Tue, 09 Aug


Horsey Mere

Horsey Mere to West Somerton, 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 Horsey Mere to West Somerton via the narrow Waxham Cut. This trip will be aboard Norada, our smallest wherry yacht, built in 1912.

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Horsey Mere to West Somerton, aboard Norada

Time & Location

09 Aug, 10:00 – 17:00 UTC

Horsey Mere, Great Yarmouth NR29 4EE, 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. The sailing begins in Horsey Mere, which is well-known for its windpump and whose "warm freshwater ripples" are immortalised in a poem by John Betjeman. We journey downstream along the River Thurne, passing through the narrow dyke of Waxham Cut. Our destination is the small riverside village of West Somerton, which is situated on the edge of the Norfolk Broads. 

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 Village Hall car park, Cottage Road, West Somerton, NR29 4DL.

The minibus will pick up passengers at 9.30 and take to Horsey in time 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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