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Apr. 26-28 Cruising the Norfolk Broads

  • Apr 26, 2013 · 7:00 PM
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A boating break on the Norfolk Broads opens up a world of timeless beauty, where miles of connecting waterways offer cruising through reed marshes, meadows and woodland.Although all the waterways are interconnected and accessible one from the other, there are many departure points for the Norfolk Broads.

We will be departing from Wroxham.

With no locks, Norfolk Broads couldn't be easier. We will  be able to moor close to riverside pubs and restaurants, picturesque villages and market towns.

Some of Britain's rarest plants and wildlife thrive in this protected conservation area (a National Park in all but name), and on your Norfolk Broads holiday you can explore nature reserves and country parks, many with nature trails, bird watching hides, guided trips and special exhibitions.

Our Norfolk Broads hire boat puts you within easy reach of some of the country's finest coarse fishing, and regattas and boating events are a feature of life on the Norfolk Broads. Although you will not need to fish for your supper!

We have reserved two boats that will depart from Wroxham, which has its own mainline rail station with services from Liverpool Street Station so you can enjoy a relaxed journey on the Friday night.  The rail station is only a short walk to the location where the boats will be moored, which will be close to a local pub, by the time the majority of people arrive.

Details of the exact trains times and cost will be updated later.

From Wroxham we will have sufficient time to reach far a field as Yarmouth if we choose we can explore the other areas of the broads and even stop off for short walks if we decide. Final details will be provided closer to the date.

I have secured two boats at present and an additional boat could be added later if numbers require it. I intend to be largely male and female, but there might need be some mixing of sexes.

In order that we are not crowded I’ve selected the larger boats available with a capacity to accommodate 12 people. If you are in a couple you should be able to have your own private double berth cabin. Given the design of the boats there are a number of double berths which will require a few people of the same sex sharing a double berth. I suggest that everyone brings a sleeping bag for this reason.

Accommodation


First Boat features;

  • 4 singles & 4 doubles in 6 cabins & saloon.
  • Sliding canopy over saloon.
  • Partially covered forward double berth, some berths under-size.
  • 2 toilets 2 showers.

  • Colour TV, CD/Radio, Hair Dryer, Warm Air Heating, Electric Fridge, Cooker, Fully equipped galley.
  • Life Jackets for all the Crew.

Second & Third Boat features;

  • 4 singles & 3 doubles in 4 cabins & 1 saloon
  • 2 toilets 2 showers.
  • Split sliding canopy over saloon.
    level floor though-out and rear double doors.
  • Microwave, DVD, Colour TV, CD/Radio, Hair Dryer, Warm Air Heating, Electric Fridge, Cooker, Fully equipped galley.
  • Life Jackets for all the Crew.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Getting there by rail
At present the train times for April are not set in stone so I'm reluctant to display them, however these are the currently available time;

Friday’s
Dep - London Liverpool Street at 19:00 (one change)
Arr - Wroxham Station at 21:30.

Sunday’s
Dep - Wroxham Street at 16:24 (one change)
Arr - London Liverpool Station at 19:24.

Rail Cost
The Off peak return fare is currently £49, but subject to confirmation and I would anticipate this to be considerably less with a Group Saver Ticket.  Earlier trains are available at a higher cost and Group Saver Discounts subject to some restrictions. I will however look into the best options available and advise as soon as the information is available.

Getting there by car
Exact details for parking in Wroxham will be provided closer to the time, however there is a £15 parking fee per car for the weekend.

Equipment Required:

  • Appropriate footwear for being on a boat (trainers or Converse type shoes)
  • Waterproof jacket after all this is England and it’s known to rain sometimes.
  • Warm clothing as you will be exposed to the weather, good and bad, whilst on the Broads!
  • Sleeping bag, additional bedding is available on board.
  • Personal towel
  • Sense of fun & Camera

Price for the weekend £120. per person inclusive of the following;

Price includes

  • 2 nights accommodation aboard a cruiser boat.
  • Boat hire, fuel, boat damage waver etc.
  • 2 Self catered breakfasts.
  • Friday night supper on the night of arrival.
  • Light non alcoholic refreshments on board.
  • Food for lunch or sandwiches.


Price Excludes

  • Transport to and from Wroxham.
  • Saturday night dinner, I propose we eat at a local pub near to where we moor for the evening.
  • Car parking fees at the boat yard

Please transfer the amount of £121 pp to secure your berth to the account details below;

Account details are:

Name: Mr M C Hudson

Account:[masked]

Sort Code:[masked]

These are different to the normal AAA bank account details.

Remember that you should be aware of and accept  any risks as you are responsible for your own safety and you should not undertake anything beyond your abilities. It is also your responsibility to be correctly equipped for the weather and activity you have chosen to participate in.
Everyone in the group has to obtain appropriate insurance.
: http://www.thebmc.co.uk/modules/insurance/Policies.aspx

The BMC offer excellent policies for all outdoor enthusiasts at competitive rates.




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  • A former member
    A former member

    Thanks for organising Mike. I had a fantastic weekend!

    April 29, 2013

  • Pio

    Quacking weekend :-)

    April 29, 2013

  • Anke

    Just a perfect weekend, thank you so much Mike!

    April 29, 2013

  • Jane P

    Thanks Mike for an exceptionally organised weekend on the broads! Great people, food and entertainment made for a very relaxing and enjoyable weekend.

    April 29, 2013

  • Joe Di F.

    Great weekend, lots of fun, very well organised, great people and sunshine too. Thanks again Mike for your excellent work in organising this trip. :-)

    April 29, 2013

  • Sarah B

    Really enjoyed this weekend. I've wanted to try boating and had never been to Norfolk before. Wonderful people on all three boats. Thank you all for such a fun time.

    April 29, 2013

  • Danielle

    Great weekend! Thanks for organising it Mike. Looking forward to the next adventure.

    April 29, 2013

  • marie

    A fun weekend. Thank you Mike - great organising as always! A good crowd!

    April 29, 2013

  • Blue

    Brilliant weekend, such fun!

    April 28, 2013

  • Mike H

    Excellent team effort. Thanks to everyone.

    April 28, 2013

  • Sofia

    The boats that rocked! - Thanks Mike and Sarah for organising such a therapeutic weekend, full of beautiful views, sunshine, delicious food, fun and games and a great organisation. Had a brilliant time!

    April 28, 2013

  • Emilie

    Thank you Mike for organizing this weekend which was different and thank you for my team boat for the fun we had together during the cruise!

    April 28, 2013

  • asun del v.

    Excellent! Boat no.1 rocked...literally! Thank you for organising a great weekend Mike. Thank you Skipper Hans, you are the best :-)

    April 28, 2013

  • Conchi

    Great weekend as always!! Thanks Mike for organising and everyone for a wonderful time :)

    April 28, 2013

  • Eileen W.

    So relaxing...it was a brilliant weekend with great company. Thanks Mike for all the food and to Sarah for looking after us all so well.

    April 28, 2013

  • Tracey S.

    Great weekend, really good fun and well organised- thanks for organizing Mike :)

    April 28, 2013

  • Brett M.

    Thanks for all the hard work Mike. Very well organised, lotsa fun & great to explore a new area with good friends! It was appreciated by all.

    April 28, 2013

  • Kosuke H.

    Great cruise with great people. Awesome time :-)

    April 28, 2013

  • David D

    Great weekend cruising the broads with an amazing crew!, Thanks Mike for organising, Steve for being the skipper and everybody in my boat for making this weekend so amazing! :)

    April 28, 2013

  • Brett M.

    Looks like a great trip Mike. Heard lots of good things about the Norfolk Broads!

    January 15, 2013

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