Guide to Canoeing & Kayaking the Rivers & Broads in Norfolk & Suffolk
Meandering along the Norfolk, Suffolk border is the very pretty river Waveney. The upper sections are clear and gently flowing and offer a haven for all sort of wildlife - Otter sightings are not uncommon.
Scole is an easy access point, from here down there are relatively easy access, egress points for most of the way along the river - in the last few years there has been an excellent guide to canoeing the Waveney written in conjunction with The Environment Agency and is well worth getting a copy. Similar information can be found within this guide - TheCanoeMan Guide to Canoeing & Kayaking the Rivers & Broads in Norfolk & Suffolk.
The stretch from Ellingham Mill down is still somewhat contentious despite many attempts over the years to negotiate an access agreement with the angling club who own the fishing rights.
The highest point of navigation for motor launches is Geldeston Lock (the site of an excellent pub) and you will notice a significant change in the river from this point on as it widens, deepens and becomes more tidal.
The river continues past Beccles and Bungay heading towards Oulton Broad and ultimately the sea. Below Bungay the river holds little interest to the paddler.