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Happy New Year Broads Boaters!
Up to 12% Discount Across the 2020 Season

The January sales are on! Not only can you still book your 2020 boating holiday for a low deposit from
just £25 per boat per week, many boatyards are offering discounts throughout the summer season.
These offers extend throughout the year - even into the summer school holidays. Click on the boatyard names below, then select a boat for more information.
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Bridgecraft of Acle
15 cruiser classes from £399 per week

up to 12% Discounts on all durations
Example deal:
Chelsea Bridge - 4 Berths
10th April (Easter) for 1 week

Was £485 now £416

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Bridgecraft of Acle
Example deal:
Tamar Bridge - 6 Berths
10th July for 1 week

Was £1535 now £1363

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8 cruiser classes from £595 per week

up to 10% Discounts on all durations
Example deal:
Broom Captain - 4 berths
23rd May (Spring Bank) for 1 week

Was £1515 now £1370
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Example deal:
Broom Explorer - 8 berths
3rd October for 1 week

Was £1259 now £1140
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Barnes Brinkcraft in Wroxham
46 cruiser classes from £436 per week

up to 7.5% Discounts on all durations
Example deal:
Benmore - 6 berths
7th August for 1 week

Was £1439 now £1346

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Barnes Brinkcraft in Wroxham
Example deal:
Rexmore - 8 berths
24th May (Spring Bank) for 1 week

Was £1375 now £1282

Prices shown are the accommodation charges taken from the Hoseasons reservation system, and do not include damage waiver, fuel deposit or personal insurance. 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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Exploring Norfolk Broads Town and Villages - Ranworth

Ranworth Staithe

Ranworth Staithe is located on Malthouse Broad which is connected to the River Bure by a dyke, around 30 minutes downstream from the village of Horning. The dyke leads you out onto Malthouse Broad, where at the far end the staithe is to be found. This is a very busy spot and mooring can sometimes involve a short wait until someone moves on. The best advice is to time your arrival between 10 and 11am if you want to stay over lunch or between 2 and 3pm if you intend staying the night. This way you are arriving at a time when other boaters have finished their stay and are moving on thus freeing up mooring space.You will need to moor stern on to the quay which can be daunting but with so many other boaters around, you are sure to be offered assistance to get your craft into any tight spots. There is room for around twenty cruisers at the moorings, which are free of charge for up to 24 hours.

Local Attractions: Adjacent to Malthouse Broad is Ranworth Broad an area to which hire-craft are prohibited. The Broad is owned and managed by the Norfolk Wildlife Trust. As it is relatively untouched, there is wildfowl in abundance. You may also see kingfishers, cormorants and marsh harriers. The swallowtail butterfly are also present. The best way to see over Ranworth Broad is to visit the floating Broads Wildlife Centre. This educational centre is reached by a boardwalk which begins to the left of the staithe moorings. Also worth a visit is St Helens Church with its 100 foot tower. The church dates back to the 14th century and houses a beautiful painted medieval screen. It is said to be the best preserved of its type in the country. The Antiphoner, an illuminated service book dating back to the 15th century is also on display. Most people will want to climb the tower for the unrivalled views over the Broads that it offers. The 89 steps and two iron ladders you need to climb to reach the top are well worth the effort.

Eating and Drinking: The Maltsters Public House is a short walk from the staithe. It has an extensive menu for lunches and evening meals. The Granary Stores houses a coffee shop offering drinks, sandwiches and cakes.

Other Services:
The Granary Stores offers provisions and an extensive selection of gifts. There is a Broads Information Centre on the staithe and toilets are available at the top of the car park.

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The climb up to the top of St Helen's bell tower is particularly rewarding as once at the top, the views of the surrounding countryside are spectacular.
For more information and locations consult our Ranworth map

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