Cruising the River Bure Cruising the River Bure
Suggested 4 day itinerary starting from Reedham
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Day 1 afternoon
Reedham to Brundall
Cruise up the River Yare, past the chain ferry which is stationed outside the Reedham Ferry Inn, ensuring you stay well away from it's chains as you pass. Soon you will see the entrance to the River Chet on the left bank. You will be travelling down it tomorrow, but for now continue on passing the huge sugar processing factory at Cantley on your right. Cruise on past the two entrances to Rockland Broad on your left. A little further on is the village of Brundall. Take the second of the two narrow dykes on your right. Proceed slowly down the dyke until you see the Silverline Marine Boatyard. You are able to moor overnight here.
9 miles.
Journey time 2 hrs 15 mins
Day 2 morning
Brundall to Rockland Broad
A short cruise this morning back down the River Yare will see you at the entrance to Rockland Broad on your right. Cruise down the dyke until it widens out into Rockland Broad. Keep to the marked channel, which will lead you across the Broad to another narrow dyke at the head of which are your moorings.
2.5 miles.
Journey time 45 mins
Day 2 afternoon
Rockland Broad to Loddon
Cruise back down the dyke to the Broad. Take the left hand channel across this time, which will lead you back to another dyke before emerging onto the River Yare. Take a right turn and proceed on past the Cantley sugar factory until you see the entrance to the River Chet on your left, signposted to Loddon. Turn up the Chet and continue cruising until you meet the outskirts of Loddon. Moorings are available either on the left bank just before the boatyards on your right, or at the end of the dyke, in a mooring basin, which is nearer to the town centre.
10 miles.
Journey time 2 hours 15 mins
Day 3 morning
Loddon to Somerleyton
Retrace your steps back down the Chet, turning right at the junction with the River Yare. Continue on past the chain ferry and Reedham, where you started your holiday. Pass under the rail swing bridge. Immediately after the river forks. Take the right hand channel, The New Cut, which leads to St Olaves. At the far end of The New Cut, the channel meets the River Waveney. A left turn here would bring you to St Olaves but this morning, we are aiming for Somerleyton so take a right turn and cruise on past the derelict swing bridge pier. Continue on until you see the railway swing bridge which crosses the Waveney at Somerleyton. Your moorings are on your left, a little way before the bridge.
11 miles.
Journey time 2 hrs 15 mins
Day 3 afternoon
Somerleyton to Oulton Broad
Continue on, passing under the rail swing bridge. Eventually you will see that the river forks. Take the left hand channel marked for Oulton Broad. Cruise on until the river broadens out to a lake. This is Oulton Broad and moorings are available at the far end either outside the Wherry Inn or inside the Yacht Station (not just for yachts) which is situated on the right.
6.5 miles.
Journey time 1 hr 30 mins
Day 4 morning
Oulton Broad to Beccles
Return back across the Broad and cruise along the adjoining dyke. At the junction with the River Waveney, take the signposted left hand turn towards Beccles. Pass the Waveney River Centre on your right before some distance later, arriving at Beccles. Moorings are available at the Yacht Station, which is located on the left bank just after passing under the first road bridge.
7 miles
Journey time 1 hour 45 mins
Day 4 afternoon
Beccles to St Olaves
Retrace your steps back down the Waveney, past the Waveney River Centre. Shortly after you arrive at the junction with Oulton Dyke. Take the left hand channel and cruise on past Somerleyton and it's rail swing bridge until you see the junction with The New Cut on your left hand side. Go past the entrance towards St Olaves, which is a short distance away. Moorings are available either outside the public house on your right next to the road bridge, or just after you pass under the bridge, also on the right bank.
10 miles.
Journey time 2 hours 15 mins
Day 5 morning
St Olaves to Reedham
Go back up the Waveney, taking a right turn at the junction with The New Cut. Reedham your start point, is at the far end of the Cut. Allow enough time for the cruise to arrive at your boatyard at the designated hand back time.
4.5 miles.
Journey time 1 hr 15 mins
The moorings at Reedham
The mooring basin at Loddon
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