South Walsham is a beautiful spot to visit on the broads. South Walsham village is one mile from South Walsham broad, and is home to two historic churches within one churchyard. The broad itself is separated into two sections. There is the outer broad which is very popular among boaters during the summer months, and then the inner broad which is private.
Visiting South Walsham is best done by mooring at Fleet Dyke. From here, visitors can walk along the footpath to the quaint little village. There is a tiny village staithe with beautiful greenery and thatched cottages, but it is only suitable for rowing boats on the water. Right by the village staithe is a red phone box which has been converted into a handy visitor information point. A further twenty minutes along the footpath there is the village hall and children’s play area, and just on from these is the village centre and churches.
The award-winning Fairhaven Woodland and Water Garden are nearby and perfect for a walk in the beauty of nature. With over 130 acres of gardens and four miles of footpaths, there is plenty to explore. The water gardens are uniquely stunning and were created by 2nd Lord Fairhaven in 1946. When he passed away, he requested that the gardens were left for the public to enjoy. There is a lovely little tearoom, gift shop and plant shop in Fairhaven.
● Fleet Dyke: Free overnight moorings
Eating & Drinking
● The Ship Inn
● Fairhaven Tea Rooms
● Upton Community Shop
● Phone box and South Walsham Village Staithe