Fri, 22 Jul|
The Wherry Base, Wroxham
Wroxham to Ranworth via Blackhorse Broad, aboard Norada
This sailing is a one way journey starting at our wherry base at Barton House and passing through beautiful Broads scenery to the picturesque village of Ranworth. This trip will be aboard Norada, our smallest wherry yacht, built in 1912.
Time & Location
22 Jul 2022, 10:00 – 17:00 UTC
The Wherry Base, Wroxham, Barton House, Hartwell Rd, Wroxham, Norwich NR12 8TL, UK
About the day
Leaving our base we head downstream, following along the River Bure past small villages of thatched cottages. The journey passes through Blackhorse Broad, also known as Hoveton Little Broad, and Salhouse Broad, which is popular with wildlife lovers and canoeists. Just off the main river is your destination: the tiny 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.
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 the church car park at Ranworth, which is behind St Helen's Church, Woodbastwick Road, Ranworth, NR13 6HS. The minibus will pick passengers up on the road in front of the Church at 9.25 and take to the wherry base 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.