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Friday 30th September 2016

Chain Ferry

The Reedham Ferry is a vehicular chain ferry which crosses the River Yare in Norfolk. It crosses the river near the village of Reedham, forming the only crossing point between the city of Norwich and Great Yarmouth and saving users a journey of more than 30 miles. The current ferry was built in 1984, was designed and built at Oulton Broad by the late Fred Newson & the present owner. The ferry can carry up to 3 cars at a time and can carry a maximum weight of 12 tonnes.

There has been a crossing at Reedham since the early 17th Century. The original ferry was called Norfolk Horse Ferries UNDER STABLE the horse drawn vehicles were the main users of the ferry boat.

The Archers came to Reedham Ferry early in 1949 and proud to boast we are still here now after 3 generations.

The ferry boat in 1949 was still being hand-wound across the river yare until early 1950 when the ferry became motorised.

The hours of operation are from 07.30 to 22:00 Monday to Fridays and 8:00 to 22:00 Saturdays and Sundays, summer and winter alike.

The Ferry Charges are as follows:

  • Car / Light Van £4.30
  • Car / Light Van Day Return £7.00
  • Coach £10.00
  • Lorry Under 7 Tonnes £7.00
  • Caravan / Trailer £2.00
  • Motorcycle £2.00
  • Pedestrian & Cycle £1.00
  • Pedestrian £0.50
  • Multi Ticket £30.00

Postal Address : Reedham Ferry, Ferry Road, Reedham, Norfolk, NR13 3HA

View of Reedham Chain Ferry in the mist View of Reedham Chain Ferry in black & white