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River Bure
Discover the tranquility of the

Buxton to Oxnead - Return River Bure Trail

This trail launches from Buxton (just above Coltishall) and takes in an upper section of the River Bure, one of the quietest and most beautiful stretches of river in the county.

As the river meanders gently through Norfolk farmland you will pass by Buxton Church and Oxnead Hall before arriving at Oxnead Mill Pool. This stretch of the river is exceptional for wildlife spotting with regular sightings of Kingfishers, Herons and even Otters.

There is lots of wildlife to been seen as you paddle along the beautiful River Bure, both within the waters and above. In addition to the stunning scenery and wildlife, there's also lots of history to soak up on your journey as you pass by the magnificent Oxnead Hall, home to the CEO of Fortnam & Mason, which is now a stunning events venue.

Please Note - This trail involve a short, half mile, walk between the car park and the launch site.

Please be aware there is no-where for you to leave your personal items. A dry bag will be provided for you to carry these with you on your trip.

Private Craft : The launch venue for this activity is not available for public launching.

Important - Please read carefully before booking

In accordance with government Covid-19 restrictions, in order to maintain social distancing, this venue is ALWAYS operated on a self-launch basis. Full details of your activity, including a link to an instructional video, will be provided via email prior to your session. It is IMPERATIVE that you read the email and it's attachments, and watch the video in its entirety as it contains important safety information and details on accessing the launch site.

Our Hire Locations

Online Booking

How to book

1. Select a date from the calendar below. An availability list will appear.
2. From this list choose the tab for the hire duration your require.
A list of vacant launch times and the craft availability for each is displayed.
3. Click on your preferred launch time to get a booking form.
4. Add the craft you wish to hire to your basket. We will hold your launch slot and craft for 5 minutes to give you time to checkout.

October 2021
Selected Date
Buxton Hires - Full Day Hire (6 hrs)
Option Price
2 Person Canoe
2 adults or 1 adult and 1 child Max weight 225kg/36st
3 Person/Family Canoe
3 adults or 2 adults and up to 2 small children (suggested up 10 years old). Max weight 225kg/36st
Large Family Canoe
2 adults and 2 medium size teenagers. Max weight 36stone
Double Kayak
Max weight 250kg/40st
Single Kayak
Minimum age 12 years. Max weight 100kg/16st
Stand-Up Paddleboard
Minimum age 12 years. Max weight 95kg/15stone