Norwich to Coldham Hall, Surlingham (one-way trip)
Our longest trip takes follows the same route as the others; through Thorpe St Andrews, where you have a choice of riverside pubs for lunch or a drink and onto The Water’s Edge, Bramerton. After that you paddle along a lovely stretch of the river, passing some amazing houses and winding towards the Ferry House Pub.
The final section takes you towards Surlingham where you can explore Surlingham Broad along with a network of smaller waterways. This is well worth the extra effort and a ‘must-see’ for nature-lovers. You will be sure to see a variety of wildlife and might come face to face with an elusive otter. The river takes you to Coldham Hall where you can tie up the canoes and enjoy a well earned rest.
Pub Stops* - all serve food so plenty of choice for lunch:
- Rush Cutters Arms
- The Townhouse
- The Water’s Edge
- The Ferry House
- Coldham Hall
- Taxi back from Coldham Hall (roughly £15).
Coronavirus update: please book ahead with the pubs or check if they do takeaway.
If you're bringing a picnic, there are nice places to sit along the river which we can show you on the map before you start!
Time: One way, 7 hours. 4 hours canoeing plus 2-3 hours at the pubs
(remember to select Route 3)
* If you are going canoeing on a weekday please check ahead with the pubs to see what time they're open and if they stop serving food at any point during the day. Some of the pubs operate winter, spring, summer and autumn opening hours.