Wed, 10 Aug|
West Somerton to Potter Heigham, aboard Norada
This sailing is a one way journey starting from West Somerton which lies on the edge of the Norfolk Broads 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
10 Aug, 10:00 – 17:00 UTC
West Somerton, Great Yarmouth NR29, UK
About the day
This sailing begins at the small riverside village of West Somerton, which is situated on the edge of the Norfolk Broads. We journey along narrow channels passing through picturesque Broads scenery, until we reach the wider River Thurne. Continuing downstream we pass through Martham Broad, an area rich in wildlife, so keep your binoculars to hand. Our destination is 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. You'll join the small number of people to have been through it on board a wherry!
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 9.20 and take to West Somerton 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.
09 Aug, 10:00 UTC
Scheduled day sail