Getting Around

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 Centres.

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.

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.