What is the Wherryman’s Way?

The Wherryman’s Way is in the Broads – Britain’s largest protected wetland. This installation is one of a number along this 35-mile recreational route following the course of the River Yare between Norwich and Great Yarmouth. The route takes its name from the wherry – a large cargo-carrying barge whose elegant black sails were a once common sight on these waters.

You can walk the whole route or explore parts of it by cycle, train and river bus. Alternatively you can explore one of the ten circular village walks en-route. Look out for the unique waymarkers along the route, which include figures, sculpture, information panels and audio points.

Click on the map to reveal the secrets of the Yare Valley in the heart of the Broads.

Want to know more?

Maps and guides: The OS Map (Explorer OL40 – The Broads) is a useful companion for the long-distance route or circular routes. Check out the Broadcaster visitor newspaper and the Broads mini-guide (both produced by the Broads Authority) for a comprehensive guide to events and activities on the Yare and Chet.

Information Centres:

Norwich Tourist Information Centre
Tel. 01603 727927

Great Yarmouth Tourist Information Centre
Tel. 01493 842195

Broads Authority Information Centres
Tel. 01603 610734