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Valeriejones
May-15-2013 @ 9:38 PM                           Permalink
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Could anyone advice me on the mooring overnight at norwich, some of the reviews are quite off putting, and if it is advisable to avoid this, can anyone give me advice on the nearest safe mooring where we could get a taxi or bus into the city.
Thank you for any help.
Val

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Hello Valerie. We moored at the yacht station the second week of the Easter holiday. It was absolutely fine but then it was midweek. Having moored there several times I would avoid Friday and Saturday nights like the plague. It can get very noisy. You could moor at Thorpe Green if you can get under the bridges or at The Commisioner's Cut and get a taxi into the city. Hope this helps.


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Lots of folk recommend using Commisioners Cut and getting a bus into Norwich. The moorings at Norwich are fine with good facilities. The problems tend to be with rather lively Yoof Friday and Saturday nights. I've moored overnight many times including weekends and had no problems though. Its not the cheapest mooring on the Broads though!



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Also worth pointing out that I found Norwich very quiet on a Sunday with a lot of places closed.

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May-15-2013 @ 11:29 PM                           Permalink
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Thank you everyone for the good advice, we will avoid mooring their and try the other moorings that you have suggested, failing that we will make sure it's a week day if we do decide to go into the norwich moorings.
Thank you very much for the replies, it is much appreciated.
Val

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I've taken and berthed 'B.A' at the yacht station on a few occasions now, Friday/Saturdays included and as of yet never had a problem.  One Saturday evening late on I wandered up and back down the main drag - quite entertaining with no trouble at all.

Oh and btw - the yacht station facilities are very good


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Norwich is one of our usual stops always stopped at the yacht station and be it mid-week / weekend / friday or saturday never had any issues at all, ok it can get a bit fruity nearby but ive never personally witnessed or experienced any bother there.

nice moorings excellent facilities and very handy for a trip around historic Norwich with all it has to offer.

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You're welcome to moor at Kingfisher Boatyard if we have space.

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Valerie hi,
The last time I moored at Norwich yacht station CCTV had been installed monitoring the moorings.  In addition large solid vertical rings were fitted along the moorings to loop the ropes through and tie the boat on board rather than on the bank.  Also the water was turned off when moorings unattended. This would have prevented the situation I witnessed the result of back in the 70's when some mindless xxxxxxxx put a hose in the back of someone’s boat and turned it on whilst the occupants were asleep leaving it running all night until the occupants awoke the next morning to carnage.  

I spoke to one of the yacht station staff who told me that vandalism was rare since the installation of CCTV and that tying the boat on board made it more difficult for the perpetrator as he may have to board your boat to untie the ropes and that by boarding your boat making it a more serious crime than slipping ropes off a post.  As an extra precaution he advised dropping the mud weight.

As others have rightfully advised, it’s not far from Thorpe St Andrew.  If you do decide to moor at the green just through Thorpe bridge the bridge is very low at high water so you would need to check the tides to ensure you have sufficient clearance for when you wish to leave.  Also as others have said if you could moor at Commissioners Cut this has no bridge to negotiate.


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Hi, Valerie,

Although you specified taxi or bus into Norwich, another possibility is to get into one of the yards at Brundall and get a train in. This is what we used to do when the ladies fancied a bit of "Big City" retail experience!

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