Single full day hire is
9am to 5pm summer daylight hours
and 9am to 4pm winter daylight hours
You are welcome to moore your boat at your holiday cottage (with the permission of the owner)
Hirer must be over 21
Minimum of 2 adult passengers per boat
Our boats are not to be moved after dark and are not to be slept on.
Our boats can not travel under Potter Heigham bridge or past Acle bridge
FOR SAFETY AND ENJOYMENT OF OTHER BOATERS ON THE BROADS
WE MAY REFUSE HANDOVER TO ANY PARTY THAT WE DEEM UNSUITABLE.
THIS MAY BE FOR VARIOUS REASONS INCLUDING
THOSE SHOWING IRRESPONSIBLE BEHAVIOUR
OR THOSE LOOKING FOR A BOOZY DAY OUT ON A BOAT
(We reserve the right to repossess the boat at any time)
HORNING, RANWORTH & SOUTH WALSHAM, SALHOUSE, HOVETON, WROXHAM & COLTISHALL
Horning is a quiet, picturesque, waterside, Broadland village on the river Bure. An ideal location to start your day out.
From this central location you can enjoy a fantastic experience of the Norfolk broads and make some happy memories.
The village itself hosts some small and unique shops perfect for picking up a tasty treat before departure on your boat. And should you be looking to do some fishing on your day out we are located right next to a fantastic fishing tackle shop (Bass on line) should you need and last minute bits or some local knowledge. There are several pubs and restaurants in the village well worth a visit once you have finished your day with us for your evening meal before returning home or to your holiday property.
There are many beautiful holiday cottages to rent alongside the river. Many holiday cottage have mooring so you can hire a boat to go with your cottage for several days. Our rates are discounted for multiple days so view our price list and grab a bargain.
Ranworth is located on Malthouse Broad approximately 45 minutes cruise from Horning
Ranworth is a popular choice for families as it has lots to explore
Helens church where you can climb the tower, the views from up there are breathtaking. St Helens church (known as the cathedral of the broads) dates back to 1370.it has some splendid woodwork, including a painted rood-
There is a board walk through reeds and Carr woodland down to a thatched, floating visitors centre on Ranworth Broad. This centre is run by the Norfolk Wildlife Trust. The board walk is a great adventure and is suitable for buggies and wheelchairs. There is plenty of wildlife to see and hear especially the rare Swallow tail butterfly. The visitor centre itself has lots of interpretation about how the broads were created and the wildlife that live here. They are visited annually by swallows and have a camera inside of a nest to view the hatching chicks. There are binoculars for visitors to use and a children's activities upstairs. There are no toilets at the centre and dogs are not allowed on the board walk.
Ranworth Broad is said to be haunted by a 12th century monk rowing his boat in the early morning mist!
The Maltster's pub is a good place to eat with a extensive menu and a wood fire pizza den out side. This pub is dog friendly in the bar area and even has an doggie stop with blankets bowls and fresh water and dog treats can also be purchased inside.
The Granary tea room is a lovely place to stop for a cup of tea, light bite or slice of cake. The Staithe has a public toilet, shop and plenty of places to sit and have a picnic.
ST BENET`S ABBEY
Approximately 1 hour cruising from Horning is St Benet`s Abbey, the ruins of a Anglo Saxon monastery.
A easy place to Moor up with 60 spaces! The remaining ruins are very interesting indeed and a ideal opportunity to stretch your legs and wonder around.
MP3 guided history tours can be downloaded from www.stbenetsabby.org to accompany your visit.
Free guided tours take place every Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday at 3 PM and from the beginning of May to the end of September.
There are no facilities her and dogs must be kept on leads.
Approximately 1 hours cruise from Horning towards Wroxham is Salhouse Broad.
A pretty Broad with lost of mooring space. There is a sandy shore here and a nice woodland walk. Get tasty homemade delights and beverages from ‘The Hungry Otter’ shack or Woodbastwick village is about a 30 minute walk to the left of the car park and has the Fur and Feather pub and Woofordes brewery. Salhouse is a 30 minute walk from the right of the car park and has The Bell Inn ( the Bell Inn offers a pick-
You also can moor up on the central island and purchase a ice cream from the ice cream boat or moor on the staithe at Hoveton Great Broad and follow the nature trail (dogs not permitted).
HOVETON AND WROXHAM -
Just over an hours cruise you will come into the villages of Hoveton and Wroxham. The cruise itself will take you past some beautiful scenery as well as stunning houses coming out of Horning and going into Wroxham.
The villages of Hoveton and Wroxham have almost merged into one with each village growing on either bank of the river.
Many call the whole town Wroxham when in fact most businesses are actually situated in Hoveton including the famous ‘Roy’s of Wroxham’ which has been in its current location since 1899 and is bearer of the title of “World’s largest village store” since the 1930’s -
There are plenty of places to visit in Wroxham and lots of eateries -
If you are looking for something for the children you will find “Wroxham miniature Worlds” which is the worlds largest indoor modelling attraction stretching over 10,000 square feet.
Is approx 2¼ Hours cruise along the River Bure and then left onto the River Thurne. You pass Thurne Dyke which has the 200 year old Thurne Dyke Drainage mill which is a working windmill and holds open days. Moor up at Thurne Dyke and stop for a spot of lunch at “The Lion” which offers space inside and out to eat and drink or they also offer take out should you wish to go back to your boat and watch the world go by on water. Continue up the Thurne passing the picturesque houses on the river going into the pretty village of Potter Heigham. Like many towns and villages in Norfolk, Potter Heigham is hundreds of years old. One of the most famous sights in the area is the village’s medieval bridge (YOU MUST NOT GO UNDER THE BRIDGE IN OUR HIRE BOAT). Built around 1385, the bridge carries road traffic over the River Thurne. The bridge is well known among boaters on the broads and is a popular destination the first weekend in July to watch the sail boats demasting whilst travelling on their approach to the bridge whilst competing in the famous “Three Rivers Race”.
In Potter Heigham there is the famous Lathams Store where discount bargains can be found for the shoppers amongst you and there is also a pretty little little gift shop “Lovely’s” where you can pick up a little something to remind you of your holiday/day out.
There are 2 pubs within the village offering food and drinks, a post office/convenience store, fish & chips and also a couple of cafes and a burger stall which always seems to have a queue.
If you want to stretch your legs there are plenty of walks to do along the river picking up on the well known trail of “Weavers Way”
LUDHAM BRIDGE, HOW HILL, IRSTEAD, BARTON BROAD, GAYS STAITHE, NEATISHEAD, SUTTON & WAYFORD BRIDGE
THURNE, POTTER HEIGHAM, WOMACK,