A longer ride, mainly along quiet country lanes but with several short sections along busier roads. A tour of the villages on either side of the River Bure, this route provides a real taste of Broadland life, from the bustling boating centres of Horning and Wroxham, to the quieter picturesque villages of Woodbastwick and Ranworth.
There are plenty of refreshment stops, and cycle hire is available Bewilderwood, offering car parking facilities.
You can also visit Ranworth Broad Conservation Centre, Cockshoot Broad Nature Reserve, Fairhaven Gardens, and St. Helens Church, Ranworth.
A passenger and cycle ferry runs across the river in Horning to connect to Woodbastwick and Ranworth without going through Hoveton and Wroxham. The ferry runs from outside the Ferry Inn at the end of Ferry Road NR12 8PS and normally operates daily from 11.00am to 5.30pm. Single fare is £2 per adult plus £0.50 per bike.
Phone 07393 458682 for details. See www.horningfootferry.co.uk
As well as the short trip across the river between the Ferry Inn and Woodbastwick Staithe, the ferry can also run up to the village of Horning (Swan Green), down to Cockshoot dyke and St Benet’s Church. The ferry can be hailed from the village, using the Ferry number 07393 458682.
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