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Sun, 28 May


The Wherry Base, Wroxham

Wroxham to Ranworth, aboard a wherry yacht

This sailing is a one way journey starting from our wherry base at Barton House, Wroxham and passing through beautiful Broads scenery to the picturesque riverside village of Ranworth. This trip will be aboard two of our three wherry yachts: Olive, Norada or White Moth.

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Wroxham to Ranworth, aboard a wherry yacht
Wroxham to Ranworth, aboard a wherry yacht

Time & Location

28 May 2023, 10:00 – 17:00

The Wherry Base, Wroxham, Barton House, Hartwell Rd, Wroxham, Norwich NR12 8TL, UK

About the day

Leaving our base, we'll head away from the bustle of Wroxham with a variety of cottages and grand houses on either side. We will sail past the picturesque Salhouse Broad, which is popular with wildlife lovers and canoeists, and certainly one of our favourite Broads. We follow the River Bure past the entrance to Blackhorse Broad, also known as Hoveton Little Broad, and continue past Horning's bustling riverside to the tiny riverside village of Ranworth. Having disembarked you may wish to visit the Ranworth Broad Nature Reserve. From the conservation centre you can enjoy panoramic views across Ranworth Broad. Impressive views can also be enjoyed from the tower of Ranworth’s medieval church, known as the Cathedral of the Broads.   

For this sailing we will operate two 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 church car park at Ranworth, which is behind St Helen's Church, Woodbastwick Road, Ranworth, NR13 6HS. A minibus will collect passengers at 9.15am from the front of the church in Woodbastwick Road and drive to the wherry base in Wroxham, where your wherry will be moored, in time for a 10.00am 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.

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