Waveney River Centre, Carlton Marshes and Oulton Broad Walk

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Waveney River Centre, Carlton Marshes and Oulton Broad Walk is a 9.5 kilometer loop trail located near Beccles, Suffolk, England that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, trail running, and bird watching.

DISTANCE
9.5 km
ELEVATION GAIN
116 m
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

hiking

trail running

walking

bird watching

river

views

wildlife

pub walk

A circular pub walk from Waveney River Centre, taking in a peaceful stretch of the River Waveney, the reed beds of Carlton Marshes nature reserve and the bustling boat life of Oulton Broad. The adventure begins with a short ride across the River Waveney on the Ternpike Ferry taking you from Norfolk into Suffolk, before exploring the nature reserve paths with chance to spot a huge variety of wildlife, making it the perfect outing for all the family. If you are staying in Suffolk, the walk can easily be adjusted to start and finish in Oulton Broad allowing you to use the Waveney Inn at the River Centre as the perfect halfway lunch stop. The walk is almost entirely flat. Whilst some of the paths are surfaced, several long stretches are unmade so these can get muddy after periods of rain and in winter so good boots are a must. You will need to negotiate a few gates and kissing gates plus two stiles. One of the stiles has a tight fence surround but a nearby alternative gate is usually open if you have a dog with you. The paths are generally fenced from the surrounding pastures, but you will cross one paddock which may be holding horses. The Ternpike Ferry runs all year (subject to tide and weather conditions) and it can be summoned on demand from Waveney River Centre reception (from the Norfolk side) or by calling 07500 571232 (from the Suffolk side). The ferry costs £3 per person return or £10 return for a group of four. Dogs travel for free. There are public toilets in Nicholas Everitt Park in Oulton Broad. Allow 3 hours.

hiking
closed
8 days ago

May 2019. Lovely route. Part closed so it’s not a full loop. Still can be done.

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