Running along the banks of the River Bure, the picturesque village of Horning is popular with visitors and locals alike. Situated between Hoveton and Ludham on the A1062 you will be perfectly located to explore everything the Broads has to offer.

Things to do

Follow the footpath two miles out of Horning to BeWILDerwood, a tree house adventure park suitable for all ages. Based on the Boggles and Twiggles children’s books it offers tree houses, zip-wires, a ‘sky maze’ and boat trips.

Just watch out for the Crocklebogs! Hire bikes from Broadland Cycle Hire, also located at BeWILDerwood, and explore the winding lanes around Horning or follow the Three Rivers Way cycle path to Hoveton & Wroxham. They provide bikes for all ages and even supply helmets, maps and locks.

If you want to get out and explore the Broads by boat, self-drive boats are available to rent by the hour or for the full day from Herbert Woods and don’t forget, as a Broads Escapes customer you’re entitled to a 25% discount off day boats. There is also a great choice of walking routes in the local area of Horning as well as some beautiful protected areas to explore.

If you don’t want to captain your own boat then there are plenty of opportunities to get out on the water with trips on board the Southern Comfort paddle steamer.

Places to eat

If you’ve rented a boat for the day or you’re just out for a drive you will find a selection of pubs to choose from. Located by the waters edge you’ll find The Ferry Inn, Pedros, The New Inn or the iconic Swan Inn. Along Lower Street you will find a variety of cafés, restaurants and take aways, you can choose to eat in the beautiful Bure River Cottage, The Staithe & Willow, The Galley and Country Treats. If you’re staying in a nearby cottage, visit the local butchers for all of your locally sourced meat or one of the towns small convenience stores.

Tips for travelling around Horning

Horning doesn’t have a train station, the village has regular transport links with buses running between the vibrant city of Norwich and Stalham and between Wroxham and the seaside resort of Great Yarmouth.

Take a day out and explore Horning by car, the average journey can take less than fifteen minutes and is well worth a visit when staying in one of our cottages. If you’re staying in Horning then leave the car at the cottage and take a walk into the village.

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