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Walks on the Broads

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In August we will be having a week on the Broads, can anyone recommend any good walks along the rivers or not too far from any moorings. We will be travelling both on the Northern and Southern rivers.

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Walks are probably too numerous to mention. The majority of moorings have a footpath to or from them, and along the rivers.

If willing to risk taking the boat up Upton Dyke (very narrow and only a few moorings at the end) there is a nice walk through woods & fields that then brings you back to the village for a pint at the White Horse.

Moor at Gay's Staithe off Barton Broad and then walk to the boardwalk that takes you to Barton Broad itself.

Try mooring at Womack water then take the footpath past Hunters Yard for another circular walk back to Ludham village.

If down south, the walk along the river from Bramerton to Surlingham Ferry is pleasant if it's not too muddy!

Walk from Reedham Village to the Ferry

etc, etc! As I say, plenty of opportunity to stretch your legs! Hope you have a great time!

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How about mooring at the BA moorings at S WAlsham and walking back towards the river and then right along the bank towards Upton. Maybe stop in the pub White Horse I think then you have a choice of retracing your steps or a round trip via the road. (latter only advisable with asp or mobile phone sat mav)Lovely path and a real wildlife treat

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One area that rarely gets mentioned is Thorpe Marshes on the outskirts of Norwich. You can moor up at Kingfisher yard and walk through the marshes that are just behind us. It can be a circular walk too.

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Depending on which boat you have, if it can go under the Beccles old road bridge (at suitable tide) why not take the trip to Geldeston lock and (providing there`s public access of course) go for a walk along the bank of the continuation of the Waveney?. It`s a view of the river not seen by boat for a long time.

Or, moor at Chedgrave common on the NORTH bank of the Chet before you get to Pyes mill moorings and walk to Hardley flood, or alternatively to the village and back?.

If you`re in Potter Heigham, take the footpath on the southern bank from the old road bridge up to Martham and back?. Again, not seen as often as in the past because of the navigational restrictions due to bridge height.

As Mark says (mbird) walks are numerous, and can be of varied length and terrain, so one of the guides would a good way to discover which walks best suit your party.Whichever ones you do, don`t forget to take your camera, as if you`re away from the river, you`ll get some good shots you can`t see by boat. Have a great holiday.

Regards to all ........................ Neil.

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Cockshoot broad walk is a great board Walk. Its in Horning, moor up opposite The Ferry Pub. Its a nature reserve.

Its one of my favorites.

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