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Norfolk Broads Boat Hire July 2020 Newsletter

We're back. The Broads are open from the 4th July
It's been a long 3 months, but as from the 4th July, we are operating holidays on the Norfolk Broads again. There has been a rush to book following the government announcement, and availability is now very tight. But there are still boats available across the latter part of the school holidays. Below I have listed some of the boats which are still available at the time of writing.
Click the boat names for more information

Boat Name

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Fair Ambassador
from Wroxham
4 4 10th August £872 £208

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Brinks Sonnet
from Wroxham
4 4 18th August £937 £234

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Fair Chancellor
from Wroxham
4 4 18th August £1729 £432

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4 12 17th August £1596 £133

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Opal Gem
4 6 25th August £933 £156

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4 6 31st August £1450 £242



Brinks Jazz
7 4 21st August £889 £223

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Sunlit Horizon
7 4 22nd August £1335 £334

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San Fernando
7 5 22nd August £1335 £267

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7 6 22nd August £1335 £223



7 8 22nd August £1277 £160



Pink Champagne
7 12 22nd August £2128 £177

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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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What happens to my holiday if the government re-imposes lockdown?
Hoseasons, our booking agent, has stated that if they are not able to provide your holiday, you can choose either a full refund, or a credit note to the value of the amount you have paid, which will be valid to use over the next 12 months. For more details, see the Hoseasons statement HERE

Norfolk Broads towns and Villages - Thurne

Thurne village from the air
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 curiously belong to different parties. Both charge a small mooring fee - £3 to £4 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 4pm 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 is popular with locals and visitors.

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.

For more information and locations consult our Thurne map
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