North Broads Sailing Cruises : Emergency Access Points
In the event of an incident occurring it may be necessary to call for assistance. While there is an ever-increasing coverage of mobile phones, it cannot be guaranteed that one would give access to the emergency services.
This list covers the area of the Northern Broads which the SCCSC Cruises normally use and identifies:
The Emergency services should recognise the 'official' Broads Authority names of Public Moorings, (in italics).
No Account has been taken of boatyards, pubs and shops; when open, such places would be likely to allow you to call for assistance. This list shows access and communication points available at all times. The Grid References and Postcodes can be quoted when using a mobile phone - which normally takes you to a central control facility.
- RIVER BURE - WROXHAM to THURNE MOUTH -
WROXHAM STAITHE - 'Hoveton St John', Station Road, Hoveton   -   -   TG 302 182 - - NR12 8UR
Public staithe just upstream of the road bridge (Norwich Road) on North (right) side, before the rail bridge.
WROXHAM BRIDGE - 'Hoveton Horseshoes', Norwich Road, Hoveton - - TG 302 181 - - NR12 8DA
Mooring immediately downstream of road bridge. Telephone close to the 'Spar' grocery shop in pedestrian precinct on the same side (downstream) of the river as the mooring, just along Norwich Road away from the bridge and turn right into the pedestrian area.
WROXHAM BROAD - The Avenue, Wroxham                 -       -               TG 308 166 - - NR12 8TS
The sailing club on the broad is staffed during office hours. The access gate is locked morning & evening.
SALHOUSE BROAD - Car Park off Salhouse Road               -   -             TG 319 150 - - NR13 6RX
Road access is not easy (˝ mile footpath) and the nearest public phone is some distance away in the village.
HORNING STAITHE - 'Horning Parish Staithe', Lower Street, Horning - - TG 341 175 - - NR12 8AA
Road access to the staithe. Phone Box past 'The Swan' pub and on the far side of the car-park by public toilets.
HORNING FERRY - Ferry Road, Horning                       -     -                   TG 345 167 - - NR12 8PS
Easy road access at the Horning Ferry pub. Public Phone 300yds up the road leading away from the pub
HORNING CHURCH MOORING - Church Road, Horning         -     -           TG 355 165 - - NR12 8PZ
You might find someone at home but don't bank on it. This one is a 'walking wounded' mooring only!
RANWORTH BROAD & STAITHE - 'Ranworth Staithe', The Hill, Ranworth - - TG 360 146 - - NR13 6HY
Easy road access. Phone Box on the Broad side of the road, next to the playground and bins.
ST. BENET'S ABBEY - St Benet’s Road, Ludham(Postcode is farm at start of track) - - TG 380 158 - - NR29 5NU
Difficult road access but possible. No Phone.
SOUTH WALSHAM BROAD – Russell Marine, Fleet Lane, South Walsham - - TG 373 143 - - NR13 6ED
Road access to boatyard on the left as you come onto the Broad. Phone 600yds up the road beyond village pond.
SOUTH WALSHAM BROAD – Village Staithe, Fleet Lane, South Walsham - - TG 371 140 - - NR13 6EE
Road access to the village staithe on the other side of the Broad. Phone 400yds up the road beyond village pond.
THURNE MOUTH - 'Thurne Mouth', Boundary Road, Thurne           -   -           TG 401 151 - - NR29 3BW
Road access via 'Boundary Farm', entrance off 'Church Road'. A long way to a public phone
- RIVER BURE - THURNE MOUTH to ACLE BRIDGE -
UPTON DYKE - Boat Dyke Road, Upton                           -   -                       TG 402 128 - - NR13 6BN
Road access at the end of the dyke. Public Phone ˝ mile up the lane into the village. At the top of the lane turn right, past White Horse pub on right; continue to cross-roads by village shop and phone is 50 yards up the lane.
ACLE BRIDGE - Old Road (A1064), Acle                           -   -                       TG 415 116 - - NR12 3AS
Easy road access. Telephone by the boatyard at the base of the bridge.
- RIVER THURNE - THURNE MOUTH to POTTER HEIGHAM -
THURNE DYKE - The Street, Thurne                                       -   -                       TG 402 158 - - NR29 3AP
Go up the River Thurne to the white windmill. Moor in the dyke, Phone box at the far end. Good road access.
HUNTER'S YARD (Womack Water) - Horsefen Road, Ludham         -   -               TG 396 176 - - NR29 5QG
Womack is on the left going up towards Potter. Good Road access to Hunters Yard (and village staithe beyond)
WOMACK WATER (Public Staithe) - 'Womack Island', Horsefen Rd, Ludham - - TG 392 179 - - NR29 5QG
Good road access.. Phone Box in the middle of Ludham village; go into village, past pub and it is on the left by the church-yard entrance. Ludham doctor's surgery in is down road beyond Phone box on the left. Tel: 01692 678 611
REPPS (PUG STREET) STAITHE - Staithe Road, Repps with Bastwick       -   -     TG 413 174 - - NR29 5JU
On the right just after entering the bungalows on the way up to Potter. Road access but no Public Phone.
POTTER HEIGHAM BRIDGE - 'Potter Heigham', Bridge Road, Potter Heigham - - TG 420 185 - - NR29 5JB
Phone Box on the road by the old bridge. Good road access.
