Cruising the River Bure Cruising the River Bure
Suggested 3 day Itinerary starting from Stalham
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Day 1 afternoon
Stalham to Ludham Bridge
Cruise towards and over Barton Broad ensuring you keep between the navigational posts. At the far end is a channel which will take you past the pretty village of Irstead. Further on you pass How Hill before approaching Ludham Bridge. Moorings are available either side of the river, before the bridge.
6.5 miles.
Journey time 1 hour 30 mins
Day 2 morning
Ludham Bridge to Wroxham
Carry on under Ludham Bridge. A short time later the River Ant meets the River Bure. At the junction turn right and proceed up the Bure past the entrance to Ranworth Broad on your left and the village of Horning on your right. Continue past the entrances to Salhouse and Wroxham Broads until you reach Wroxham. Moorings are available at any of the hire boatyards before Wroxham Bridge.
8.5 miles.
Journey time 2 hours
Day 2 afternoon
Wroxham to Horning
Retrace your steps back down the Bure for the short journey to the village of Horning. You can moor outside any of the three public houses which line the riverbank.
5 miles.
Journey time 1 hour 15 mins
Day 3 morning
Horning to Neatishead
Carry on in the same direction down the River Bure until you come to the junction with the River Ant on your left. Continue up the Ant, past Ludham Bridge and Irstead until you see the wide expanse of Barton Broad. You will see that the navigational channel posts diverge in front of you. Take the left hand channel across Barton. This will take you to a dyke leading past Gays Staithe on your left and further on down a narrow channel to the village of Neatishead. Moorings are available down a dyke on the left hand side.
9 miles.
Journey time 2 hours 15 mins
Day 3 afternoon
Neatishead to Sutton Staithe
Head back out the way you came towards Barton Broad along the marked channel. At the yellow and black marker post, take the channel to the left heading up Barton. At the far end you will recognise the channel leading from Barton which you travelled down at the start of your holiday. Continue towards Stalham looking out for the channel leading off to the right with a marker post for Sutton. At the end of this channel is Sutton Staithe with it's moorings on the left.
3.5 miles.
Journey time 45 mins
Day 4 morning
Sutton Staithe to home boatyard in Stalham
Allow enough time to arrive at your designated hand back time of your boatyard. You will need to cruise back down towards the main channel then turn right towards Stalham.
1.5 miles
Journey time 30 mins
Wroxham
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