6 Explore the Broads continued from p5

• In the summer and autumn you may fi nd it helpful to bring an insect repellent for the trails

Toad Hole Cottage How Hill, Ludham NR29 5PG 01692 678763 / 01603 756096 Open (free entry) April, May, October: Monday-Friday 10.30am-1pm and 1.30-5pm; Saturday-Sunday 10.30am-5pm June-September: daily 9.30am-5pm

Electric Eel boat trips Leave the river behind and take the wildlife trail along tiny, reed-fringed waterways. How Hill is still a working marsh – reed and sedge are cut for thatch, and you may even see a marshman at work. Glide along till we stop for a short walk to a bird hide

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Hoveton – solar-powered boat trips on Ra H

oveton and Wroxham (B2/B3) lie either side of the River Bure. Take to the water here and you’ll fi nd yourself drifting into

another world. New for this year, our solar-powered boat, Ra, will transport you along a beautiful and tranquil stretch of the river, going towards Coltishall and into Bridge Broad. Listen to the birdsong and relax in a green world, with meadows and wet woodlands on either side that can’t be explored by land. Willow trees abound, watch for water birds such as herons and grebes, and in early summer look out for yellow irises.

Ra boat trips These trips depart from Hoveton Riverside Park, close to Hoveton Broads Information Centre and Hoveton & Wroxham Railway Station, which is on the Bittern Line between Norwich and Sheringham. There are 24-hour free moorings close by too. The boat trip takes up to 11 passengers (at driver’s discretion) and Ra is accessible to wheelchair users via a ramp. Trips (50 minutes) April, May, October: weekends, bank holidays and local half-term only at 11am, 12pm, 2pm and 3pm June-September: daily at 11am, 12pm, 2pm,

3pm and 4pm Cost £8 adult, £7 child and concession, £25 family (up to two adults and two children) Bookings Hoveton Broads Information Centre, 01603 782281, or visit the other Broads Information Centres

Hoveton Broads Information Centre Station Road, Hoveton NR12 8UR 01603 782281 / 01603 756097 Open (free entry) April, May, October: Monday-Friday 9am-1pm and 1.30-5pm; Saturday-Sunday 9am-5pm June-September: daily 9am-5pm

More places to visit Continue your day out with a visit to Hoveton Hall Gardens (see page 30), Wroxham Barns for crafts and children’s activities or BeWILDerwood treehouse adventure park (all about 1½ to 2 miles away), or take the Bure Valley Railway (close to the information centre), which also has a path for cyclists and walkers (see pages 12 and 18). Hoveton has toilets by the information centre, shops if you want to buy a picnic and plenty of places to eat.


Join us in the restaurant where our chef’s cook up

fresh & seasonal dishes to complement our brews.


Enjoy a pint or two at our very own brewery tap where the beer travels metres not miles.


Take home Woodforde’s full range from bottles & cans to mini kegs, beer boxes and merchandise.

TOUR Discover how our award

winning beers are made with our expert tour guides and finish off with a tasting session.

01603 720353 | | Slad Lane, Woodbastwick, Norfolk, NR13 6SW | Nearest mooring Salhouse Broad PAGE 4 MAP REF: C3


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