The River Yare is probably not one you’ve heard of unless you holiday regularly along the Norfolk Broads. This picturesque river rises in Dereham and flows towards Great Yarmouth before entering the North Sea. It boasts a wealth of wildlife and scenery from wherever you paddle it.
The Yare is one of the main rivers in the Norfolk Broads. It is a well-known beauty spot and popular with families across the country.
It’s a lovely spot when it comes to the summer holidays. There are several nature reserves along the river, including RSPB Strumpshaw Fen Nature Research, a lovely patch to observe!
Other things to note. The river becomes wider and more navigable to larger vessels from Norwich, and is tidal as far as Trowse Mill.
Also, if you do go for a paddle on the River Yare, make sure you take a look at the Broads paddle trails on Go Paddling for some more ideas of places to paddle in the area!
Art and the River Yare
A river claim to fame. The Yare became particularly popular with artists, specifically in the 19th century. Move over Constable, you can keep your Suffolk countryside.
The River Yare was the subject for many painters at the time. Most notably, it was the subject of the painting Moonlight on the Yare by John Crome, which now hangs in the National Gallery of Art in Washington DC.