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Mon, 25 Jul


South Walsham Broad

South Walsham to Ranworth via Barton Broad, aboard Norada

This sailing is a one way journey from South Walsham, one of the most picturesque of the Broads to the tiny riverside village of Ranworth, via Barton Broad. This trip will be aboard Norada, our smallest wherry yacht, built in 1912.

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South Walsham to Ranworth via Barton Broad, aboard Norada
South Walsham to Ranworth via Barton Broad, aboard Norada

Time & Location

25 Jul 2022, 10:00 – 17:00 UTC

South Walsham Broad, South Walsham Broad, Norwich NR13 6ED, UK

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, and joins the River Bure by St Benet's Abbey. We then head up the River Ant and beneath Ludham Bridge - lowering the mast is a sight to behold!  After passing majestic How Hill House and the postcard-perfect village of Irstead, our turning point is Barton Broad, the second largest of the Norfolk Broads and rumoured to be where Admiral Nelson learnt to sail. We will then sail south again, ending at the tiny village of Ranworth. Having disembarked you may wish to visit the Ranworth Broad Nature Reserve. From the conservation centre you can enjoy panoramic views across Ranworth Broad. Impressive views can also be enjoyed from the tower of Ranworth’s medieval church. 

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 church car park at Ranworth, which is behind St Helen's Church, Woodbastwick Road, Ranworth, NR13 6HS. The minibus will pick passengers up on the road in front of the Church at 9.25 and take to South Walsham 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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