Mon, 29 May|
Day sailing from Ranworth & return, aboard a wherry yacht
This sailing is a return journey from the picturesque village of Ranworth, passing through beautiful Broads scenery. This trip will be aboard two of our three wherry yachts: Olive, Norada or White Moth.
Time & Location
29 May, 10:00 – 17:00
Ranworth Broad, Norfolk NR12 8PT
About the day
This sailing is a round-trip from the tiny village of Ranworth, home to the excellent Ranworth Broad Nature Reserve and the beautiful medieval church known as the Cathedral of the Broads. If you have time we would recommend climbing to the top of the church tower where, on a clear day, you can enjoy views across the Broads landscape. The itinerary for today’s sailing will be decided on the day by the skipper, and will depend on the weather conditions. This is a beautiful area of the Broads, rich in birdlife. Keep your binoculars to hand! During the journey we will find a quiet corner to pause for lunch.
For this sailing we will operate two of our three wherry yachts: Olive, Norada or White Moth. These surviving wherry yachts were all built by the Wroxham based boatbuilder and designer Ernest Collins. They spent over three decades within his hire fleet, followed by a period of mixed fortunes in private ownership after World War II, before they were reunited in 2012 by the Wherry Yacht Charter Charitable Trust.
Please park in the church car park at Ranworth, which is behind St Helen's Church, Woodbastwick Road, Ranworth, NR13 6HS. Walk through the Churchyard past the Church, then walk to the left down Woodbastwick Road in the direction of South Walsham, it is about 460yards to the Staithe, please be at the staithe by 9.45am in time for the wherry to sail at 10am.
We operate on "wherry time", subject to wind and tide, and so our arrival and any interim stops may not always be as planned.