Fancy an afternoon paddle? After 2nd September we can't do the evening paddles or afternoon starts for Route 1 anymore, because the sun sets too early. If you want to go out on the river you can go for an Autumn Afternoon Paddle! You paddle into Norwich' beautiful city centre - starting from the Red Lion pub on Bishopgate you paddle past Cow Tower, underneath the Jarrolds Bridge and Whitefriars Bridge, along Quayside and plenty more historic bridges and interesting places.
Check out the Arts University, the old Bullards Brewery and the derelict Eastern Electricity Building which still has Sir Thomas More’s novel Utopia painted on it (by artist Rory Macbeth).
If you'd like to stop for a drink, The Ribs of Beef is a great riverside pub with a beautiful balcony that overhangs the river. If you prefer to maximise your time paddling and not stop, you can continue past the launch spot and paddle alongside Riverside Road, passing Pulls Ferry, and continue towards Riverside. You'll want to spin yourselves around when you're near The Waterfront and leisurely paddle back towards the launch spot.
Time: 2 hours, 3.30-5.30pm. September and October (up to 27th) only
Please note: Afternoon rentals are available until 27 October. After this date the sun sets too early