Walk Woodbastwick Left out of the car park, 10 minutes walk A beautiful village with 19th century cottages, a lovely green with a thatched well house, and the medieval, thatched Church of St. Fabian and St. Sebastian. Stop by the Woodforde's brewery tap, the Fur and Feather, which has a great selection of delicious food and real ales. Woodforde's also has a shop on-site and offers tours around the brewery.
Salhouse Right out of the car park, 10 minutes walk This small Norfolk village is home to Prima Rosa, a vintage tearoom and craft shop which also stocks locally brewed beers, wines and spirits. At the other end of the village is The Bell Inn. It's open from 12:00 – 23:00 Mon - Sat for fantastic real ales and serves pub grub from 12:00 – 14:00 and 18:00 – 20:00 Weds - Sat. They offer a pick-up service from Salhouse Broad Car Park (call 01603 720220). Wander down Vicarage Road to Salhouse Lodge, where you can sit back and relax in the peaceful grounds and enjoy live music on a Sunday. Just round the corner from the Lodge is Salhouse All Saints Church, which dates from the early fifteenth century and is also accessible by public footpath through the fields surrounding Salhouse.
Drive Ranworth Left out of the car park, 10 minutes drive Park by the Staithe overlooking Malthouse Broad, and follow the boardwalk to the Norfolk Wildlife Trust's floating Broads Wildlife Centre. Nearby, past the beautiful thatched village hall, is the Church of St. Helen's. Known as 'The Cathedral of the Broads' this church affords magnificent views from the top of the tower. After the climb, recover at the church tearooms, or walk back to the Staithe and visit The Granary Stores and Tea Shop, and The Maltsters pub.
South Walsham 5 minutes drive beyond Ranworth A typical Broadland village, with two churches in the same churchyard, a pleasant green, and traditional houses. You'll also find Fairhaven Woodland and Water Garden with a lovely mix of wild spaces and beautiful gardens, leading down to South Walsham Inner Broad. There's also a gift shop and tea rooms. The village has a pub, The Ship Inn and a Chinese & Thai restaurant, The Kings Arms.
Acle 10 minutes drive beyond South Walsham An old market town, Acle sits by the road to Gt. Yarmouth, and on the edge of the great, flat expanse of Berney Marshes. Acle has a good variety of independent shops and places to eat and drink, as well as a market held every Thursday morning.
Public Transport Train Salhouse station (45 minute walk from Salhouse Car Park, along public footpaths) is served by the Bittern Line. This runs an hourly service between Norwich and Sheringham on the North Norfolk Coast. It stops at Wroxham, North Walsham and Cromer, among others. Bus The Konectbus 5B service stops at Thieves Lane in Salhouse (10 minute walk from Salhouse Car Park) and runs between Norwich and Horning via Wroxham.
Norwich Norwich is an attractive, historical city with great shopping opportunities and a lively, friendly culture. It boasts a medieval castle, two cathedrals, two large shopping malls, modern and historical architectural attractions, many historical and beautiful buildings and churches, and a wealth of independent shops, restaurants, bistros, and boutiques centered on the medieval Norwich Lanes. For more information on Norwich, click here
Wroxham The 'capital of the Norfolk Broads' has been a key site for boating holidays since the 1800s. The famous Roys of Wroxham, the world’s largest village store, dominates the centre of the village. Other sites to visit include Wroxham Barns craft centre with its Junior Farm, children's funfair and award winning restaurant, and Hoveton Hall with its beautiful gardens.
Horning Home to Bewilderwood, and several lovely riverside pubs, Horning is a destination on the River Bure that can also be visited with a canoe, available to hire from us at Salhouse Broad.