Rails, Trails and Sails


Reedham, photograph Julian Claxton/Broads National Park

A full day tour starts by meeting at the Erpingham Gate, Norwich Cathedral for Monks, Mayhem and Murder, a guided tour of Norwich’s historic Cathedral Quarter, then head to Norwich Railway Station to catch the train to Reedham.

Enjoy lunch in Reedham, then take a trip on the Reedham Chain Ferry – the only crossing of the River Yare between Norwich and Great Yarmouth. Explore Reedham riverside and countryside; hear about the Broads’ historic trading wherries; see the magnificent views across Norton Marshes, with the railway snaking away in the distance and view Reedham Church built on the site of a Roman fort and lighthouse.

Sunday Option

After lunch on Sundays, there is the option to take the train to Berney Arms, one of the UK’s most isolated railway stations and return on foot to Reedham along the edge of Halvergate Marshes, with views across the River Yare of the vast Roman fort at Burgh Castle and passing a collection of drainage mills telling the story of how water levels have been managed on these beautiful wild marshes.

  • Minimum size of group: 4
  • Maximum size of group: 15
  • Cost £30.00 per person, includes return rail ticket to Reedham or Berney Arms and return river crossing on the Reedham Ferry.
  • Food and drink not included, either picnic or pub lunch