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
For Holiday Accommodation in Thurne Norfolk - Self Catering - Holiday
Cottages check out our Thurne Holiday Accommodation Pages.
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