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I have just returned off a few days holiday cruising up the River Chet to Loddon. The narrow channel at the entrance to the river is most interesting and quite a challenge as one is met by a series of tight bends and channel markers before easing out a little. Once again the narrow river reminded me of the Oxford Canal and there were some superb views across the Norfolk landscape and across Hardley Flood. Much wildlife could be observed and i can see why this river is so popular with anglers? Once at Loddon we settled for the free moorings just before the staithe on the port side up to the village and delightful and peaceful it was too. We stayed for two days. This was my first trip up to Loddon and i must say i thoroughly enjoyed it and will certainly make a return trip to this delightful and rural area.

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Hi Dave

I second what you say, the Chet is definately one of Norfolk's (and Suffolk's) gems.

Next time you are out have a trip a bit further up and head to Rockland, the last bit down to the staithe will test any helmsman, even my little Birchwood felt too large at times.
The New Inn is a very nice pub, with good food and a fair beer selection and the walk to Rockland village is very nice too.
Just remember to keep to the channel on Rockland Broad.


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Thanks Chris. Yes The Chet is a little gem indeed.
I'll bear the Rockland trip in mind.
Perhaps if you have day off the same time as me, we can arrange a "mini cruise meet up"!

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Ahhh The Chet, good fun when you meet either Pink or White Champagne on a blind corner on it! lol

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Even better fun when you are trying to navigate a boat of this size down the Chet, I took Magnifique from Sabena Marine down there, I now stick to smaller boats, but whatever the size of your boat it's well worth the trip.
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We didn't make it up the Chet this time "down south", but did spend a lovely afternoon and night at Rockland. It is a bit narrow on the bit from the broad to the moorings in a 12' wide vessel, especially when met by a Connoisseur coming the other way, with an inexperienced helm. Still, we squeezed past and nothing more than a rub of fenders. Only three boats at the moorings too!

When at Rockland, do try the 4.5 mile circular walk up to the Beauchamp Arms. I did it at 6:00am on Tuesday and was treated to sightings of Kingfishers and a pair of Chinese Water Deer. Wonderful!!

Cheers

Mark


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