Sat, 19 Aug|
Ludham Bridge to Sutton Staithe, aboard a wherry yacht
This sailing is a one way journey from the riverside hamlet of Ludham Bridge to Sutton Staithe in the far north of the Norfolk Broads. This trip will be aboard one of our three wherry yachts: Olive, Norada or White Moth.
Time & Location
19 Aug, 10:00 – 17:00
Ludham Bridge, Norfolk. NR29 5NY
About the day
This sailing begins at the picturesque, riverside hamlet of Ludham Bridge and journeys along the River Ant to the far north of the Broads National Park. Heading upstream we pass by How Hill, an area dedicated to the conservation of Broads habitats. Approaching from the south you will have a wonderful view of How Hill House, designed in 1905 by prominent Norwich architect Edward Boardman for his family. The river widens as we approach 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 - Sutton Staithe - which lies at the very end of a branch off the River Ant.
Please park in the first car park on your left as you turn off the A149 signed Sutton Staithe and Sutton Staithe Hotel, NR12 9QS. Passengers will be collected by minibus at 9.30am and taken to Ludham Bridge ready to sail at 10am.
This sailing will be aboard one 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.
We operate on "wherry time", subject to wind and tide, and so our arrival and any interim stops may not always be as planned.