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Norfolk Broads Boat Hire August 2018 Newsletter

Summer School Holidays
The kids are off school now and the start of the break has been spectacular if you like your weather dry and warm. It looks for now as if the good weather will stay for a while longer so why not choose to stay on the waters of the Norfolk Broads this summer. We still have good availablility for the later half of the month. Here are some sugestions:
Click the boat names for more information

Boat Name

Nights Sleeps Dates Hire charge Boat images
San Bernado
starting from
Stalham
4 5 14th August £635

San Bernado

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Tower Bridge
starting from
Acle
4 5 14th August £731

Tower Bridge

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Opal Gem
starting from
Stalham
4 6 14th August

£889

Opal Gem

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Carousel
starting from
Stalham
4 6 13th August £1641

Carousel

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Fair Regent
starting from
Wroxham

4 4 20th August £875

Fair_Regent

Fair RegentIS

San Francisco
starting from
Stalham

4 6 20th August £889

San Francisco

San FranciscoIS

Brinks Concerto
starting from
Wroxham
4 6 20th August £1205

Brinks Concerto

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Majestic Gem
starting from
Stalham
4 10 20th August £1362

Majestic_Gem

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Golden Bridge
starting from
Acle
7 4 17th August £693

Golden_Bridge.jpg

Golden_BridgeIS

Silver Elegance
starting from
Acle

7 6 18th August £2059

Silver_Elegance

Silver_EleganceIS

Tropic Horizon
starting from
Stalham

7 6 28th August £954

Tropic Horizon.jpg

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Broadsman
starting from
Stalham

7 8 25th August £1970

Broadsman 3

Broadsman 3IS

 
Prices shown are the accommodation charges taken from the Hoseasons reservation system, and do not include damage waiver or fuel deposit. Prices are correct at the time of writing but remain subject to change.
Full terms and conditions available on the Hoseasons website
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This Month's news and features

Live Music and Other Events on the Broads
For those people who like to take in some live music or a quiz whilst away on holiday, our events page is available here and will be updated to show what's on through the months of August and September shortly. It is updated monthly so keep an eye on it if your are holidaying later in the year.

Norfolk Broads City, town and Village low-down - Reedham

The riverside at Reedham

Reedham is a pretty riverside village found on the banks of the River Yare, around 10 miles from Great Yarmouth. It's proximity to the seaside town makes it a popular stop off point for those who need to wait for the tide to flow out enough to enable passage through the bridges at Yarmouth. However Reedham is not without it's own navigational problems. Here the tidal current runs quite fast at times and you will need to approach the moorings against any running tide. That means that you point the boat against the flow of the tide so that you will have a more controlled approach as the river will effectively be pushing against you. If you were to approach a mooring with the flow of the tide, you would find you were unable to manage the boat and bring it to a halt in a controlled fashion.

Reedham river is spanned by a rail swing bridge which even at high tide will not restrict passage for most hire cruisers. However care should be taken passing under as the available channel narrows and if you are travelling with the tide, again you will find it difficult to control your boat at close quarters. Having said all of the above, it should be noted that Reedham Quay has it's own on duty ranger who is there to assist you in mooring and to give advice on how best to leave.

Local Attractions: Pettitts Animal Adventure Park - around a mile from the quay side - is a family adventure park with domestic and exotic animals, kids' rides, live entertainment and a cafe. Watching other hire craft coming and going with the fast running tides is an entertaining pastime.

Eating and Drinking: Ship Inn - Restaurant and bar food and occasional entertainment. It's terrace overlooks the river and swing bridge. The Lord Nelson also has a terrace overlooking the river and offers restaurant and bar food. The Reedham Ferry Inn (Restaurant and bar food) is to be found further along the river from Reedham Quay. There is a fish and chip shop up the hill on the street above the riverside.

Other Services: A small Post Office stores selling provisions and other goods. Public toilets are available close to the Ship Inn. A Doctor's surgery is located in the village up the hill from the riverside.

TIP: If in any doubt ask the ranger to assist you on how to leave your moorings. he will be happy to help. .


For more information and locations consult our Reedham map

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