Potter Heigham is situated between Great Yarmouth and Wroxham and is geographically and spiritually right at the heart of the Norfolk Broads. As far back as 1900, Potter Heigham is one of the major boating centre’s on theNorfolk Broads with many boating holidays or day trips starting from here. The famous medieval bridge gives access to the Upper Thurne, Hickling Broad and Horsey Mere. The banks of the River Thurne at Potter Heigham are lined with waterside bungalows, which can only be accessed by foot or boat. Boat building has been established for many decades at Potter Heigham and include the famous Applegate Boatyard and the Herbert Woods Boatyard, established in the early 1900’s, one famous customers of the boatyard include George Formeby who lived in nearby Wroxham.
Opposite Herbert Woods is Lathams which was started in 1963 when Ken Latham opened the general store – known as ‘Aladdin’s Cave’. Lathams used to stock everything for the holidaymaker and visiting fisherman, even supplying grocery orders to cruisers who had moored up nearby. Today Potter Heigham has lost none of it’s charm. It is still one of the most popular places to visit on the Norfolk Broads, as it’s still remains a centre for cruising holidays, a perfect place to hire day boats, and a great place to simply to watch the boats go by.
We at www.thebroads.tv would say Potter Heigham is a must if you are holidaying on the Norfolk Broads, it is a relaxing village with plenty to see and do.