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RollyDrifter

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Launching at Barton Turf Adventure Centre
« on: June 26, 2019, 10:07:09 AM »
Hi , wondering if anyone has experience of launching at Barton Turf Adventure Centre on the Broads.... slipway sounds tight !?!?

Am thinking to go up there this summer with the OGA , I’ll give the yard a call yo chat through , but wondered if anyone has any experience.

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Rolly

Paul Thomas

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Re: Launching at Barton Turf Adventure Centre
« Reply #1 on: July 03, 2019, 02:02:51 PM »
Hi Rolly, Not sure about Barton Turf, but I always launch at Swallowtail Yard in Ludham , which has a good slip and parking. Best to email them first so they are expecting you. You can also launch at Martham Boats.

Barend Nieuwendijk

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Re: Launching at Barton Turf Adventure Centre
« Reply #2 on: July 06, 2019, 02:40:41 PM »
Hi,
Three years ago we went with our boats from the Netherlands to the Norfolk Broads and used the slipway at Bureside Holidaypark. It is a good slipway and you can park your trailer safely. And the owners were very friendly. Also this location gives you a lot of freedom to choose which route to go.

RollyDrifter

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Re: Launching at Barton Turf Adventure Centre
« Reply #3 on: July 12, 2019, 07:41:35 PM »
Thanks for comments , I did launch at Swallowtail, Ludham, and you’re right , a lovely spot , great people and a great slipway . £35 for launch and parking for the week, but a nice feeling and a safe place for the trailer . Also , as you say , a great location for the north broads.

The OGA guys say they used to sale from Bureside, I should have checked it out as I passed. They say The Lion at Thurne is a good pub too.

I wasn’t over impressed with the trailer parking at Sutton Staithe Boatyard, felt a bit like grass at the side of the main road, although the people were friendly. £6 each way , no parking fee,

There was a good slip at Wayford , but only passed by , don’t have any info.

Barton Turf Adventure Centre itself, was a good base for the OGA, and good value but slipways not suitable for a Winkle Brig. Cox’s boatyard say “no cars on our slip” which I assume means they launch with their tractor, not sure on costs .

Many Thanks