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Norfolk Broads Towns and Villages - Thurne Map

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The small village of Thurne can be found at the end of a dyke leading from the River Thurne. You approach the village by turning from the River Bure up the Thurne. Not long after this junction, you will see the dyke on your right-hand side. It is easy to identify as the white Thurne Drainage Pump Windmill stands marking its entrance. There are moorings on either side of the dyke, which will cost you £7.50 to £10 for overnight stays. Moorings are especially popular on Friday and Saturday evenings as the Herbert Woods boatyard at Potter Heigham is only a 45-minute cruise away and is therefore ideally placed for those finishing and starting their cruises. As such, I recommend you tie up no later than around 4 pm on these days.

Local Attractions: The Weavers Way footpath will take you to Potter Heigham, a distance of around 3 miles. Another path leads towards the mouth of the River Thurne, with delightful views as it skirts the riverbank. The view of the sun setting over the Thurne Drainage Pump Windmill is stunning and brings photographers from miles around on a fair evening. 

Eating and Drinking: The Lion Inn is an established public house with a restaurant, offering a varied selection of food. It's very popular with both locals and holidaymakers and as such, a table reservation is recommended.

Other Services: There are no other services in Thurne.

TIP: Don't struggle to turn your boat around in the narrow dyke. Towards the public house end is a turning area which makes the job easier for larger craft.

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2024 & 2025 HOLIDAYS
Sleeps minimum
Taking pets
Duration of holiday

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2024 & 2025 HOLIDAYS
Sleeps minimum
Steers from
Northern or Southern Broads
Standard of boat
Please read guidance

Pet(s) allowed
240v system (?)
Has microwave
Bow thrusters (?)
Wifi onboard (?)
I know its name
From this boatyard

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