Rails, Trails and Sails

Reedham, photograph Julian Claxton/Broads National Park

A full day tour starts in Norwich with coffee at the historic Maids Head Hotel in Tombland, followed by Monks, Mayhem and Murder, a guided tour of the Cathedral Quarter, then head to Norwich Railway Station to catch the train to Reedham on Norfolk’s oldest railway line.

Enjoy lunch in Reedham,  then 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, visit Reedham Church, built on the site of a Roman fort and lighthouse and sample some of the brews at Humpty Dumpty Brewery.

Broads National Park Experiences Video

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.

  • Maximum size of group: 14
  • Cost £30.00 per person, includes return rail ticket to Reedham or Berney Arms and coffee at the Maids Head Hotel.
  • Minimum charge: £90
  • Other food and drink not included, either picnic or pub lunch

Read about the Rails Trails and Sails tour at the Campaign for National Parks blog 

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