Sun, 07 May|
The Wherry Base, Wroxham
Wroxham to Salhouse & return, aboard a wherry yacht. Including Hoveton Great Broad Nature Trail
Starting from our wherry base at Barton House, you'll sail past typical Broads dwellings as you make your way to Salhouse Broad. A stop will be made en-route for a guided tour of Hoveton Great Broad Nature Reserve. This trip will be aboard one of our three wherry yachts: Olive, Norada or White Moth.
Time & Location
07 May, 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. As we leave habitation behind we'll enter Wroxham Broad, a wide expanse of open water enjoyed by pleasure craft and where birdlife can be spotted (and sometimes otters!) After pausing to enjoy this body of water, we continue to Hoveton Great Broad, one of the largest yet most secret lakes in The Broads. We will stop here for an hour or so for a guided tour along the Hoveton Great Broad Nature Trail with one of the wardens, who will provide information and insight into the wildlife and flora of the area. Back onboard we journey along the tree-lined Bure to Salhouse Broad. A picturesque broad and certainly one of our favourites, we'll find a quiet corner to pause for lunch before the return journey.
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 Wherry Yacht Charter car park at Barton House, Hartwell Road, Wroxham. NR12 8TL, by 9.45am. A crew member will meet you there and walk with you down the path to the wherry moored on the quayside.
We operate on "wherry time", subject to wind and tide, and so our arrival and any interim stops may not always be as planned.