enjoy the Broads

     Galleon Storage & Moorings                          TrySailing.com (map ref 23 C2)
     (map ref 20 D7)
                                                         01603 782897 / 07774 112288                                                                       Waveney River Centre / Page 6                                                                                 Wroxham Barns                                  Page 4
     Beccles - 01502 714154                              info@trysailing.com www.trysailing.com                                                            Ferry Marina                                                                                                  Junior Farm - one free bag
     Dry berthing for RIBS and motorboats up to 10m.     Learn to sail or improve your skills with a RYA                                                                                                                                                                 of animal feed per family group.
     ‘Dry stack’ system. Unlimited launch/recovery for   Senior Instructor on picturesque Barton Broad.
                                                                                                                                                           Save 10% on advance day cruiser                                                                               Must be redeemed on first entry.
     members. Hull jet washed after every retrieval.     “Have a Go” or try a RYA course or Flotilla Training.                                             bookings only. Excludes peak price periods.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Valid until 31 Dec 09. Not valid in conjunction
     Long/short term storage.                            Gift vouchers available.                                                                          Valid until Oct 09. Code: ETBC09      Enjoy the Broads                                                        with any other offer or promotion. Enjoy the Broads

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