Fri, 28 Jul|
Stalham to Barton Broad to Wayford Bridge, aboard a wherry yacht
This sailing focuses on the northern region of the Norfolk Broads. It is a one way journey from Stalham to Wayford Bridge, via Barton Broad, the second largest of the Norfolk Broads. This trip will be aboard one of our three wherry yachts: Olive, Norada or White Moth.
Time & Location
28 Jul 2023, 10:00 – 17:00
Stalham Staithe, Stalham, Norwich NR12
About the day
This sailing begins at the popular boating centre of Stalham, from where we journey downstream, passing along the River Ant through picturesque Broads scenery until we reach Barton Broad, the second largest of the Norfolk Broads and rumoured to be where Admiral Nelson learnt to sail. This area is rich in wildlife, so keep your binoculars to hand. After a turn of Barton we return upstream to Wayford Bridge, one of the most northerly points of the Broads National Park. Back in the trading wherry heyday, Wayford was a stopping point for wherries plying their trade from North Walsham to Great Yarmouth. After disembarking you may wish to pop into the Wayford Bridge Inn for a drink.
Coming from Wroxham, please park down the lane which turns off the A149 to the right just after the garage and before the bridge, there are parking spaces 200yds straight down the lane, past the private boat yard sign. The minibus will collect passengers at 9.30am and take them to The Museum of the Broads in Stalham.
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.