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Sun, 07 Aug


Potter Heigham

Potter Heigham to Hickling, aboard Norada

This sailing is a one way journey from Potter Heigham, which is famous for having the lowest bridge on the Broads to Hickling, the largest of all the Broads. This trip will be aboard Norada, our smallest wherry yacht, built in 1912.

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Potter Heigham to Hickling, aboard Norada
Potter Heigham to Hickling, aboard Norada

Time & Location

07 Aug 2022, 10:00 – 17:00

Potter Heigham, Potter Heigham, Great Yarmouth NR29, UK

About the day

This sailing begins at the major boating centre of Potter Heigham. Potter Heigham is well known for having the lowest bridge on the Broads which dates back to 1385 and acts as a barrier to the majority of boating traffic reaching further upstream to the Upper Thurne. You'll join the small number of people to have been through it on board a wherry! We journey upstream along the River Thurne towards the Upper Thurne river system. This area of the Norfolk Broads is protected from heavy boat traffic by the Potter Heigham bridge making it paradise for wildlife. Hickling Broad 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!  

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 car park at The Barn, Tate Loke, Mallard Way, Hickling, NR12 0YU. 

The minibus will pick passengers up at 9.25 and take to Potter Heigham 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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