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Norfolk Broads Towns and Villages - Irstead Map

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Norfolk Broads Towns and Villages
Irstead Map

Just before entering Barton Broad (from the Ludham Bridge side) is the small village of Irstead. Moorings are very limited and there are no services in the village. That said, this is a very pleasant spot to stay for a lunchtime stop amidst the passing river traffic and within reach of some lovely countryside walks.

Things to do:
The village contains St Michael's Church which dates back to the fourteenth century and is well worth a visit. The Barton Broad Boardwalk can be reached from here by making your way toward Neatishead along Irstead Road. The distance is around 1.5 miles. The boardwalk takes you through typical Norfolk woodland and swamp before you come across a terrific viewing point taking in much of Barton Broad. It is said that this is the only point at which you can view the Broad without being afloat. The boardwalk is around 1.5 miles in length

Eating and Drinking: There are no pubs or cafes of any description in the tiny village. If you don't mind the walk, you can get to the White Horse in Neatishead by walking along Water Lane and then School Lane. The journey should take around one hour on foot.

TIP: It is best to have a plan B if you intend to moor here as there are only 4 or 5 boat places available.

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2024 & 2025 HOLIDAYS
Sleeps minimum
Taking pets
Duration of holiday

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2024 & 2025 HOLIDAYS
Sleeps minimum
Steers from
Northern or Southern Broads
Standard of boat
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Pet(s) allowed
240v system (?)
Has microwave
Bow thrusters (?)
Wifi onboard (?)
I know its name
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