Mon, 15 Aug|
How Hill Trust
How Hill to Dilham Staithe via Barton Broad, aboard Norada
This sailing is a one way journey heading upstream from How Hill to Dilham Staithe in the far north of the Broads, via Barton Broad, the second largest of the Norfolk Broads. This trip will be aboard Norada, our smallest wherry yacht, built in 1912.
Time & Location
15 Aug 2022, 10:00 – 17:00
How Hill Trust, Ludham, Great Yarmouth, NR29 5PG
About the day
This sailing begins at How Hill an area dedicated to the conservation of Broads habitats. Keep your eyes peeled for swallowtail butterflies and konik ponies. From How Hill, we sail up the River Ant, passing through picturesque Broads scenery until we reach Barton Broad, the second largest of the Norfolk Broads and rumoured to be where Admiral Nelson learnt to sail. This area is rich in wildlife, so keep your binoculars to hand. From Barton we continue upstream, to our destination: the peaceful village of Dilham, where the Broads' only canal joins the river network.
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 at the The Village Hall, The Street, Dilham, NR28 9PT. The minibus will pick passengers up at 9.25 and take to How Hill 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.