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Sat, 13 Aug


Potter Heigham

Potter Heigham to Ludham Womack, aboard Norada

This sailing is a one way journey from Potter Heigham, which is famous for having the lowest bridge on the Broads to the pretty village of Ludham and nearby Womack Staithe. This trip will be aboard Norada, our smallest wherry yacht, built in 1912.

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Potter Heigham to Ludham Womack, aboard Norada

Time & Location

13 Aug 2022, 10:00 – 16:00

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. We journey downstream along the River Thurne, a beautiful area of the Broads, rich in birdlife. Keep your binoculars to hand! Leaving the Thurne behind we then follow along the narrow channels of Womack Dyke to the picturesque village of Ludham, on the edge of Womack Water. 

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 Womack Staithe, Horsefen Road, Ludham, NR29 5QG. The minibus will pickup passengers at 9.30 and take to Potter Heigham 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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