Welcome to Salhouse Broad: a place of natural beauty. These are just some of the things that make the Broad special: it is a home to a wide range of wildlife, why not explore the ancient woodland, enjoy a picnic on the grassy hill or let the children run wild in the rustic play area? It is an ideal place to walk the dog or perhaps just relax and take in the beautiful scenery...
For those coming by boat, you can moor up at Salhouse Broad using the stern-on moorings inside the Broad, or side-on moorings on the river (perfect for fishing and peace and quiet, but there is no access to mainland).
There is a small charge for mooring: Revenue collected from the mooring fees goes back into the management and conservation of Salhouse Broad. Facilities include: drinking water (included in your mooring fee), recycling bins, general waste bins, dog poo bins, public toilets and access to Salhouse village for post office and shop. If you are in need of a meal out and a drink, why not try The Salhouse Bell, 30 minutes walk (or a free pick up from the car park if you prefer) or The Fur and Feather, 20 minutes walk. Woodforde's Brewery Shop can also be found in Woodbastwick, next to the Fur and Feather.
Salhouse Broad is the perfect place to try canoeing for the first time. The sheltered Broad has the peaceful old wherry cut to explore, so why not try our 1 hour.
For those who wish to travel a bit further, destinations Horning or Ranworth are easily reachable within the 3 and 6 hour hire options, where you can stop for a pub lunch or explore the the beautiful scenery close up- looking out for abundant specialist wildlife including the reed warbler, swallowtail butterfly, Norfolk hawker, marsh harrier and many others.
When camping you will receive an additional 10% off the hire rates for our canoes and kayaks.
Types of Canoe/ Kayak
A leisurely vessel which takes two or three adult passengers. A single paddle is used to propel the boat, with the majority of the steering undertaken from the rear position. Our canoes are locally made by Silverbirch canoes. We love supporting local businesses.
Sit on top kayak
A kayak designed for playing about on the sea. Very stable, and if you capsize you don't have to worry about getting trapped in the kayak, you just climb back on.
Camping on Salhouse Broad
Situated at the waters edge on Salhouse Broad near Wroxham on the beautiful Norfolk Broads, the campsite is open from April- September.
Pitches are for tents only (as vehicular access is restricted). Each pitch is 4 x 4m of grassy field. Pitches are not marked out, so you can pitch up where ever takes your fancy.
There is a toilet block in the car park and there are porta loos in the campsite. There are no showers on site- only the cold water taps if you dare to be clean!
Fires are welcome, either in the communal fire pit, or in a movable fire pit which you can have within your pitch. In particularly dry periods we will have a ‘no fire’ policy due to dry grass and fire risk. Fire wood available to order prior to arrival, which will be delivered to your pitch when you require it.
We have designated parking for camping, so there is no need to take your gear far from your car.
Wheelbarrows are provided, allowing you to carry your belongings from the car park to the campsite. If you require a barrow then you should find these in the car park.
To get to the Hoveton Great Broad Nature Trail, why not hire a canoe and paddle to where they have a newly installed canoe pontoon where you can disembark. You will meet the Nature Trail's dedicated warden, learn about the habitats and wildlife around and the ambitious restoration project.
For more information please visit our website call or email us.
We look forward to seeing you at Salhouse Broad: if you have any questions when you visit, look out one of our Rangers who will be able to help you.