The pretty Broadland village of Potter Heigham is situated in the heart of the Broads National Park on the banks of the River Thurne. The village can easily be accessed from the A47. It is well-known for its medieval bridge which dates back to 1385 and crosses over the River Thurne, and is one of the most difficult bridges to navigate on the Broads!
In and around the area
Within Potter Heigham you will find a bustling boat yard, a large general store stocking everything from groceries to fishing tackle, a bakery and two cafés, Pub, Fish & Chip Shop and Post Office/Off Licence.
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 Potter Heigham as well as some beautiful areas to explore.
Fishing on the Broads
Located partway along the Weavers Way long distance footpath Potter Heigham is a popular place for walkers and the close proximity of Norfolk Wildlife Trust’s Hickling Broad reserve. The River Thurne is popular fishing location with good stocks of Tench and Carp, the calm waters of Broads Haven Marina also offers excellent fishing, however fishing is restricted to guests staying within the marina cottages.
Tips for travelling around Potter Heigham
Potter Heigham doesn’t have a train station, though the village has regular transport links with buses running between the seaside resort of Great Yarmouth and the market town of North Walsham.
Take a day out and explore Potter Heigham 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 Potter Heigham then leave the car at the cottage and take a short walk into the village.