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Wherry ship graphic and nameWherryman's Way


57 km / 35 miles
A long distance riverside walk which follows the route of the historic Broads trading wherries between Norwich and Great Yarmouth stations, it winds through open marshes, reedbeds, grazing meadows and riverside villages along the banks of the River Yare, such as Cantley, Reedham and Burney Arms, that have linking stations. Waymarkers along the route include stainless steel wherry sails, life-like figures, information panels and audio points. The Broads is Britain's largest protected wetland and the wherry - a large cargo-carrying barge whose elegant black sails - was a once common sight on these waters. An A3 size leaflet that includes an outline map is available for free download on the website and this also has information on diversions due to flood prevention work.
Sighting (7/07/2012) of adders, between Berney Arms to Great Yarmouth, basking in the sun have been reported. Extra care is needed and the advice is not to interfere or disturb them.

Strider News - August 2021 (Publication Update)

A new guidebook, written by Joe Jackson, has been piublished covering the Wherryman's Way. It covers this riverside walk linking the city of Norwich to the coastal town of Great Yarmouth. Numerous historic ruins, pubs and wildlife hot-spots are passed along the route to the coast. This book provides details, maps and directions of the entire trail with suitable overnight stops and locations of all facilities, points of interest and public transport information.


Waymark: Wherry ship graphic and name
Path Type: Other Paths
Waymark: Wherry ship graphic and name
Attributes: Easy
Start: TG239083 - Norwich station, Norfolk View on StreetMap
Finish: TG519081 - Great Yarmouth station, Norfolk View on StreetMap
Open Date: 2005
Web Sites: Norfolk County Council - Wherryman's Way Griffmonster - Wherryman's Way posts [blog] Wherryman's Way [blog] Wherryman's Way [YouTube video] Thryve - Wherryman's Way Wherryman's Way [YouTube]

Publications, Badges and Certificates:

External download Norfolk County Council - Wherryman's Way : overview map  (Norfolk County Council ) Download
Guidebook The Wherryman's Way : a guide to Norfolk's long distance footpath  (Halsgrove Press  - May 2010 )


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Contains Ordnance Survey data © Crown copyright and database right 2016.
© OpenStreetMap contributors under Open Database Licence.
Rights of way data from selected Local Authorities.
Large scale digital mapping is provided by John Thorn.
At high zoom levels the route is indicative only.
Purchase Ordnance Survey Maps:
OS Landranger 134
OS Landranger Active 134
OS Explorer 40, 237
OS Explorer Active 40, 237
Other Paper Maps:
ZigZag 16 Stripmap
Wherryman's Way: Norwich to Great Yarmouth (Yellow Publications - Sept 2015)

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Route Profile:

58.5 km (36.4 miles)
253 m (830 ft) ascent
23 m (75 ft)  maximum height

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