Hickling and The Northern Broads Links


The Pleasure Boat is a real hub for tourists and all our staff have a great local knowledge of the area. As you can imagine, we've got some great chums around here, all of whom are as passionate about Hickling and The Broads as we are. Check out the following links for more information.

Norfolk Wildlife Trust Hickling Visitor Centre NR12 0BW

Tel 01692 598276               norfolkwildlifetrust.org.uk

The largest of the Broads, NWT Hickling Broad is a year-round haven for wildlife. It's easy to spend a day walking around its trails or, in summer, gently whiling away a couple of hours taking in the Broad’s hidden corners on one of NWT’s boat tours.

There's an ever popular Evening Water Trail and Supper from The Pleasure Boat Inn Staithe every Tuesday & Thursday in June, July and August, a 2 hour trip at 6pm 

 Hickling Campsite                 NR12 0AX

Tel 077811 440280              hicklingcampsite.co.uk

Secluded and beautiful village campsite in the heart of the Norfolk Broads, with generous space for tents on wonderfully flat grassy pitches, as well as a choice of Shepherd huts and other glamping options.

 Nelson Head, Horsey                 NR29 4AD

Tel 01493 393378                    thenelsonhead.com

Our sister pub is a quirky redbrick, traditional country pub with an open fire and  a huge beer garden, offering a huge choice of fine ales, real ciders and a wonderful menu of British food. Dog friendly, The Nelson is a short walk from Horsey Mere moorings and the beach, which is home to a large colony of seals. Open all day every day 11am to 11pm, Kitchen 12am -3pm and 6pm - 8pm

 Whispering Reeds Boatyard, Hickling                 NR12 0YW

Tel 01692 598870                   whisperingreeds.net

Just across the dyke from The Pleasure Boat is Whispering Reeds Boats which has been owned and operated by the same family for 54 years. The yard at the north end of Hickling Broad is the perfect place for a day out on a boat, or for a holiday on a Houseboat. They also offer all the other boatyard services of moorings, repairs, launching and storage. 

 East Ruston Cottages                 NR12 9HS

Tel 01692 665684                   sue@eastrustoncottages.co.uk

Dog Friendly self catering holiday Cottages in rural and coastal East Norfolk, including Red Roofs Cottage on Hickling Broad

Martham Boats, Martham                 NR29 4HRF

Tel 01493 740249                   info@marthamboats.com

Founded in 1946, Martham Boats is a family run, traditional, Norfolk Broads Holiday Boatyard. Daily hire of dayboats, sailing dinghies, canoes and weekly hire of motor cruisers and yachts, plus full boatyard facilities.

 Phoenix Fleet, Potter Heigham                 NR29 5JY

Tel 01692 670460                   boats@phoenixfleet.com

Starting at Potter Heigham, Phoenix fleet is the ideal base to explore the real Broads with Hickling and Horsey nature reserves only one hours cruise away. In 1982 they introduced the first electric launches for hire on the Broads, with Hickling and Horsey being sites of special scientific interest, they felt that it was important that visitors could visit these areas causing the least disturbance and pollution. Quiet, clean electric power has proved itself to give an unrivalled sense of peace as you cruise without engine noise, vibration or exhaust and fuel smells.