Can’t offer local knowledge, but we’ve day-sailed from Hickling with our Wayfarer, and previously on traditional broads day-boats and cruisers – sailing, of course. Are you planning to cruise or day-sail, boat or land camp (or something more civilised?). Launch from Wispering reeds boatyard (for a moderate fee) or from the Hickling parish slip by prior arrangement and £5. You need a broads permit, which can also be purchased from Wispering reeds boatyard
Public mooring at various places along the rivers, and parish Staithes where you may have to pay a small charge.