The Norfolk Broads are a series of rivers and broads (lakes), most of which are navigable. The square area of the Norfolk Broads totals 303km, most of this is in the County of Norfolk, and just over 200km of these waterways are navigable, covering seven rivers and 63 Broads. The depth of these waterways is usually less than 4m deep. Thirteen of the broads are completely navigable whilst three others have channels open to navigation running through them.
The Broads range from small ponds through the large areas such as Hickling, Barton, and Breydon. The majority are located in the northern half of Broadland which encompass the Rivers, Bure, Ant and Thurne. Central and Southern parts of Broadland encompass the Rivers Waveney, Yare and Chet, however, all the waterways are tidal but the effect of the tide decreases the further away from the coast until reaches upstream from Barton Broad are almost nontidal. All the Broads are either on or situated adjacent to the rivers.
Mountain guides/tour managers, First Aiders Outdoors and Mountaineering Leaders BMC (hiking routes) will accompany you on our journeys.
Important information: at 07:45 am meet opposite Novotel West Hammersmith Hotel, 1 Shortlands, W6 8DR (near Hammersmith station London), return next day to the same place about 8 pm. Travel times may vary depending on traffic & weather conditions. We strongly recommend having: waterproof & windproof overcoat, hiking boots, head torch and water bottle.
Included: tour manager, transport, walkie-talkie (in places with bad reception), one place in a shared twin room (two single beds) in a comfortable hotel with breakfast.
Not included: It is possible to arrange a single room for your private use and will cost you extra. All entries to museums, castles etc and meals during the trip are not included in the price.
Itinerary: Saturday: 07:45 meet at Hammersmith; 08:00 departure; 10:00-11:00 stop at English St Georges Distillery; 12:00-13:00 Norwich Cathedral (optional free tour); 13:00-14:30 Norwich castle (£8.80); 14:30-15:30 lunch time (example Midletons Steak House); 15:30-16:00 famous walk of Norwich (Riverside walk); 16:00 departure; 17:00 Hotel on the North Sea side of Great Yarmouth, optional sea side walk to Gorleston Beach/ free time for dinner.
Sunday: 08:30-09:00 breakfast; 09:00 departure; 09:30-12:00 hiking at the Broads (Wherryman’s Way and Berney Arms Windmill take some sandwiches with you); 13:00-13:30 Ranworth (Norfolk Wildlife Trust – Broadland Conservation Centre); 14:00-15:30 Horsey Gap (searching for seals and seabulls); 16:00-17:00 dinner at the local pub (example Queen’s Head); 17:00 Departure; 20:00 Hammersmith, London.
Tour manager: Maxim
Hotels booked: The Nelson Hotel.
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