What we do



The Womack Herons gather round the barbecue at Salhouse Broad.
We stayed overnight and then cruised up to Coltishall.


Contact us



You can contact us by sending an e-mail to enquiries@womackherons.org.uk


Want to join in?

Members should check to see if booking is required. If it is, simply follow the instructions given with each event.
If you are not a member but would like to join, just send us an e-mail to the address above.


How to cancel

If you have made a booking but then you are unable to attend the event, please let the organiser know as soon as possible. Otherwise, we may have to pay for the meal.


Lifts to Boating Meetings

You don't have to own a boat to be a member of the Womack Herons. However, many of our meetings take place at riverside locations and some people travel there by boat.

If you would like a lift on one of the boats going to a meeting, you would be most welcome. To arrange this just send an e-mail to the following address:



Here are the details of future meetings. Members are welcome at all meetings.

In some cases, it is necessary to contact the meeting organiser to let them know you are coming or to choose menus or some other option. You will find details of how to do this with each event. Please note that some dates and venues may change. We will send an e-mail to all members if this happens. If you change your e-mail, please make sure that the organisers know or you may miss out.
Visitors and guests are always welcome at Herons Meetings.

Meetings 2019


The contact for all meetings is Tricia unless otherwise stated. Her e-mail is: tricia@womackherons.org.uk


Friday 10th May: Cruise or drive to Upton for a 12.30pm fish & chip lunch.  Please book with menu choice by Friday 3rd May. Click here for menu

Thursday 23rd May: Walk in Sheringham Park and Afternoon Tea:  Meet at the Dales Hotel, Sheringham, at 1.45pm ready to start the walk at 2pm.  Come and enjoy the spectacular Rhododendrons! Afterwards, afternoon tea with sandwiches, cake, scones and cream has been booked at the hotel for 4pm. Booking for the walk and/or tea required by 16th May.

Saturday 8th June. Summer barbecue at Crusoes.   The BBQ will be ready for cooking by 1pm; please bring your own chairs, drinks and food to cook. If you plan to come by boat, you may be able to moor at Crusoes which has space for one or two small boats – please contact Graham to check – alternatively moor at Womack Staithe or in Womack Dyke – Crusoes is a 10 minute walk from the staithe.   Note change of date.

Tuesday 18th June: Cruise or drive to South Walsham and the Fairhaven Garden Trust for lunch at 12.30pm; whilst there you may wish to take a stroll round the extensive gardens (entry fee applies). See lunch menu here - pre-ordering is not required.  If coming by boat, Fairhaven Gardens are a 20 minute walk from the moorings in South Walsham Dyke. Book for lunch with Tricia by 13th June.

Tuesday 16th July. Take the North Norfolk Railway from Holt to Sheringham (rtn):  Meet at Holt Station by 10.45am ready to depart Holt on the steam train at 11.25am.  Enjoy the stunning scenery on the short ride to Sheringham, where there will be about 3hrs of free time for lunch, paddling, shopping or walking before taking the 3.30pm steam train back to Holt. Train ticket: £12.50.  Book by 11th July.

Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th July. Cruise or drive to Salhouse Broad on Saturday for a lunchtime picnic. Please bring your own picnic and chairs.  Boaters may wish to stay overnight: a day or overnight mooring fee applies. (a number of moorings will be reserved in advance – please book your space).  On Sunday, lunch has been booked at the Fur & Feather Inn, Woodbastwick for 12.30pm.  Please book for Sunday lunch with menu choices by 22nd July. (menu to come)

Wednesday 7th August: Cruise or drive to How Hill for a lunchtime picnic from 12.30pm.  Bring your own picnic and chairs.

Saturday 31st August:  Tea/Coffee and scones in Horning.  Cruise or drive to Horning for tea/coffee and scones in the garden at Tricia's house, served from 2.30pm. Booking not required but it would help catering to know numbers. Contact Tricia with numbers and for directions if needed.

Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th September: On Saturday 14th, cruise or drive to Gays Staithe (nr Neatishead) for a lunchtime BBQ from 1pm. BYO food and chairs.  Boaters may wish to stay overnight.   On Sunday 15th, drive, cruise or walk to The White Horse, Neatishead for lunch at 12.30pm.  Booking required by 7th September.

Friday 27th September: Cruise or drive to St Benet’s Abbey for a guided tour starting at 11am. This is St Benet’s 1000 year anniversary – come and discover more of its history, stories and secrets!  After the tour stay and enjoy a picnic by the river – bring your own picnic.  Booking is not essential but it would be helpful to know numbers for the tour.  Please let Tricia know by Monday 23rd Sept.

Friday 11th October: Norwich History Walk - details to follow.

Tuesday 29th October: AGM, supper and Stan Coles Trophy Quiz. Church Rooms

Saturday 9th November: Lunch at The Maltsters, Ranworth.

Thursday 28th November: Laying Up Supper, Acle Bridge Inn

Tuesday 10th December: Winter Walk and silly hats. Details to follow.

Do you have any ideas for future meetings? Please let any committee member know what you would like to see next year.

All dates and venues are subject to change until the bookings have been confirmed. Keep looking in for details.