Ross Norfolk Broads River Trips are available as from 1st May until end of October ( reduced service in October call to confirm days and times)
On holiday? local? tired? or full of the joys of summer? - come and visit Lady Ann on Horsey Mere.
Chill out, relax, learn, be inspired! Book a one hour trip or private hire and be thrilled & amazed at the beauty of nature in this quiet corner of the Norfolk Broads.
Last year we had a pair of breeding swallows nest on the Lady Ann and hoping for the same again in 2015, so for a chance to get up close and personal with these beautiful birds and to see many, many more a river trip with Ross would be the perfect way to spend an afternoon on the Broads.
"In 2014 - Lovely to see the swallows’ nest on the boat and how the parents flew out to meet us and feed the chicks!"
Leaving from the staithe by Horsey Windpump, enjoy an informal all-weather wildlife tour in the comfort and safety of mv Lady Ann, a traditional wooden Broads built pleasure boat. Your friendly, experienced, local Broads guide knows just where to take you to see some of the unique flora and fauna that have made this part of Norfolk so famous.
We offer one hour wildlife-watching trips departing regularly from Horsey Staithe. Our trips are friendly and informal so you can relax and enjoy a trip into a Broadland landscape largely unchanged since medieval times. Lady Ann can carry up to 12 passengers and well behaved dogs are welcome
Private hire is available for early morning and evening tours during the main season and throughout the off season by arrangement which is ideal for birthdays, family outings, picnics, special interest groups, filming & photography and Clubs & Societies.
MV Lady Ann
The Lady Ann is a classic wooden boat, built in Wroxham. She is stable and perfect for viewing the unique wildlife in all weathers.
Learn about the wildlife and history of the Broads while seated in the open-sided saloon and relax during our friendly and informal tour. Lady Ann can carry up to 12 passengers and well behaved dogs.
What might you see?
Throughout May-September you are almost guaranteed to see the stunning marsh harrier. On warm days in May, June and July the very rare swallowtail butterfly is likely to be on show. Whilst there are more than a dozen sites this butterfly may be seen at, for anyone with restricted mobility we probably have the best chances of finding one. In the early season we often see cuckoos. Bitterns boom and sometimes put in an appearance. Horsey is one of the best places to see cranes
Access to Lady Ann from the car park is via 150m of solid, well-maintained path.
Entry to Lady Ann is possible for wheelchairs with the assistance of the skipper to help negotiate a 5" upstand of wood at the transom and to deploy and use a ramp inside the boat. The boat can only carry one wheelchair at a time due to the layout.
Very occasionally the skipper of the boat is someone with restricted use of his wrists and is therefore unable to assist wheelchairs in boarding. For this reason we advise anyone with restricted mobility to contact us first to ensure we can accommodate them.
If you have a mobility scooter there is room to park it where the boat departs from. We regret we are unable to carry such scooters on the boat.
One hour wildlife-watching trips depart regularly from Horsey Staithe most days from May to the end of September. You can just turn up on the day as you are unlikely to wait long and there's plenty to do in Horsey.
If you haven't pre-booked make your way to the departure point at Horsey Staithe and write your name/s down on the booking sheet for the boat trip you want.
Prices: Adults £8.50, Children £7.00, Family (2+2) £28.00
You can contact Ross by telephone on 07791 526440 or please text me before 10am on the day