Wherryman’s Way Guidebooks and Maps
RambleFest displays the best Wherryman’s Way guidebooks and maps, and provides the facility for buying them online
Click on an image below for more information and the option of buying online:
“For centuries the distinctive black sail of the wherry was a common sight along the River Yare. These magnificent craft plied their trade from Norwich to Great Yarmouth, transporting everything from coal and timber to market produce, ice and thatching reed. While the wherry survives today only in a handful of restored vessels the river remains, as do the staithes, the dykes and many of the wayside pubs once frequented by the wherrymen.
Once you start looking, their ghosts are everywhere. In 2005, the 35-mile long Wherryman’s Way was unveiled, opening up the riverside footpaths to a new generation of walkers. In this book the author has taken a step further, not only covering the main route but providing an opportunity for individuals, families and walking groups to explore the heritage of the Wherryman’s Way by providing guides to the twelve circular walks which branch off from it.
The book is illuminated with photographs and stories relating to features connected with the route, from abandoned windmills to long forgotten ferries, and eccentric characters such as Billy Bluelight and the irascible wildfowler known as `Old Scientific’. This book is a must for anyone who loves what the wherrymen themselves called `The Norwich River’.”
– The Wherryman’s Way
Notes on Wherryman’s Way Guidebooks
The Wherryman’s Way guidebook shown in our display is out of print, although it is available from third-parties via our Amazon link.
Click here for Wherryman’s Way Leaflet
Wherryman’s Way Maps
“The A-Z Adventure series features the accuracy and quality of OS Explorer mapping in a convenient book, complete with index. The A-Z Adventure series is an innovative concept that utilises Ordnance Survey Explorer mapping in a book, therefore eliminating the need to fold and re-fold a large sheet map to the desired area. OS Explorer is Ordnance Survey’s most detailed mapping at a scale of 1:25 000, showing public rights of way, open access land, national parks, tourist information, car parks, public houses and camping and caravan sites. Unlike the original OS sheets, this A-Z Adventure Atlas includes a comprehensive index to towns, villages, hamlets and locations, natural features, nature reserves, car parks and youth hostels, making it easy to find the required location quickly. Each index entry has a page reference and a six figure National Grid Reference. At a book size of 240mm x 134mm it is the same size as a standard OS Explorer map when closed. This A-Z Adventure Atlas of The Broads features 68 pages of continuous Ordnance Survey mapping covering: the Broads Authority Norwich Great Yarmouth Lowestoft This A-Z Adventure Atlas has the accuracy and quality of OS Explorer mapping indexed within a book, making it the perfect companion for boating enthusiasts, walkers, off-road cyclists, horse riders and anyone wishing to explore The Broads.”
– The Broads Adventure Atlas
There is an online Wherryman’s Way Map which gives a very good overview of the route, but it is not a replacement for the above map.
Ordnance Survey provide the service of online maps, which you can use on all your devices. Costs around £20 – £25 per year for all maps across the UK for a year. Great value. Click on the link:
Ordnance Survey Maps Online