Norfolk Broads Camping Canoe Trails
1 & 2* night canoe trails exploring some of Norfolk's most beautiful rivers. At the end of each day relaxing with friends and family to discuss the day's adventures at one of our campsites in the heart of the countryside.
Most people opt for our two day trail, arriving on the first evening, spending the next day on the water, followed by another night under canvas (we use the same campsite for both nights so there is no need to re-pitch tents) and a second day on the water, returning home that evening. Of course we can arrange extra nights and days for you; it's just a case of talking to us.
There is also your opportunity to travel through the heart of the Norfolk Broads without ever needing your car! Norwich is 90 minutes from London Liverpool Street, we can collect you from our nearest train station with is Wroxham/Hoveton Station (local train from Norwich Railway Station) and deliver you to your campsite where you will find a tent ready pitched and the necessary equipment waiting**
You can leave London at 4pm on a Friday afternoon and be settled in and enjoying refreshment at a local hostelry by 7pm, ready to start a two day canoe trail the following morning and be back in London by Sunday evening.
*trails can be extended to 3 and 4 nights please call us to discuss.
**additional fee, sleeping bags not included.
Sample Itinerary - River Bure
This route is for people who like Adventure and are not afraid of getting stuck in. It is nearly entirely on non-navigable water, meaning you are highly unlikely to see another craft, except may be the odd canoe. But there are a total of 4 short portages (a very short section where you have to get out and carry your boat around an immoveable obstruction such as a lock or weir). The longest of these is some 150m with most being 50m or less.
1st Night: Arrive at our campsite, conveniently placed for an excellent pub serving good food and beer. If you require food after 9.00pm please contact us. Set up camp and settle in for the night.
1st Day: Is a relatively short paddle with a lovely lunchtime walk to one off the best pubs in the area which takes approximately half hour each way. The route entails a couple of smaller dykes that may/ may not have overhanging trees. Dependent on water conditions and time of the year it cannot be ruled out that they may be the necessity at some point to get your feet wet! In order to drag the boat over a particular shallow area.
The trip however is beautiful taking you out into the wilds of the Norfolk countryside with all the peace and tranquillity you can handle. The river is generally beautifully clear with a vast array of wildlife from kingfishers to occasionally the elusive otter. Looking over the edge of your boat is like looking into your own personal fish tank. At the finish point you lock the boat up with the cable provided and head to the campsite for an evening of good food and relaxation. The campsite has full facilities including showers and of course the pub.
2nd Day: The next day your return to the river to continue your journey through the beautiful Broadland countryside. With the assistance of the map provided your will be able to work your way through the Broads, with the possibility of a pub lunch at the halfway point. As the day draws to a close you will meet at the pre-arranged point to be transported back to the campsite and your vehicle.2-Day Canoe Camping Includes:
- 2 Days canoe hire
- 2 nights campsite fees
- Transport to start of trail and collection at end of trail
Sample Itinerary - River Ant
1st Night: Arrive at our campsite, conveniently placed for the pub serving good food and beer. If you require food after 9.00pm please contact us. Set up camp and settle in for the night.
1st Day: At a pre-arranged time (usually between 9.30 - 10.30am) you will be collected from the campsite by TheCanoeMan bus. You will then be transported to the top of the river to start your trail.
After a safety briefing, buoyancy aid fitting and paddling lesson you will be set afloat on your trail. Over the course of the rest of the day you can paddle at your own speed downstream towards the first days finishing point.
On route you can explore many of the small tributaries, home of Kingfishers, Otters and maybe the elusive Bittern.
At the finish point you lock the boat up with the cable provided and head back to the campsite for an evening of good food and relaxation.
2nd Day: The next day your return to the river to continue your journey through the beautiful Broadland countryside. With the assistance of the map provided your will be able to visit many of the Broads best attractions such as Fairhaven Gardens, Ranworth Church, the Norfolk Wildlife Trust Visitor Centre to name but a few.
As the day draws to a close you will meet at the pre-arranged point to be transported back to the campsite and your vehicle.2-Day Canoe Camping Includes:
- 2 Days canoe hire
- 2 nights campsite fees
Camping Canoe Trail Prices (Estimated)
Prices include canoe hire, campsite fees and transport to start point. There is a minimum charge of 2 Adult places in a boat any additional children in that same boat will receive a 50% reduction.
i.e. 1 Adult + 1 Child = 2 x full price;
2 Adults + 1 Child = 2 x Full Price + 1 x Half Price;
1 Adult + 2 Children = 2 x Full Price + 1 x Half Price
Tent hire & pitching (optional)
Please NoteThese trips are based at our campsite which offers toilets and showers. Please be aware it is a very quiet family campsite approx 200 metres from the river and we are very strict on applying the site rules : No Radios/ music / loud noise, Open fires ONLY in raised firepits, No noise after 10 pm, Dogs on leads etc. etc.
Camping equipment is hired/used at your own risk. Please follow all manufacturers directions for use. If in doubt please ask.
If you are a group looking to "party" into the night this is NOT the right campsite for you so please DO NOT BOOK ONLINE - We can still help you but please call the office so we can discuss the alternatives.
* It is possible to extend your break with additional days canoeing or camping at a rate of £20 per person per day for canoeing and £10.00 per person per night for camping. Please call our office on 0845 4969177 or 01603 783777 for further details.