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yogilee
Jul-07-2013 @ 9:01 PM                           Permalink
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Hi everyone!  Just looking for some advice.  Me and my other half are going on a boating holiday from Saturday 28th September for one week leaving from Wroxham.  

We have decided to stick to the north broads.  We would like to spend a couple of days in Great Yarmouth.  Do you think this is do-able without having to rush and at that time of the year bearing in mind it will be getting dark around 6:30pm.

What sort of travelling times are we talking from different places in the north?

Neither of us has been to Norfolk before, can anyone recommend any nice days out/things to do in the area we will be?

Would be grateful for any help!  Thanks  Smile  Lee & Sarah

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Jul-07-2013 @ 9:37 PM                           Permalink
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Best advice is not to worry about visiting Yarmouth !

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Wouldn't worry about Yarmouth either and as for great days out your guaranteed 7 where ever you go

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I would not agree with that at all. If you want to visit Yarmouth then yes you will have the time to do it & don't worry about being beginners as the guys at the yacht station are brilliant & will talk you in & sort out your ropes. We were told first time out probably best not to do Yarmouth & don't know what all the fuss was about . Just remember to time your arrival for slack water that will make things easier for you & if you spend a day or two exploring other areas up north first that will help you get a feel for the craft & how she handles.


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You have 7 great days on the broads and all the lovely villages you be going past. Personally I wouldn't waste a whole day in Yarmouth, I would spend most of the day cruising around moor up late afternoon and just go there for the evening.

Chris

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Jul-07-2013 @ 11:13 PM                           Permalink
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Guys lee & Sarah IMO arent asking if it is worth going to Yarmouth but are saying they WANT to go to Yarmouth & are just asking for advice in if it is possible to get there in the time they have (which it is).
Lee & Sarah if you're looking for other places to visit may I suggest Horning a lovely little village with some good pubs & very picturesque not very far out of Wroxham & would make an excellent first night stop.

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Personally I'd head for Potter Heigham at least for half a day. If your boat will fit then I'd go under Potter Heigham Bridge and up to Hickling Broad, sheer magic.

Yarmouth is not what it once was as a holiday resort so I do have some sympathy with those who knock it. That said my wife & I enjoy a day out there, slumming it! Greasy chips and bacon
rolls on the market, classic Yarmouth fodder. The Model Village is fun but some of the other attractions charge top dollar plus. The staff at the yacht station are really helpful. Mind
you, by the end of September much of Yarmouth will have closed or run down for the winter.

Go through Wroxham and up to Coltishall if you can, a delightful trip.

Howe Hill on the Ant is another nice spot.



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When we go on the Broads in October we too plan a day in G.Y. The tides and early onset of Darkness are not good for us, also one of our party has limited mobility and would not be able to get on or off the boat at low tide with the six foot rise and fall. So we intend mooring at Potter Heigham and catching the number 6 bus outside Lathams  and visiting GY that way. The last bus back is about 5 55pm from the  Market Gates

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"So we intend mooring at Potter Heigham and catching the number 6 bus outside Lathams  and visiting GY that way. The last bus back is about 5 55pm from the  Market Gates"
  and i must agree with this , this is one of the best ways to do and visit gt yarmouth  without going all the way there and having to deal with the rise and fall of the tides, it doesn't have to be potter heigham, you can get the no 6 bus ,from either ludham (womack water ) sutton , stalham , or moor acle /stracey arms and get a taxi in ,



steve and vicky

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Thanks for all the advice.  Yarmouth was just an idea, it's not set in
stone.  We're actually thinking of leaving it and spending the week
exploring the little villages instead Smile  

Would you recommend a visit to Norwich?



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