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Norfolk Broads Boat Hire September 2019 Newsletter

Autumn on the Norfolk Broads
The kids have gone back to school, but the weather is still nice.
Do you have time to sneak in a short break or a week afloat, before winter really takes hold?
Click the boat names for more information

Boat Name

Nights Sleeps Dates Hire
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Barnes Brinkcraft
4 4 30th September £329 £82



Royall Oak
Barnes Brinkcraft

4 4 1st October £489 £122

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4 6 1st October £381




Brooklyn Bridge
4 6 1st October £599 £100

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Broads Harmony

4 7 30th September £619 £88

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4 10 30th September £448 £45



San Marino
7 4 28th September £537 £134

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Silver Sirocco
7 4 28th September £855 £214

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Broadland Galaxy
7 6 28th September £537 £89

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Fair Sovereign

7 6 30th September £1180 £197

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Brinks Lullaby

7 8 28th September £1299 £162

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7 12 30th September £957 £80



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 - Book 2020 for just £25 deposit
Well, summer 2019 is just coming to a close.... but its not too early to book for 2020! To entice next year's bookings, Hoseasons are offering a low deposit scheme where you need only pay £25 to secure your boat. So there is no need to tie up capital so far in advance, to ensure you're tieing up the boat of your dreams next year.

Norfolk Broads City, town and Village lowdown - Dilham

The moorings at Dilham

The little village of Dilham lies at the top of one of the branches from the River Ant. To get there you will cross Barton Broad, then head towards Wayford Bridge. Headroom at the bridge is limited to 7ft (2.13 metres) clearance at high water. It is unusual in that the Dilham side has actually a greater headroom clearance than the Barton Broad side. To avoid cruiser skippers being misled as to the available height, a board has been hung horizontally beneath the Dilham side to equalize the clearance required on both sides. Basically, if you can pass under from the Barton Broad side, you will be able to pass back again subject to tidal rise and fall. Shortly after passing under the bridge, the river forks. The narrow channel to the right leads to Honing Lock (disused) and is not navigable for hire craft. The wider channel to the left leads you through delightful tree fringed countryside until you reach the village of Dilham on your left hand bank. Proceed on until you reach the free public moorings at the end of the channel. Here there is space for around 4 or 5 cruisers as well as a turning circle. The turning circle will accommodate boats up to around 40 feet in length.

Local Attractions: Dilham is a sleepy village bordered by the river on one side and open farmland on the other. The main attraction is the peacefulness of the place. Take a rowing boat up the North Walsham and Dilham Canal, a tranquil disused waterway leading up to Honing Lock.

Eating and Drinking: The Cross Keys Inn is a 5 to 10 minute walk down the "main street". Turn left as you exit the moorings. Bar food as as well as a restaurant is available to diners.

Other Services:
There are no other services in the village.

TIP: Turn your boat before mooring as there may be less room later due to other arriving craft. Also if visiting the Cross Keys Public House in the evening, be sure to take a torch with you as there is no street lighting between the bar and the moorings.

For more information and locations consult our Dilham map

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