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Sat, 17 Sept


The Wherry Base, Wroxham

Wroxham to Salhouse & return, aboard Olive

Starting from our wherry base at Barton House you'll sail past typical Broads dwellings as you make your way to Salhouse Broad. This trip will be aboard Olive, the first Wherry Yacht built in 1909.

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Wroxham to Salhouse & return, aboard Olive
Wroxham to Salhouse & return, aboard Olive

Time & Location

17 Sept 2022, 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 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 Olive. Launched in 1909, Olive was the first new wherry to be built by Ernest Collins and was named after his youngest daughter. In 2021/22 she was extensively renovated by our expert craftsman and now has been fully returned to her former glory. 

 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.

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