Thurne, that lies in the Norfolk Broads alongside a
river of the same name. The River Thurne is a
major artery off the broads. Thurne dyke offers free
launches for small craft and also mooring facilities.
The village has a village store and a large village pub,
The Lion Inn. The white painted windpump at Thurn is one
of the most distinctive of the Broadland windmills and
Boat hire is available nearby and there are some good
nature reserves around this area such as Upton Fen and Ranworth Broad. There is
nice boat excursion from Potter
Heigham up the road to Horsey Mere. At Horsey Mere there is a
National Trust windpump from which there are lovely
views out across the mere, that is now a wildfowl refuge
and attracts thousands of migratory birds in the winter
There is an access point to the Long Distance Weavers
Way footpath in the village, which runs from Cromer to Great Yarmouth.
At Ludham down the road is
How Hill formerly the home of the Boardman family, a
delightful Edwardian thatched house set in its own
grounds. This area is in the heart of the Norfolk Broads
and provides access to some wonderful landscapes.
Revealing Broadland in miniature, How Hill has reed
beds, marshes, a small broad, woodlands, and the River
Ant. On the same site is a marshman's cottage, and
three restored windmills.
For sand and sea then visit the seaside resorts of
or Hemsby, both approximately
seven miles (11km) away.