- RIVER THURNE - POTTER HEIGHAM to HORSEY, HICKLING & W. SOMERTON -
MARTHAM BOATYARD     -     Cess Road, Martham                 - -                     TG 439 191 - - NR29 4RF
Road access but no longer a Public Phone at the boatyard.
MARTHAM FERRY BOATYARD - Ferrygate Lane, Martham             - -             TG 445 194 - - NR29 4RG
Road access but no Public Phone.
WEST SOMERTON - Staithe Road, West Somerton                     - -                 TG 468 201 - - NR29 4EA
Not easy to get to water's edge for road access. Phone Box on village green; left at main road, then 75 yds on left.
HORSEY STAITHE - Horsey Mill, B1159, Horsey                       - -                     TG 457 222 - - NR29 4EF
Good road access but Phone is ˝ mile away: left (north) along main road, on the corner near 'Nelson's Head' pub.
HICKLING STAITHE - Staithe Road, Hickling                         - -                       TG 409 226 - - NR12 0YJ
Road access and a Phone Box by the 'Pleasure Boat' pub.
CATFIELD STAITHE - 'Catfield Staithe', Staithe Road, Catfield         - -           TG 400 218 - - NR29 5BP
Road access but no phone.
- RIVER ANT - LUDHAM BRIDGE to BARTON BROAD and STALHAM -
LUDHAM BRIDGE - A1062, Ludham                                 - -                               TG 372 171 - - NR29 5NX
Good road access. Phone Box on the main road just past the shop.
HOW HILL - How Hill Road, How Hill, Ludham                     - -                         TG 370 191 - - NR29 5PG
No Public Phone. Road access difficult. Remote possibility of being able to telephone from inside How Hill House.
IRSTEAD STAITHE - 'Irstead Staithe'                                 - -                             TG 366 205 - - NR12 8XS
Good road access but no Public Phone for about 1˝ miles (!). Try local residences in an emergency
GAYS STAITHE - 'Gay's Staithe', Irstead Road, Neatishead           - -                 TG 351 210 - - NR12 8XP
Road access. Nearest Public Phone is ˝ mile away in the middle of Neatishead village by the village shop.
NEATISHEAD STAITHE - 'Neatishead', Irstead Road, Neatishead           - -         TG 345 211 - - NR12 8BJ
See above. Turn right from the staithe. Phone about 500 yards down the road in front of the village shop.
BARTON TURF STAITHE - (& 'Paddy's Lane'), Staithe Road, Barton Turf     - -   TG 358 225 - - NR12 8AZ
Good road access with a Phone Box up the road, across the large village green and pond. Also Cox's Boatyard.
SUTTON STAITHE - 'Sutton Staithe', Staithe Road, Sutton             - -               TG 383 237 - - NR12 9QS
Good road access. Nearest phone in village - across main road, turn right into village street for 200m
STALHAM STAITHE - Staithe Road, Stalham                         - -                         TG 373 246 - - NR12 9BX
Past all the boatyards ('Richardsons/New Horizon Holidays') with good road access. No Public Phone obvious.
WAYFORD BRIDGE - 'Wayford Bridge', A149                       - -                           TG 347 248 - - NR12 9LL
Good road access. Phone Box along main road (A149) to the right (East), 100 yards on left, just past pub.
If you want a doctor in an emergency & cannot contact our M.O. - NHS Direct : 0845 46 47
For marine emergencies call 999 and ask for 'Coastguard - Great Yarmouth', non emergencies 01493 841300
GRID REFERENCES OF LOCATIONS WITHOUT ROAD ACCESS
These are for the very rare occasions when you cannot get your vessel to the nearest road access, or even get to a bank from which you can walk along a footpath to get help. In such a situation call the Coastguard on 999 - they will co-ordinate with the ambulance service, etc. The Coastguard do use Grid References - and if you should need a helicopter transfer to hospital, the RAF Sea Kings also use them. The Grid Refs quoted are in 'standard' 100m format (note - 'TG' is 'Tango Golf'), and the full numeric format (sometimes with slightly greater accuracy).
River Bure     - -     Mooring beside west end of Salhouse Broad       - -       TG 317 159 - - 631740, 315860
Heigham Sound - - Southern end, beside Duck Broad               - -               TG 437 201 - - 643700, 320100
White Slea   - -     Deep Go Dyke (Close to junction of Meadow Dyke)       - -     TG 430 209 - - 642970, 320940
White Slea   - -     Deep Dyke (Longer mooring close to Hickling Broad)     - -     TG 425 212 - - 642500, 321170
Hickling Broad - -  Main Channel - Junction with Catfield Dyke         - -         TG 415 217 - - 641500, 321700
Meadow Dyke   - -   Piled bank close to entrance to Horsey Mere       - -       TG 446 218 - - 644570, 321800
Horsey Mere     - -   Remains of old island (marked with stakes)           - -         TG 450 221 - - 645000, 322130
River Thurne   - -   Centre of channel through Martham Broad           - -         TG 462 203 - - 646200, 320270
Barton Broad   - -   Mouth of River Ant (S.E. corner of Broad)              - -           TG 363 210 - - 636300, 320970
Barton Broad   - -   Punt Club Pontoon                              - -                           TG 362 218 - - 636200, 321800
Produced jointly by SU Broads Cruises and the Pathfinder Cruise. - -Issue 8 May 2005