Wed, 26 Jul|
The Wherry Base, Wroxham
Wroxham to How Hill, aboard a wherry yacht
This sailing is a one way journey starting from our wherry base at Barton House, Wroxham to How Hill, located beside the River Ant, deep within The Broads National Park. This trip will be aboard one of our three wherry yachts: Olive, Norada or White Moth.
Time & Location
26 Jul 2023, 09:00 – 18:00
The Wherry Base, Wroxham, Barton House, Hartwell Rd, Wroxham, Norwich NR12 8TL, UK
About the day
Leaving our base we head downstream, following the River Bure past Wroxham's waterside houses, Horning's bustling riverside, and plenty of peaceful water between. The journey continues up the River Ant, where you'll get to see just how we get a wherry under Ludham Bridge, and on to How Hill. Approaching from the south you will have a wonderful view of How Hill House, designed in 1905 by prominent Norwich architect Edward Boardman for his family. Having disembarked at How Hill you may wish to explore How Hill Nature Reserve - an area dedicated to the conservation of Broads habitats and known for swallowtail butterflies.
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.
Please park in the car park at How Hill Trust, Ludham, NR29 5PG. A minibus will collect passengers at 8.25am and drive to the wherry base in Wroxham, where your wherry will be moored, in time for a 9.00am departure.
We operate on "wherry time", subject to wind and tide, and so our arrival and any interim stops may not always be as planned.