A visitors guide to the pretty Broadland village
of Ludham located right in the middle of the
Norfolk Broads National Park. Ludham is surrounded
by fields and marshes and there are plenty of
opportunities for walking, boating and bird watching and
exploring the Norfolk Broads National Park. Womack Water
- Ludhams own small broad and staithe has moorings for
boats and is a pleasant place to sit, only a short walk
from the main village. Just outside the village is
Ludham Bridge where boats can be hired.
Hunters Yard situated off Womack Water
provides a unique opportunity to sail on beautifully
traditional mahogany cabin yachts.
A walk out to the remains of St. Benets
Abbey which was founded in the 9th century follow the
signs for Horning, then the signs for St. Benet's Abbey
off Hall Common Road.
There are two village pubs, small but
good range of shops for all your basic provisions.
The coast is six miles away and the
larger Broadland towns of Wroxham
and Hoveton seven miles. Norwich and Great Yarmouth are
both about half and hours drive away.
At How Hill there
are stretches of sedge and reed, marsh meadows, dykes, a
woodland and open water. Here there is a small
information centre and museum detailing life as a
marshman in the early 20th century. The sedges and reeds
of the Broads are still used for traditional thatching.
An Edwardian style electric boat runs trips through the
dykes and marshes at certain times of the year.