15/06/2021

Step back in History

15 June 2021
You’re hiring a day boat for the day, and wondering where’s best to Visit on the Norfolk Broads?
Look no further
The pretty village of Horning is over an hours drive by day boat from the boatyard, and well worth a visit.
 
We can recommend the takeaway seafood platter from the Staith and Willow Restaurant. Or try The Galley, they have a galley, excellent gift shop and their butches sausage rolls ain’t half bad
 
There are 3 pubs in the village, The Swan, The New Inn and The Ferry – all have moorings and welcome dayboats.
Moor on the other side of the river and you can tread the duckboards to visit Cockshoot Broad. The Norfolk Wildlife Trust manages this rather magical site of special scientific interest.
 
Once out of the village of Horning you encounter the reed beds and big open skies that Norfolk is renowned for.
 
St Benets Abbey 
 
Continue to follow the river through Horning, passed the entrance to the River Ant and you’ll see the iconic St Bennets Abbey. This ruin is probably the most photographed building in the Norfolk Broads. It dates back to the 9th Century. You can almost feel the history as you walk around. To learn a little more about this site follow the link and you can download audio tours inc specific guides for children.    Note, do it before you leave Wroxham as there is a limited signal at St Benet’s
 
There are no facilities here, so please bring supplies
 
#Top Tip: you might Catch a glimpse of the elusive Crane here
 
#Top Tip You are likely to spot a Heron or possibly even a kingfisher. Grebes are also present in the Summer and keep your eyes peeled for an otter
 
# Top Tip Please remember to bring suitable clothing. (flat shoes, waterproofs an extra warm layer) and a drink with you. Suncream and glasses are also important on sunny days

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