Most towns and villages and
many of the places featured in this guide can be reached by public
transport, so why not leave the car behind and explore the Broads
by other means? For more information about all the things that you
can see and do by public transport contact the Broads Information
On foot: The Yare Valley is subject to intermittent
flooding during the winter months. Paths can be muddy at these times.
Sturdy footwear is imperative all year round. Flood alleviation
work will affect the footpaths along the River Chet in 2005/06.
Diversions will be clearly signed on the ground and riverside paths
will be reopened as soon as is possible.
Train: Broads stations are located at; Norwich,
Brundall, Buckenham, Cantley, Reedham, Berney Arms, Great Yarmouth.
Tel. National Rail Enquiries 08457 484950 for information. www.onerailway.com
Bus: Traveline Tel. 0870 6082608 for information.
Cycle: There are miles of quiet country lanes and
tracks to explore in this largely undiscovered part of Norfolk.
Cycles can be hired from Whitlingham Country Park – Outdoor
Education Programme Tel. 01493 368129.
River bus: Why not do part of your journey by river
bus and walk back. It stops at Whitlingham Park and Coldham Hall
on a scheduled route.
Boat: There are free 24 hour moorings along the route and many pubs
have customer moorings. Why not mix boot with boat to get a view
of the Wherryman’s Way from water and land. The RSPB, City
Boats and other organisations run occasional boat trips and tours
along the Yare Valley Tel. 01603 610734 for more details.
(includes day boat hire)
Want to experience a wherry?
The trading wherry, Albion, can be chartered from Ludham. Contact
Norfolk Wherry Trust tel 01493 740140. Another trading wherry, Maud,
has recently been restored. Olive, Norada and Hathor (two wherry
yachts and a pleasure wherry), can be chartered for cruises from
Wroxham. Contact Wherry Yacht Charter Charitable Trust tel 01508
530793. White Moth, another wherry yacht, can be chartered from
the Norfolk Broads Yachting Company tel 01692 631330.
Every summer the Broads Authority charters some of the remaining
wherries and offers a series of short sailing trips during August.
For details of how to enjoy this unique experience of sailing in
Edwardian style and comfort, contact the Broads Information Centres.