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River Bure
Discover the tranquility of the

Buxton to Oxnead - River Bure Trail (return trip)

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.

This return trip takes approximately 1½ hours each way. The turning point is the very beautiful Mill Pool at Oxnead where most people stop for a picnic and/or a swim. Regardless of your launch time we allow 4-5 hours for your overall trip.

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


Private Craft : The launch venue for this activity is not available for public launching. TheCanoeMan is required to pay for every boat that launches at this location and therefore the launching of private canoes/inflatables is subject to a £10 per boat fee and is limited to one private craft per boat hired from TheCanoeMan. Private launches must be booked in advance. We reserve the right to refuse access to the launch site for private craft.

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.

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Full Day Hire (6 hours)
Option Price
3 Person/Family Canoe £70.00
Large Family Canoe £80.00
Double Kayak £70.00
Single Kayak £40.00
Stand-Up Paddleboard £40.00
Dog £5.00
Private Boat Launch £10.00
Half Day Hire (3 hours)
Option Price
3 Person/Family Canoe £50.00
Large Family Canoe £60.00
Double Kayak £45.00
Single Kayak £25.00
Stand-Up Paddleboard £25.00
Dog £5.00
Private Boat Launch £10.00