Fri, 05 Aug|
Stalham to Potter Heigham, aboard Norada
This sailing is a one way journey starting from Stalham, in the far north of the Norfolk Broads National Park to Potter Heigham, which is famous for having the lowest bridge on the Broads. This trip will be aboard Norada, our smallest wherry yacht, built in 1912.
Time & Location
05 Aug 2022, 10:00 – 17:00
Stalham Staithe, Stalham, Norwich NR12 9DA, UK
About the day
This sailing begins at the popular boating centre of Stalham, home to The Museum of the Broads, a museum dedicated to Broadland life. From Stalham we journey downstream, passing along the River Ant through picturesque Broads scenery. We journey through 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. From Barton we continue to Thurne Mouth where we join the River Thurne, travelling upstream to 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.
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 Latham's, Bridge Road, Potter Heigham. NR29 5JE, car park on the opposite side of the road from the store. The minibus will pick passengers up at 9.30 and take to The Museum of the Broads at Stalham Staithe 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.