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ukulele101
Jan-16-2015 @ 3:38 PM                           Permalink
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Hi Guys, this summer we will be boating on the Broads for the first time, 2 adults and 3 teenagers. We are going from Chedgrave and like most blokes i've started buying books and maps,any routes recommended we will be boating for a week. cheers...

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Ukulele hello and welcome.

You may find (River Waveney) Oulton Broad and Beccles well worth a visit.

If you are in to pubs there is a pub map and river distance chart etc on my website. Some of my usual Southern Broads pub stops are The Ferry at Reedham, The Beauchamp Arms at Buckenham, Coldham Hall Brundall, Ferry House Surlingham, The Waters Edge Bramerton and The Rush Cutters at Thorpe on the way to Norwich.

Forgot to mention that Loddon Staithe is a good overnight mooring for your last night on board.  Loddon is a lovely village with three pubs very close to the moorings.

Have a great holiday. Cheers

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Alan...
www.mynorfolkbroadsboating.co.uk/


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Where you sailing from? Chedgrave and loddon are lovely, where we usually sail from.  Everywhere is lovely, best advise is kick back relax and just cruise where the mood takes you.

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In the week you could really go where ever you want, if you want to go North you may have a couple of long days cruising, if it were me I would stay South and have a gentle cruise around The Waveney, Oulton Yare and Chet. Beccles is nice, as is Geldeston beyond there. Oulton Broad is great for a day and night and only a couple of miles from the sea at Lowestoft. On the Yare it is worth travelling all the way to the Wensum and into the centre of Norwich, lots of places to stop on the way including Rockland Broad, Surlingham Broad and Whittlingham Park. Lots to see on the South and no where near as busy as the Northern Rivers but the choice is yours.

What ever you chose I'm sure you will enjoy it.

Dave Cheers

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Welcome to the forum. I,m sure that when you arrive you will be swiftly bitten by the Broads boating bug. If I were you I would take heed of TT,s advice and stay on the southern rivers for your first trip - assuming your stay is for a single week or less. There,s plenty to see and do on the south side and you will find it a more leisurely experience if you don,t have to rush from south to north and back again in a relatively short period of time. I particularly recommend Surlingham Ferry Inn for reasonably priced good food.
               Best wishes, Brian.

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welcome to the forum, you will have a great time and find everyone helpfull, have a great holiday Smile

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I have done 3 trips with teenagers Mon -Fri and have just stayed south all from Reedham Many more options for teenagers in the south Easy to get into Norwich from the yacht station Waveney River Centre has pool Beccles an outdoor pool that you can moor up outside Oulton Broad is not too far from Lowestoft best take bus or train though The South is easier to moor at pubs and villages to eat especially in school holidays (we go in Summer Half Term so not too crowded) pm for more info

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Hi Ukelele

Welcome to the Forum.  Enjoy your research and planning.

We pick up in Loddon/Chedgrave and have always overlooked an overnight stay there, as mentioned it is a great village.

Plan you holiday according to your group's wishes.  If you want to cover distances with sight seeing then you can aim for destinations which are 20 miles away.  I know on our first trips we loved "driving" the boat and this was a big part of the holiday

If you wish to travel north this is within your grasp but you'll need to check the tide tables when crossing Breydon Water to pass under the low bridges and avoid the running tide in the Bure which is the river you travel when going north.

If you post your start date then you'll get some advice on the tides for that week.  



The pace of life down there
suits us

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I notice that the tide tables at the bottom of the page are working again they are exellent

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Hi and welcome

My own advice would be to go with the flow and not to be too dogmatic about a route / itinerary.

In a determined effort to stick to plan you can often see people rush past  outstanding views or fascinating wildlife .

I would also agree with the stay south brigade on your first trip. Yes you can get to the north but it is nearly two days out of your week  and in my opinion the bit between cantley in the south and acle in the north is the most uninteresting (almost dull ) bit of the entire navigation.  I exclude Breydon water from this faint praise of course but it doesn't really make up for the dullness of the rest of the Yarmouth to acle stretch.

In any event I hope you all have a great time

Graham

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