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Wayford Bridge

Wayford Bridge to South Walsham, aboard a wherry yacht

This sailing is a one way journey from Wayford Bridge in the far north of the Norfolk Broads, to South Walsham, one of the most picturesque of the Broads. This trip will be aboard one of our three wherry yachts: Olive, Norada or White Moth.

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Wayford Bridge to South Walsham, aboard a wherry yacht
Wayford Bridge to South Walsham, aboard a wherry yacht

Time & Location

29 Jul 2023, 10:00 – 17:00

Wayford Bridge, Wayford Rd, Stalham, Norwich NR12

About the day

This sailing begins at 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. From here, 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. From Barton we continue downstream, passing by How Hill, an area dedicated to the conservation of Broads habitats, to the Ant Mouth, where we briefly join the River Bure. As we turn away from the Bure towards South Walsham Broad you will see St Benet's Abbey, which was a thriving monastery in the 12th Century. Less than a mile downstream we reach South Walsham, a beautiful Broad with picturesque views seemingly a hundred miles from the rest of the world. 

Please park in the car park at the Junction of Kingfisher Lane and Fleet Lane in South Walsham NR13 6ED. A minibus will collect passengers at 9.15am and drive to Wayford Bridge, where your wherry will be moored, in time for a 10.00am departure.   

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.

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