Visit Thurne, riverside beauty spot and great place to moor up
The Wind Catcher
Thurne is a small village and beauty spot to the north west of the borough of Great Yarmouth at the confluence of the River Bure and the River Thurne, instantly recognisable as the location of Thurne Mill with a few small shops, a lovely church and a large pub.
It's an ideal location for passing boats to moor up and have a breather, a picnic or a stroll, with a large playground just next to the Lion Inn pub for the kids to play in, cycle-hire just next door and some great walks passing through the village, including the long distance National Trail 'The Weaver's Way' which runs for 61 miles between Cromer and Great Yarmouth through some beautiful countryside. Overnight mooring is also available.
The village is located at the end of a dyke beside the famous white painted tower Thurne Drainage Mill built in 1920. The mill has special open days in Summer, during National Mills Open Weekend in May and during Heritage Open Days in September. The owner also runs the open-air Wind Energy Museum which you can find in the nearby tiny riverside village of Repps-with-Bastwick.
Thurne is a great location to watch the Three Rivers Race on the first weekend in June, an incredibly popular sailing course which covers 50 miles in just two days. It's also a great spot to spectate if you're watching the Norfolk Broads Classic flat water SUP event which usually takes place in July.