Tue, 30 May|
Ranworth to Wroxham, aboard a wherry yacht
This sailing is a one way journey starting from the picturesque village of Ranworth and passing through beautiful Broads scenery to our wherry base at Barton House, Wroxham. This trip will be aboard two of our three wherry yachts: Olive, Norada or White Moth.
Time & Location
30 May, 10:00 – 17:00
Ranworth Broad, Ranworth Broad, Norwich NR12 8PT, UK
About the day
This trip begins in the tiny village of Ranworth, home to Ranworth Broad Nature Reserve and the beautiful medieval church known as the Cathedral of the Broads. Leaving Ranworth, we sail past Horning's bustling riverside and past the entrance to Blackhorse Broad also known as Hoveton Little Broad, we follow the River Bure past Salhouse Broad, which is popular with wildlife lovers and canoeists, and certainly one of our favourite Broads, we then continue past Wroxham's waterside houses, to the wherry base at Barton House.
For this sailing we will operate two 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.
Please park in the Wherry Yacht Charter car park at Barton House, Hartwell Road, Wroxham. NR12 8TL. A minibus will collect passengers at 9.15am and drive to Ranworth, where your wherry will be moored, in time for a 10.00am departure.
We operate on "wherry time", subject to wind and tide, and so our arrival and any interim stops may not always be as planned.