Is it easy to drive a boat on the Norfolk Broads?
It’s easy – The Norfolk Broads are a great place to start boating as there are no locks to worry about and the rivers are much wider than the canals.
Can you moor a boat anywhere on the Norfolk Broads?
Can we moor anywhere? You are welcome to sensibly moor anywhere unless stated “No Mooring”. There are many places that you can moor free of charge; however there are also places where there is a charge for mooring, such as the yacht stations at Norwich and Great Yarmouth where facilities are available.
Do you need a Licence to drive a boat on the Norfolk Broads?
No license is required and no previous experience is needed to hire a boat on the Norfolk Broads. As we explain later, you will be given a thorough tour of your boat and hands on experience of driving it when you arrive at the boatyard.
Which Norfolk Broads are navigable?
The navigable Broads are: Barton Broad and Sutton Broad. Other non-navigable Broads and expanses of water to explore are: North Walsham & Dilham Canal, Dilham Broad, Turkey Broad, Alderfen Broad, Crome’s Broad, Catfield Broad, Broad Fen Ant Broads & Marshes (NNR), Calthorpe Broad (NNR).
Which is the best part of the Norfolk Broads?
10 Sights on the Norfolk Broads you Won’t Want to Miss
- How Hill. A real must see on your boating holiday is How Hill Trust.
- Ranworth. A ‘must-see’ on any trip to the Norfolk Broads…
- Thurne Mill.
- Hickling Broad Nature Reserve.
- Sunken Wherries on Surlingham Broad.
- Norwich Cathedral.
How much does it cost to moor a boat on the Norfolk Broads?
Natural moorings in the heart of The Norfolk Broads Boats a minimum 20 feet in length up to 24 feet, in stern-on pens are charged at £51.50 per foot per annum and boats over 24 feet in length, in either stern-on or side-on pens, are charged at £55 per foot per annum – no VAT to pay!
Can you anchor on the Norfolk Broads?
Small vessels should not anchor in the port area except in an emergency. Moorings are on Hall Quay, south of Haven Bridge, on the east side. For full Port information please visit the Peel Ports website. Both Haven and Breydon Bridge lift to give access from Great Yarmouth to Norwich or Oulton Broad.
Can you get lost on the Norfolk Broads?
You have the freedom to travel anywhere on the Norfolk Broads system. You can cruise for as little or as long as you like, though our advice to not travel for so long that you pass by delightful villages or places of interest. You will not get lost as all river junctions and Broads are signposted.
Which is best North or South Norfolk Broads?
If you are on a short break, starting on the Northern Broads then generally we recommend sticking to the Northern side and exploring all of the Broads and villages there. Same on the Southern Broads, if you start there it is best to stay south on a short break, you could still reach the City of Norwich easily.
How deep is the water on the Norfolk Broads?
The total area of the Broads is 303sq km (117 sq miles) and is made up of 7 rivers and 63 Broads, most of which are less than 4m deep.
Do you have to pay for moorings on the Norfolk Broads?
The Broads Authority provides a network of free 24 hour moorings. Many more are available at places such as staithes, public houses and boatyards although these may charge a fee (moorings marked DP16 have been provided as part of a planning condition and charges may apply).
Do you need to book moorings on Norfolk Broads?
No need to pre book moorings. Alternative to getting to Norwich you could go to Beccles or Oulton Broad. Although I live near Oulton Broad it is probably only worth it for the journey and, if you are interested and it fits your schedule, the Powerboat Racing.
Can I use my boat on the Broads?
You’ll need a toll, insurance and safety certificate to use your own vessel on the Broads.
Can you drink water on Norfolk Broads?
The water tanks are used for both drinking and washing so need to be refilled regularly depending on your usage. Start off by refilling daily until you get a feel for how much water you are using. You can fill up at any Blakes or Hoseasons boatyard and at some village staithes and local authority moorings.
Which is the prettiest part of the Norfolk Broads?
Are Norfolk Broads salt water?
The barrier at Herbert Woods boat yard in Potter Heigham, Norfolk Broads, is raised when surge tides are expected. This is to prevent salt water from entering the boat yard where shoals of freshwater fish, which gather in the boat yard during the winter, are protected from salt water.
Are you allowed to swim in the Broads?
When the weather is warm it can be very tempting to go for a swim in the Broads. This is potentially very dangerous without the benefit of support from an open water swimming organisation. The Broads Authority strongly advises against entering the water unless part of an organised event.
Can you drink on the Broads?
The only way to be absolutely safe on the basis of the Broads Authority stuff quoted above is not to drink anything and be on the safe side.
Which is better north or south broads?
The north side of the Norfolk Broads has more villages, shops and boatyards. The northern side tends to be busier than the south, especially in peak times. The southern Broads are more tidal than the north & it is a lot quieter and more rural, with less competition for moorings.
Can You Go Boating on the Norfolk Broads?
However there is a way to enjoy a holiday on the water without all that – by boating on The Norfolk Broads. The Norfolk Broads (situated across Norfolk, obvs), are a little wider and easier to navigate with absolutely no locks in sight.
Where can I find information about walks on the Norfolk Broads?
Walks are pinned at the nearest point from a mooring, more detailed information on walking trails can be found by visiting Norfolk County Council’s Interactive Norfolk Trails. If you are looking to book a boating holiday on the Norfolk Broads browse our cruisers.
Are there any charts for the Norfolk and Suffolk Broads?
In addition there are several charts that would be useful to all who boat on The Norfolk Broads. The Norfolk and Suffolk Broads consists of approximately 125 miles of lock free navigable waterways. The longest direct cruising route is 57 ¾ miles and is Norwich to Coltishall.
Where is the best place to go fishing in Norfolk?
You may choose to go to a beach resort such as Lowestoft or Yarmouth, visit a quaint Broadland Village, or simply relax outside a picturesque riverside pub. Others may prefer to moor up in the middle of nowhere and do a spot of fishing. The Norfolk Broads fishing season is June 16 to March 14.