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Aug-10-2011 @ 2:02 PM                           Permalink
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Hi Guys it's probably 15 years since my last visit, I'm trying to get a rough plan in my head for a route and can't remember the sort of distances we managed last time we came.

We will be picking a boat up at Wroxham next Friday for a week. We don't have anywhere in particular in mind to visit so are totally open route wise. We are coming to relax not rack up the miles.

We are hiring a small sailing boat to drag round for the kids to mess around on so it would be nice to moor up for the afternoon or night on a larger broad or somewhere safe to use that.

Last time we came (pre kids) our daily schedule looked something like this:
We did most of the travelling in the morning, moored up early afternoon,  had a bit of lunch, went for a walk to explore the local area returned to the boat for our tea (if we didn't get diverted to the pub) did a couple of hours fishing then went to the pub or had a few drinks on the boat.

What sort of mileage should I be looking at for 3-4 hours?

Any suggestions of routes, good moorings where we can use the boat / fish which are close to interesting walks / local amenities / a pub gratefully received.

Oh we are also hoping to pick up a few geocaches along the way if that makes any difference

Thanks in advance.

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Andy

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Hi and welcome
This link to the NSBA website will give you info on mileage
http://www.thegreenbook.org.uk/home/distances.asp

Average of say 5 mph with 4 mph on the narrow bits and 3mph on the even narrower bits and you should be able to sort something out

I should have added that the entire website has lots of info
http://www.thegreenbook.org.uk/home/home.asp


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Welcome to the forum.

You say its been a while since you have been, but you seem to have things sorted.

Your itinerary matches my ideal time on the Broads.

Another link you might like is a "metro" version of the times between key points on the broads. Its fun, and although needs to be treated as a non-exact timetable, as far as your timeframe is concerned it will do well. We use it, as we are in unfamiliar area of the north rivers, having only recently started to explore this area of the Broads.

I love the idea of pottering around a broad in a sailing dinghy that you have dragged around behind you. It'll be fun.

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Thanks for the info, there is some good info on there.

Just looking on the map, taking into consideration we only have a week and keeping the sailing in mind, it would appear we will be spending the week on the River Bure between Wroxham South Walsham and the River Ant, we can't get under Potter Heigham and there doesn't appear to be any Broads after South Walsham until well past Great Yarmouth.
Can anyone think of any reason to progress any further?
Is there anything west of Wroxham?

Just need a list of must not miss; villages, pubs, restaurants etc now... Anyone  Playful Wink

Regards
Andy

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Don't forget to visit Womack Water (off the Thurne) for Ludham Village. Lots of history, walks, shops, pub, and a little broad to sail in.

Nigel
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