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Discover the little village of Bramerton by mooring at its beautiful common on the River Yare. The village has a riverside bar and restaurant, children’s play area and a wooded hill, which is an important geological site. You can also walk along the Wherryman’s Way to the fabulous RSPB Surlingham Marsh nature reserve.

Bramerton Common is perhaps one of the prettiest places to moor on the Broads. The long green, which is unusually flanked by a steep wooded ridge, is the perfect place to relax, play games or simply admire the view. Just upstream of the common is a mariner’s store and the Water’s Edge bar and restaurant, which has a riverside beer garden and customer moorings.

It’s worth walking up Mill Hill to the community orchards for a marvellous vista across the Yare Valley. The nearby recreation ground beside the village hall on Easthill Lane includes a bowling green and children’s play area.

The wooded ridge behind Bramerton Common (Bramerton Pits) is a geological Site of Special Scientific Interest. The fossils found here, which include marine fish and extinct species of early otters and voles, have revealed much about our past climate. In fact, the finds are so important that the village has lent its name to the Bramertonian Stage of the early Pleistocene period!

The Wherryman’s Way long-distance footpath passes Bramerton Common and it’s worth following it along the river to the beautiful RSPB Surlingham Church Marsh nature reserve. Here you can explore a tranquil riverside fen with reed beds and pools that are full of birdlife. But the real highlight is the spectacular panoramic view of the reserve from the ruins of St Saviour’s Church (see Surlingham for more information).


Bramerton Common – A long section of side-on moorings against a beautiful green.

The Water’s Edge – Free overnight mooring for customers eating at the restaurant. Side-on moorings with electric hook up available.

Eating Out:

The Water’s Edge – A la carte restaurant and bar with a riverside beer garden and moorings. Has an outside terrace grill on selected evenings. Serves real ales. 01508 538005.