River Bure


Informal moorings at the limit  of navigation  (See map)

(You’re best on the southern bank).  From here you can walk.

There’s a great pub with good food  in Horstead  – The Recruiting Sergeant. On the Coltishall of the river side a footpath takes you to the heart of the village where there’s a good general store (open all hours), a garage for those who need petrol,  good Indian and Chinese take aways and a rather superior tea shop  – A Piece of Cake. The fish and chip shop keep peculiar hours!

On the map you can see All Saints, Horstead not usually open ( contact details) but with a beautiful path running through the churchyard.

Font from St. Theobald

Holy Trinity, Hautbois ( contact details) is not usually open either. Pass it as you walk along the Hautbois Road and go to the wonderful ruins of St. Theobald’s,  Hautbois quarter of a mile further on. It’s spectacular in the Spring! and counts as a small pilgrim place.

St. John the Baptist, Coltishall in Church Street is usually open but doesn’t let on!  Go to the west door and give the handle a good yank – don’t be scared!  Enjoy the momento mori on the churchyard gateposts. The wind eye Saxon windows in the north wall and lots of Roman brick.

Quayheaded 24 hour Broads Authority Moorings.     ( See map)

The Rising Sun and the Kings Head are close by the Lower Common  and there’s a grocery shop at the post office next to the King’s Head.  Walk up the hill to Coltishall Church.

Bus Routes from Coltishall  Sanders Coaches No 55 goes to Norwich and North Walsham and then onto Cromer, Sherringham, or Mundesley. Timetables from Saunders Coaches


St. Peter, Belaugh has its own staithe with a pilgrim path leading up through the woods to the church.  Alternatively you can more on the public staithe and walk up the hill. Walkers can take the footpath across the meadows from Anchor Street Coltishall.

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It counts as a small pilgrim place


St. Mary, Wroxham

You can moor at the 24hr moorings at Cain Meadow and walk up to the road.

Petrol is available at a garage at the edge of the village on the Norwich Road. Buses run into Norwich

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There are quiet 24 hr moorings up river from the railway bridge

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Hoveton, St. Peter is a good walk ( a little over a mile) away. Head up the Tunstead Road and take the first right.  A thatched 17th century red brick building,  it is set on the edge of Hoveton Hall park where sheep graze. Follow through to the Stalham Road and turn right back to the Village and you will see St. John’s on a hill just down the Horning Road.

Hoveton, St. John is only half a mile away on the outskirts on the village on the Horning Road

Salhouse Broad

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Moor stern on here. Follow the path up to the road and turn left to Woodbastwick.

You’ll pass the Fur and Feather (Woodfordes Brewery tap) on the way to  Woodbastwick Village Green. Do go in and acquaint yourself with this brewers products. Parson Woodforde was a famous Norfolk parson and bon viveur

St. Fabian and St. Sebastian, Woodbastwick

If you  follow the path up to the road and turn right instead of right and you are heading towards

All Saints, Salhouse The good news it is now open every day from sometime before 10 a.m. to dusk.

Fork right at your first chance,then turn left across the fields. On your way back follow up the main road into the village and call in at the Bell for refreshments. Going to the pub after church is sometimes called  thirsting after righteousness!


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There is free mooring  opposite the Ferry Inn or further down river at the Cockshoot Broad – follow the road up into the village turn right when you come to the Ranworth Road


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St. Benedict has its own staithe you could walk here from the village but why wouldn’t you follow the pilgrim path up to the church. Once in the care of St. Benet’s Abbey.  Even though the abbey is now a ruin, the Vicar of  Horning continues as Prior of the Abbey and the Bishop of Norwich is the Abbot of St. Benet’s.


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There are limited free stern on moorings at Ranworth Staithe, alternatively drop the mud weight or tie up across the broad on the island and cross to the staithe by dinghy.

St. Helen’s Church with its famous rood screen is a must. Climb the tower! Visit the visitors centre for tea coffee and delicious cakes!

Back to the main river then right hand down a bit to

St. Benet’s

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There’s free mooring

The site of the abbey is looked after by the Norfolk Archaeological Trust

On the first Sunday of August the Bishop in his role as Abbot leads an ecumenical service often arriving by wherry


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