The Village of Thurne in Norfolk

Thurne Norfolk Holidays

A visitors guide to the bijou village of 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 much photographed. 

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 months.

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 either Winterton-on-Sea or Hemsby, both approximately seven miles (11km) away.

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