Upton Dyke

Public Mooring
Waste Bins
Phone Box
Drainage Mill
St Margarets Church

(in Upton)
The White Horse

Businesses in Upton

White Horse 01493 750696

Camelot Craft
Eastwood Whelpton 01493 750430
Stewart Technical Services General Boat Maintenance (based in Upton but can go any place where your boat is)  07990973631

The entrance to Upton Dyke is situated on the river Bure between Acle and the junction of the Bure and Thurne rivers. The Dyke is narrow with private mooring along the right hand bank as you enter.

At the end of the dyke is the staithe where there is a boatyard and rubbish collection and Bottle bank. Public 24hr. moorings are on the left at the end of the dyke.

In an area called the Doles is Upton Broad. It is not accessible by boat from the river but has great fishing and little fishing boats can be hired nearby. Near to the Broad is Upton Fen which is managed by the Norfolk Wildlife Trust.

Standing next to Upton Dyke is Palmer's Hollow Post Mill which was moved from Acle to the site in 1976. The Mill is of an interesting design being one of only two 'Hollow Post' drainage mills left on the broads, the other being Clayrack Drainage Mill. The mill has a miniature cap and sails based on its more traditional big brother tower drainage mills which can be seen on other parts of the Norfolk Broads. It is winded by a pair of tail vanes.

The most imposing structure in the village, as ever, is the church, St Margaret's, like the village is a mix of old and new: the tower is a 20th century restoration, its predecessor having toppled two centuries previously. The body of the church is probably 14th century, in the perpendicular style, and within there are relics of that time in the font and the piscina.

The village of Upton is a short walk from the staithe, offering a post office, telephone and the 14th Century St. Margaret's church, also the village pub The White horse.

The White Horse has stood in the heart of Upton since 1872 and still retains all its rustic charm and character.

Upton, is a small village, Most houses in the village enjoy space around them, with larger gardens than might be expected in most village settings. Even the village pub has a large beer garden behind it.