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Mon, 08 Aug


Hickling Broad

Hickling to Horsey Mere, aboard Norada

This sailing focuses on the Upper Thurne region of the Norfolk Broads National Park, an unspoilt area rich in birdlife. It is a one way journey from Hickling Broad, the largest of all the broads to Horsey Mere. This trip will be aboard Norada, our smallest wherry yacht, built in 1912.

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Hickling to Horsey Mere, aboard Norada
Hickling to Horsey Mere, aboard Norada

Time & Location

08 Aug 2022, 10:00 – 17:00

Hickling Broad, Norwich NR12 0BS, UK

About the day

This sailing focuses on the Upper Thurne river system. This area of the Norfolk Broads is protected from heavy boat traffic by the low bridge at Potter Heigham making it paradise for wildlife. Hickling Broad, where the sailing begins, is the largest of all the Broads and home to a significant percentage of the UK’s population of common cranes as well as Norfolk hawker dragonflies and swallowtail butterflies that only live on the Broads. Keep your binoculars to hand! Your destination is Horsey Mere, which is well-known for its windpump, and whose "warm freshwater ripples" are immortalised in a poem by John Betjeman.

This sailing will be aboard Norada. Named after a famous racing yacht, Norada was built by Ernest Collins in 1912 with a more slender hull compared to previous wherries. She is the only one of our wherries with a boom. 

Please park in the National Trust car park at Horsey, NR29 4EE. The minibus will pick passengers up at 9.15 and take to Hickling ready to sail at 10.00.

We operate on "wherry time", subject to wind and tide, and so our arrival and any interim stops may not always be as planned.

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