Acle Boating Holiday Route Ideas

The beauty of the Broads holiday is that you are free to go wherever you choose! You can travel all day or just go a short while, moor up and relax on the boat. Please remember to be mindful of bridge heights and of course tide times when crossing Breydon Water.

Please note, journey times are a rough guide only.


Short Break Route from Acle

Acle – Wroxham – Stalham – How Hill – Acle

Acle to Wroxham – 3.25 hours

Wroxham to Stalham – 4.25 hours

Stalham to How Hill – 0.75 hours

Wroxham to Stalham – 4.25 hours

How Hill to Acle – 2.25 hours

Begin at Acle where you will find pubs, restaurants and various shops. Then head to Horning where you can find a village green and variety of shops and restaurants and then finally onto Wroxham. At Wroxham you will find many eateries, pubs, shops and arcades. There is also Hoveton Hall Gardens and Wroxham Barns with a junior farm and tea rooms.

From Wroxham, head to Stalham, a country town with a high street containing a wide range of shops, pubs and eateries. The Museum of the Broads is a five minute walk away. Stalham is only half a mile away from moorings on the River Ant where you can take in the unspoilt nature reserves of Barton Broad and How Hill. The Barton Broad reserve covers 35 acres. Return to Acle from How Hill.


7-day Route from Acle

Acle – Wroxham – Yarmouth – Norwich – Oulton Broad – Acle

Acle to Wroxham – 3.25 hours

Wroxham to Great Yarmouth – 5.5 hours

Great Yarmouth to Norwich – 5.75 hours

Norwich to Oulton Broad – 8.25 hours

Outline Broad to Acle – 5.75 hours

Begin at Acle and head to Wroxham as per the short break guide. Then come back though Horning and Acle to go onto Great Yarmouth – famous for its pier and bright seaside lights! Great Yarmouth is one of Britain’s most popular coastal resorts with miles of sandy beaches, amusements, shops and food outlets. The Pleasure Beach and Joyland are on the seafront with rides and games for all the family. Greyhound and stock car racing can also be seen at Great Yarmouth.

After Great Yarmouth go through Breydon Water and Marshes. This is home to breeding waders, windfowl and lapwings. At the southern end is Burgh Castle with lovely views of Berney Arms Windmill and some great scenic footpaths. Cntinue along the River Yare to Brundall via Reedham which is well served with pubs, a fish and chip shop and a gift shop. Reedham also has a famous chain ferry and there is a beautiful nature reserve at Strumpshaw Fen and Surlingham Marsh.

After Bramerton Norwich awaits with everything you could want from a city; culture, history, great shopping, restaurants and a vibrant night life. There are over 1,500 historic buildings including a Norman castle and cathedral. Norwich also has a market open 6 days a week. Family fun can also be had with ten pin bowling, cinemas, quasar and much more.

From Norwich, cruise the gentle waters of the River Waveney to Oulton Broad, one of the finest yachting lakes in Britain. It is popular for fishing, windsurfing, rowing and speedboat racing. Nearby is Lowestoft, with many shops and restaurants – it is also home to Richardson’s Family Entertainment Centre where you can enjoy ten pin bowling and indoor play. After this head back to Acle via Great Yarmouth.

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