36 Wild places Horsey Windpump Tea-room

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From new moorings to new futures

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Views, brews and loos H

ere are just three of the many Broads cafes offering lovely views and walks. You’ll find more ideas for places to eat out on page 45

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Horsey Windpump Tea-room, River Thurne E2 This National Trust (NT) cafe, offering takeaways only, due to restrictions, is situated at the staithe (or mooring place) just by the windpump. Views: There are views of the staithe, dyke, boats and windpump Brews: Hot and cold drinks and light snacks, including paninis and sausage rolls Loos: NT public toilets with access for disabled visitors at the staithe Extra views: There are lots of walking

Dunes River Cafe

opportunities at Horsey, including a boardwalk from the staithe leading along the dyke to the edge of beautiful Horsey Mere. For boat trips see page 14. 01263 740241

Dunes River Cafe, Acle Bridge, River Bure D3 The cafe is right by the moorings and also sells fresh bread, milk, toiletries and other household items. Views: Inside and outside seating beside the river offers ever-changing waterside views Brews: Hot food, sandwiches, drinks, ice creams and fabulous home-made cakes Loos: Public toilets by the cafe, accessible public toilets in Acle Extra views: Have a stroll along part of the Weavers’ Way long-distance route, which passes by the cafe. 01493 394931

Twyfords, Exchange Square, Beccles, River Waveney D7 This cafe is ideally situated for exploring the street views of the old market town of Beccles – market day is Friday. As well as inside seating, outside seating is available in the courtyard garden. Views: Stroll along New Market and take the steps behind St Michael’s Church, which lead down to Puddingmoor; turn left and then just past Beccles Lido turn right to walk down to the river Brews: Hot and cold drinks, breakfast and lunch menus, afternoon teas and indulgent cakes Loos: Toilets at the cafe, accessible public toilets in Beccles Extra views: For boat trips see page 14 and for Beccles Marsh Trail see page 19. 01502 710614

Southern Broads – new for 2021 The Forum in Norwich now offers a new facility for city residents and visitors to find out about visiting the Broads National Park. The tourist information centre at The Forum has been reconfigured to allow for a prominent Broads Authority presence, working with Norwich City Council. Find out about the City of Stories and Broads stories. A self-service Broads information point has also opened at Lowestoft Railway Station. We hope these new facilities will help you enjoy visits to the Broads as well as Norwich and the coast.

Stalham Staithe

New moorings Broads Authority 24-hour free moorings are now available at Castle Staithe and Stalham Staithe. At the Castle Staithe moorings, near Caen Meadow in Wroxham, the quay heading has been repaired and new mooring posts and safety equipment have been installed. As part of the project at Stalham, the staithe has been completely refurbished, as befits this site of local historical and architectural significance, within a conservation area. At least three wherries, the traditional Broads trading boats, were built here and many others traded grain, other crops, coal and fertiliser. The Old Granary (now a


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