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Hi Wonderwoman,

It very much depends on the boat you are on, there is a fee for private boats that use the pilot service, but some of the hire yards have an arrangement with the pilot to take you through for free, BUT, due to high tides and river levels, type of boat superstructure ect, more often than not a passage cannot be gained, and the pilots word in the matter is final, it very much depends on many factors that effect river conditions at the time :)

The only way to explore above Potter Heigham bridge during high water levels, is normally to hire a small dayboat from one of the yards who allow their boats to cruise this part of the Navigation, not all do, as it can be very shallow in parts, and theres a risk of running aground in some areas.

Julz :wave

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From memory the cost was £10 last year. This is for the return trip as if you go through you want to come back again presumably!

As Julz mentioned passage is very much dependant on weather conditions at the time and cannot be predicted or guaranteed. It’s always best to have a Plan B where Potter Heigham bridge is concerned. Hiring a dayboat is one option.


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I agree. Royall Velvet may need up to 7 feet clearance at Potter. Don’t like to be pessimistic but I think your chances could be slim. A dayboat is a good option. Also the Pleasure Boat is a very good and much improved pub. As is the Nelson Head at Horsey.


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