Can you take a narrowboat on the Norfolk Broads?

Boating holidays are available for self drive hire on a wide choice of narrowboats on the canals and Rivers Thames and Severn, cruisers on the Norfolk Broads and River Thames and both traditional and modern sailing yachts on the Norfolk Broads.

Are there barges on the Norfolk Broads?

Discover 3,000 miles of England’s Canals & Rivers. Hire a narrowboat or widebeam barge to explore the waterways of England. Take a city break by boat or enjoy the stunning scenery.

Is it easy to drive a boat on the Norfolk Broads?

It’s easy – The Norfolk Broads are a great place to start boating as there are no locks to worry about and the rivers are much wider than the canals.

How many does a narrow boat sleep?

The maximum size of a canal boat is 70 feet long (to fit into locks) and 12 beds (for licence reasons). You don’t need a licence to drive a narrowboat, and full tuition is given at the start of your holiday. Choosing the right canal narrowboat for your holiday is made easy with our simple guide.

How deep is Wroxham Broad?

1.3 metres
Wroxham Broad has an area of 34.4 hectares (85 acres) and a mean depth of 1.3 metres. It lies to the west of the Bure, with two navigable openings between river and broad.

Are there any locks on the Broads?

The Broads have only one functioning lock remaining The only remaining lock on the Broads is Mutford Lock This is situated between Oulton Broad and Lake Lothing in Lowestoft. The purpose of this lock is to create separation between the Broad tidal system and the North Sea which connects at Lake Lothing.

Can you moor anywhere on the Broads?

You are welcome to sensibly moor anywhere unless stated “No Mooring”. There are many places that you can moor free of charge; however there are also places where there is a charge for mooring, such as the yacht stations at Norwich and Great Yarmouth where facilities are available.

Do narrowboats have showers?

Canal boats mostly have most of the modern conveniences: wc, showers, kitchens, TV’s, heating, etc..

Can you swim in Norfolk Broads?

When the weather is warm it can be very tempting to go for a swim in the Broads. This is potentially very dangerous without the benefit of support from an open water swimming organisation. The Broads Authority strongly advises against entering the water unless part of an organised event.

Can you cruise the Broads at night?

Cruising should only be done during the hours from dawn and dusk.

How deep are Norfolk Broads?

4m deep
The total area of the Broads is 303sq km (117 sq miles) and is made up of 7 rivers and 63 Broads, most of which are less than 4m deep.

How much is a mooring on the Norfolk Broads?

Natural moorings in the heart of The Norfolk Broads Boats a minimum 20 feet in length up to 24 feet, in stern-on pens are charged at £51.50 per foot per annum and boats over 24 feet in length, in either stern-on or side-on pens, are charged at £55 per foot per annum – no VAT to pay!

Are there any boats for hire on the Norfolk Broads?

Whether you fancy working the locks aboard a narrowboat or widebeam barge on the UK canals or a modern sports cruiser or traditional sailing yacht on the Norfolk Broads, Canalia offers you one place to check live availability and online booking on over 1,800 boats for hire throughout the UK waterways on the canals, rivers and Norfolk Broads.

Where can I go on a narrowboat holiday in England?

Narrowboat holidays from Falkirk, cruise over the Falkirk Wheel and explore Edinburgh City & the Kelpies. Central England offers plenty of canals & rivers with something to suit experienced boaters or novices. Hire a canal boat and cruise the Pennines, explore Yorkshire or visit Chester on the Cheshire Ring.

Where can I take my Dog on a Norfolk Broads holiday?

From walks on Wherryman’s Way by the River Yare to the grounds around Burgh Castle, it’s possible for dogs to come along and enjoy a holiday with their owners. There’s also various pubs and attractions that are dog-friendly and make for great places to visit during a Norfolk Broads holiday.

Why choose Barnes brinkcraft for your boat hire?

With over 50 years of Norfolk Broads boat hire experience, Barnes Brinkcraft will help you find the best hire boat for your holiday needs. As you are dealing directly with the boatyard, we know our boats well.