Horning is a quiet, picturesque, waterside, Broadland village on the river Bure.
An ideal location to start you day out.
From this central location you can enjoy a fantastic experience of the Norfolk broads and make some happy memories.
The village itself hosts some small and unique shops perfect for picking up a tasty treat before departure on your boat.
There are several pubs and restaurants in the village well worth a visit for your evening meal.
There are many beautiful holiday cottages to rent alongside the river. Many holiday cottage have mooring so you can hire a boat to go with your cottage for several days. Our rates are discounted for multiple days so view our price list and grab a bargain.
Ranworth is located on Malthouse Broad approximately 45 minutes cruise from Horning
Ranworth is a popular choice for families as it has lots to explore
Helens church where you can climb the tower, the views from up there are breathtaking. St Helens church (known as the cathedral of the broads) dates back to 1370.it has some splendid woodwork, including a painted rood-screen and an ancient book of psalms on display the Ranworth Antiphoner dating from the 1400`s
There is a board walk through reeds and Carr woodland down to a thatched, floating visitors centre on Ranworth Broad. This centre is run by the Norfolk Wildlife Trust. The board walk is a great adventure and is suitable for buggies and wheel chairs. There is plenty of wildlife to see and hear especially the rare Swallow tail butterfly. The visitor centre itself has lots of interpretation about how the broads were created and the wildlife that live here. They are visited annually by swallows and have a camera inside of a nest to view the hatching chicks. There are binoculars for visitors to use and a children's activities upstairs. There are no toilets at the centre and dogs are not allowed on the board walk.
Ranworth Broad is said to be haunted by a 12th century monk rowing his boat in the early morning mist!
The Maltsters pub is a good place to eat with a extensive menu and a wood fire pizza den out side. This pub is dog friendly in the bar area and even has an doggie stop with blankets bowls and fresh water and dog treats can also be purchased inside.
The Granary tea room is a lovely place to stop for a cup of tea, light bite or slice of cake.
The Staithe has a public toilet, shop and plenty of places to sit and have a picnic.
St Helens Church
The Maltsters Pub
ST BENET`S ABBEY
Approximately 1 hour cruising from Horning is St Benet`s Abbey, the ruins of a Anglo Saxon monastery.
A easy place to Moore up with 60 spaces! The remaining ruins are very interesting indeed and a ideal opportunity to stretch your legs and wonder around.
Free guided tours take place every Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday at 3 PM and from the beginning of May to the end of September.
There are no facilities her and dogs must be kept on leads.
ST BENNETS ABBY
Approximately 1 hours cruise from Horning towards Wroxham is Salhouse Broad.
A pretty Broad with lost of mooring space. There is a sandy shore here and a nice woodland walk. Woodbastwick village is about a 30 minute walk to the left of the car park and has the Fur and Feather pub and Woofordes brewery. Salhouse is a 30 minute walk from the right of the car park and has The Bell Inn ( the Bell Inn offers a pick-up service from the car park, call 01603 720220)
You also can moor up on the central island and purchase a ice cream from the ice cream boat or moor on the staithe at Hoveton Great Broad and follow the nature trail.