What is the Wherryman’s
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
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.
Norwich Tourist Information Centre
Tel. 01603 727927
Great Yarmouth Tourist Information Centre
Tel. 01493 842195
Broads Authority Information Centres
Tel. 01603 610734