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River Waveney

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Burgh Castle Map

Noted for being the last safe moorings on the River Waveney before entering Breydon Water, Burgh Castle makes a good stop-off point if the prevailing tide will not allow enough headroom under the low bridges at Yarmouth. You should moor on the riverbank - not in the marina which is for private boats only.

Local Attractions: A short walk will take you to the ruins of the third century Roman fort which gives it's name to Burgh Castle. The site of the ruins mark what would have been a strategically important position lying at the confluence of the River Waveney and River Yare. In the fort’s heyday it is thought that the two rivers flowed into a huge estuary on the site of what is now Breydon Water. As such, the fort offered protection from invading armies coming ashore after crossing the North Sea. The fort’s walls are well preserved on three sides, with the fourth having collapsed many years ago. The view from the fort across the marshes and Breydon Water is breathtaking.
A pathway leads you down to the edges of Breydon Water for 2 or 3 miles in the direction of Great Yarmouth where you will come across all manner of wildfowl, wading birds and even the possible sighting of a seal.

Eating and Drinking: For those wanting food and drink, the Fisherman's Inn is sat slightly elevated on the shoreline between the boatyard and the Roman fort. A good selection of bar food is available here. The Queens Head is set on the High Road of the village and is a 20 to 25 minute walk from the moorings.

Other Services:
The nearest shops are to be found in neighbouring Belton, which boasts a Tesco Express. TIP. Allow extra slack in your ropes here as the tide rises and falls appreciably.

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