About Brograve Mill and the Broads
The Norfolk & Suffolk Broads are a series of lakes and connecting rivers, very popular with sailing boats and hire craft of all types, with the 125 miles of navigable rivers and broads forming the UK’s largest protected wetland area. Horsey Mere is one of the most northerly broads very close to the North Sea coast. Waxham New Cut runs due north from Horsey Mere for about 1.5 miles passing the remains of Brograve Mill. The structure has a distinct lean which is the subject of a local legend: Apparently the devil was so angry with Thomas Brograve for building the mill to reclaim the marshland that he attempted to batter it down during a storm, leaving it with a slight tilt.
The actual head of navigation on Waxham New Cut is about half a mile beyond Brograve Mill at Lound Bridge where there are moored boats and it is wide enough to turn easily. The mill has been chosen as a Silver Propeller Location to encourage visiting boats to this far-flung part of the Broads. A photo of your boat or canoe in the vicinity of Brograve Mill will be a good proof of your visit.
[The Photo shows Brograve Mill – by Ian Martin – Wikipedia Public Domain]