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Richard1969
Aug-04-2005 @ 11:27 AM                           Permalink
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I have hired a boat for the first time for the first week in September - starting in Norwich. Haven't really planned what to do or a route yet (must get round to this in the next few weeks Smile )  Can anyone recommend a 'must have' guide to the Broads covering things such as moorings, shops, riverside pubs/restaurants, places to see, fishing spots - that kind of thing. I've ordered a copy of The Broadcaster and downloaded info from Broadsnet and norfolkbroads.com . I'd ideally like all this in a single book - is there one out there? Apologies in advance as I expect this has been asked a million times before!

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Hi mate Welcome.
Go to the bottom of the page.
look under pub guide
Shops and businesses.
if you have the time its all there.
Also read holiday tales, full of interesting stuff. Smile

roya

now about my bilges.

ps you can buy the sites one on line its top hole.

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Too be honest Richard, so many of the businesses and pubs change hands over the Winter that trying to keep a guide book upto date for the limited circulation is almost impossible.

You will probably find the most upto date imformation on the threads on this site and in the shops and busineses section that Roya suggests.

Half the fun of the broads for me is exploring and finding new places for myself.

If you find any real gems, don't forget to report back here afterwards.

Enjoy your holiday.

Keith

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Once you've checked out all the info on this site there are two other guides to consider.

'What to do on the Norfolk Broads' is a book available from quite a few outlets on the Broads. It's updated every couple of years and covers the sort of things you are asking about. It's sort of a 'beginners guide' but we tend to buy it every few years anyway for updated information. Don't know the publisher, someone else might?

The definitive navigation guide is called Hamilton's Navigations. It's quite a technical book (not many piccies) and comes complete with its own set of charts. It's an excellent reference book but not particularly geared up for tourists.

http://www.hamiltonpublications.com/index.html

Whatever you choose, I think an hour or two reading this site will give you much more up-to-date 'inside information' than any written guide!

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Subtle plug time Smile  Why not try Your First Time on the Norfolk Broads and The Norfolk Broads Guide both published by this forum.

The first timers guide is a good, short, informative and fun read.

THE GUIDE is about as up-to-date as you could want as it is created directly from the online guide available on this site.

If you don't want to shell out the pennies for the printed versions (the cover price is worth it for Pauls cover art alone!) you can download PDF versions from the downloads section.

End of subtle plug, now if you need a good guide to boats on the broads you could always try... what was the link again ?

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...add your reviews to the business guide at the same time

"No I'm not clueless it just that my wife is below decks at the moment!"  Bill...

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Jarrolds 'What to do on the Norfolk Broads' has in fact been replaced by 'The complete guide to the Norfolk Broads' with colour pictures and more text. This however is not going to be reviewed on a biannual basis.

I'm just wondered whether how to find the guides should not be mentioned in the mast head at the top of these pages.

"No I'm not clueless it just that my wife is below decks at the moment!"  Bill...

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At the bottom of the page are links where you can obtain 'The complete guide to the Norfolk Broads', the GEO map, and the OS map.

With these three items, of course not forgetting our publications! You should be all set.

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Hi,

Can I just say thanks to all who replied and I've just ordered the books/maps that you suggested. Reading some of the stuff about 7ft tidal drops at Gt Yarmouth and remembering to leave enough rope when moored so that the boat is not left hanging in mid air does fill mewith slight trepidation! One more question - do the various free moorings get filled pretty quickly during the evenings in first week of September i.e you have to be moored by 6.00pm or earlier. We don't pick our boat up until 4.00pm on the first day and were hoping to get some distance away from Norwich (read about not mooring there due to possible trouble with locals) - any recommendations for a first night mooring an hour or 2 east from Norwich would be gratefully received - bear in mind we may not make progress as fast as you experts!  Wink   I'm sure all the questions will stop when I get my guide books!

Once again, many thanks in advance

Richard

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Which yard have you hired from?  Showing my ignorance, but I didn't think there were any yards still open in Norwich or Thorpe

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