Wroxham & Coltishall

New walks support wherries charity

Just Regional
Apr 12, 2024 2 mins read

Supporters of the Wherry Yacht Charter Charitable Trust followed a route on land rather than water for an inaugural fundraising hike to mark National Walking Month in May.

The new Hathor Trail starts and finishes In Ludham, with the midway point at How Hill where the pleasure wherry Hathor is moored and open for viewings during the sailing season from May to September.


Guide Gary Jones (left) with walkers Jerry Simpson and Ian Winters

 

The six-mile route follows public footpaths and quiet country lanes with sections along the banks of the River Ant and Crome’s Broad.

Along the way there are short stops where WYC volunteer and walk guide Gary Jones describes the history of points of interest.

The trail is easy walking and takes about four hours, with stops including a tour of the wherry at How Hill.

“This is a new initiative to raise the funds needed by our charity to preserve, maintain and operate five of the remaining eight wherries in the world,” said WYC trustee Judith Keogh. “Our main source of income is from scheduled sailings and charters but not everybody wants to sail on one of our boats, so we are hoping this land-based activity will appeal to them as an alternative way of supporting our work.”

t Regular walks will be held during the summer. Email jk@wherryyachtcharter.org for details. Information about scheduled sailings can be found at www.wherryyachtcharter.org

 

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