Cruising the River Bure Cruising the River Bure
Suggested 4 day Itinerary starting from Wroxham
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Day 1 afternoon
Wroxham to Horning
Head down to Horning on the river Bure passing the entrances to Wroxham Broad and Salhouse Broad on your right. Eventually you see the long straight of the river which leads to the village of Horning, marked by bungalows and chalets congregating on the left river bank. Moor at any of the three public houses which are riverside.
5 miles.
Journey time 1 hour 15 mins
Day 2 morning
Horning to Neatishead
Continue in the same direction leaving Horning. You will pass the signpost for Ranworth on your right as you continue down the River Bure. Look out for the junction with the River Ant on your left. Proceed up the Ant under Ludham Bridge, How Hill and the pretty village of Irstead. You will enter Barton Broad where you need to keep between the marker posts. Take the channel which leads off to the left. At the far end the channel narrows to a dyke, at the head of which are moorings for hire craft.
9 miles.
Journey time 2 hour 15 mins
Day 2 afternoon
Neatishead to Sutton Staithe
Retrace your steps back towards Barton Broad. Once more keep to the marked channel looking out for the yellow and black marker post. At this point turn left which will take you to the opposite end of the Broad. The channel narrows again and a signpost will direct you to Sutton Staithe. Moorings are at the far end of the dyke
3.5 miles.
Journey time 45 mins
Day 3 morning
Sutton Staithe to Ludham Bridge
Rejoin the main river and head back out over Barton Broad. Follow the marked channel which will take you to the entry point of the Broad. You will pass Irstead and How Hill once more before arriving at Ludham Bridge. Moorings are available either side of the river, before the Bridge.
6.5 miles.
Journey time 1 hour 30 mins
Day 3 afternoon
Ludham Bridge to Acle
Continue under Ludham Bridge and head back out onto the River Bure, turning left. You will pass St Benets Abbey and the entrance to the River Thurne on your left before arriving at the town of Acle. Moorings are available either side of the road bridge, on either side of the river.
6.5 miles.
Journey time 1 hour 30 mins
Day 4 morning
Acle to Ranworth
You need to retrace your steps back up the Bure, past the entrances to the Rivers Thurne and Ant. Look out for the signpost for Ranworth on the left bank. Take the dyke that leads down to Malthouse Broad. Moorings are available at the far end of the Broad.
6.5 miles.
Journey time 1 hour 30 mins
Day 4 afternoon
Ranworth to Wroxham
Cruise back the way you came, turning left at the junction with the Bure. You will pass Horning village and the entrances to Salhouse and Wroxham Broads before arriving at Wroxham. You can either moor in your home boatyard or out on the main river.
7 miles.
Journey time 1 hour 45 mins
Day 5 morning
Wroxham to home yard
Cruise back to your home boatyard in time for your designated handover.
0 miles.
Journey time 0 mins
How Hill moorings
Neww Inn Horning
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