Cruising the River Bure Cruising the River Bure
Suggested 3 day Itinerary starting from Loddon
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Day 1 afternoon
Loddon to Brundall
Cruise down the River Chet until you meet the junction with the River Yare. Take a left turn here and continue up the Yare, past the huge sugar factory at Cantley on the right bank and the Beauchamp Arms a little further away on your left bank. Pass by the two entrances to Rockland Broad on your left before arriving at the outskirts of Brundall and your moorings for the night. See our guide for mooring locations.
11 miles. Journey time 2 hrs 15 mins
Day 2 morning
Brundall to Reedham
Retrace your steps back down the River Yare, past the entrances to Rockland Broad, the Beauchamp Arms, the sugar factory at Cantley and the entrance to the River Chet where your home boatyard is located. A little further on you will see the Reedham Ferry, which crosses by dragging itself along chains which run the width of the river. If it is moving, be sure to stay well away from the chains. Around the next bend of the river you will see Reedham Quay, the location of your moorings. Be sure to approach against the flow of tide, which will give you more control when approaching the riverbank. A quay ranger will be in attendance should you require assistance when mooring.
9 miles. Journey time 2 hr 15 mins
Day 2 afternoon
Reedham to Oulton Broad
Ensure you leave the mooring against the tidal flow of the river so as to avoid being swept into the boat moored next to you. The quay ranger will be able to help if you need assistance. Cruise on down the River Yare, under the rail swing bridge. Shortly after, you will see that the river forks. Take the right hand channel, down the New Cut. At the far end is the junction with the River Waveney. Turn right here and cruise on for a while, passing under the rail swing bridge at Somerleyton. Eventually you will that the river forks. Take the left hand channel down Oulton Dyke, which will bring you to Oulton Broad. At the far end of the Broad are your moorings for the evening, either outside the Wherry Inn or just to it's right, Oulton Broad Yacht Station (not just for yachts).
11.5 miles. Journey time 2 hrs 30 mins
Day 3 morning
Oulton Broad to St Olaves
Make your way back across Oulton Broad towards Oulton Dyke. Cruise on towards the junction with the River Waveney then take the right channel. Continue your cruise passing the rail swing bridge at Somerleyton and the entrance to The New Cut on your left hand side. St Olaves is just a little further on, marked by the road bridge which crosses the river here. Moorings are available either just before the bridge, outside the Bell Inn or beyond the bridge on your right hand side. Be sure to approach your mooring running against the tidal stream, which will assist in slowing your boat as you come alongside.
8.5 miles. Journey time 2 hrs
Day 3 afternoon
St Olaves to Loddon
The tide runs fast here so be sure to leave your mooring against the tidal stream so as to have more control, even if that means turning your boat before setting out. Once out into the river, retrace your steps back up to the junction with The New Cut on your right. Cruise on down The New Cut, which meets the River Yare at the far end. Take a left turn, cruising under Reedham rail swing bridge and on past the village and the Reedham Ferry. Shortly after on your left is the junction with the River Chet and your home boatyard at Loddon. Continue cruising down the Chet. At the far end is the location of your home boatyard.
8.5 miles. Journey time 2 hrs
Day 4 morning
Loddon to Home boatyard
Time to return to your home boatyard if you have opted to spend the last night on the public moorings.
0 miles Journey time 0 mins
Loddon moorings
The moorings at Reedham Quayside
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