Fairhaven Garden and ‘the Cathedral of the Broads’

St Helens Ranworth Church
Ranworth Church

A half-day guided tour exploring part of Fairhaven Garden, the village of Ranworth and surrounding countryside, including St Helen’s Church, known as ‘the Cathedral of the Broads’.

Walk through the west side of Fairhaven Woodland and Water Garden, a beautiful natural Broadland Garden, enjoy fabulous candelabra primulas and azaleas in spring, wild flowers, butterflies and dragonflies in summer and wonderful autumn colours and see the King Oak, a sapling at the time of the Battle of Hastings. The tour features a peaceful bridleway connecting Fairhaven with Ranworth and the popular Malthouse Broad.

St Helen’s Church dates from the 14th century. The church has a magnificent 15th century rood screen, one of the finest in the country and the superb 15th century Ranworth Antiphoner, a richly illustrated liturgical book.

There is also the oppportunity to climb the church tower and enjoy fabulous views of the Broads landscape.

The tour is approximately 4 miles

Price £18 per person (includes coffee/tea and cake at Fairhaven at the end of the tour). Maximum of 8 people on the walk.

Please wear walking boots/shoes and be prepared for whatever the weather throws at us. Bottle of water recommended.

Fairhaven Woodland and Water Garden is at School Road, South Walsham NR13 6DZ.

Public bookable tour

Friday 10 September, 9.3am to 12.30pm. Book here

Saturday 16 October, 9.30am to 12.30pm. Book here

Tuesday 9 November, 9.30am to 12.30pm. Book here

Tuesday 30 November, 9.30am to 12.30pm. Book here

Saturday 18 December, 9.30am to 12.30pm. Book here