broadland from the air
T h e N o r f o l k & S u f f o l k B r o a d s
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H O R S E Y M E R E
River location: The furthest East point on the northern broads is Horsey Dyke, a small dyke leads off of Horsey Mere. At the end of the dyke is Horsey windpump and private moorings for small craft. The dyke is narrow and there is no turning for larger craft.
Facilities: Public moorings in the dyke (24hrs Free) close to Horsey Mill. There are showers and toilets, including disposal and a public car park.
Horsey Windpump (National Trust)
The windpump was working until it was struck by lightning in 1943 and in 1948 it was acquired by the National Trust from the Buxton Family and has been restored. The Buxton family continue to manage the estate, emphasising nature conservation. Because of this the estate has become an internationally important wildlife site. On the estate there are circular walks, the main one being the path via Brograve Mill, the walk provides great views across Horsey Mere and access to the beach at Horsey Gap. There are many windmills in this particular area including West Somerton Mill, Brograve Mill, and Lambrigg Mill. Horsey Windpump is open daily from March to October and there is a small shop selling refreshments and some provisions near the moorings that is open at peak times.
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