Mon, 31 Jul|
South Walsham Broad
South Walsham to Ranworth to Thurne, aboard a wherry yacht
This sailing is a one way journey from South Walsham, one of the most picturesque of the Broads, to the tiny riverside village of Thurne, via Ranworth Broad. This trip will be aboard one of our three wherry yachts: Olive, Norada or White Moth.
Time & Location
31 Jul 2023, 10:00 – 17:00
South Walsham Broad, South Walsham, Norwich NR13
About the day
This sailing begins at South Walsham, a beautiful Broad with picturesque views seemingly a hundred miles from the rest of the world. Heading out of the Broad we join the River Bure by St Benet's Abbey, which was a thriving monastery in the 12th Century. We continue upstream in the direction of the tiny village of Ranworth, home to Ranworth Broad Nature Reserve and the beautiful medieval church known as the Cathedral of the Broads. Look out for otters and kingfishers as we turn in the Ranworth Broad. We return to the Bure and sail downstream to join the River Thurne and sail to the village of the same name with its iconic white windmill.
Please park beside or in front of the Methodist Chapel, The Street, Thurne. NR29 3AP. The minibus will collect passengers at 9.15am and take them to South Walsham ready for sailing 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.