Just off the main road, beyond Horsey Windpump, Horsey Mere is as about far east as you can go by boat and still be in the Broads, a lovely expanse of water which John Betjeman celebrated in his poem East Anglian Bathe, and which is most easily viewable on one of Ross Warrell’s hour-long wildlife-spotting boat trips, which leave Horsey Staithe five times every day; they also run early-morning bird-spotting trips for the super-keen – Horsey Mere is a Site of Special Scientific Interest and an important wildfowl refuge. Failing that, you could follow the path along the cut and around part of the Mere and cut across the fields before doubling back to Horsey village – an hour’s walk or so, though not to be attempted after heavy rain, when the path gets flooded. In the village you could carry on to the beach or be tempted by the Nelson Head on the way and stop off for a drink or something to eat.
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Whitlingham Lane, Norwich, Norfolk NR14 8TR
Just a stone's throw from beautiful Norwich, this wonderfully laid back site is your gateway to the famous Norfolk Broads
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