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On Alderfen Marshes

Camping and canoeing on Alderfen Marshes

The ‘Camp & Canoe Combo’ on Alderfen Marshes offers secluded wild camping pitches with use of your own Canadian canoe to come and go as you please.

Situated in six acres of beautiful wilderness within the Norfolk Broads National Park, the marshes provide an excellent setting to get away from it all.

Great for nature lovers who want to get close to local wildlife and wake up to a sensational dawn chorus over the marshes.

Awarded ‘Best Couples Campsite in the East of England 2018’ by Campsites.co.uk, Alderfen Marshes provides an idillic rural getaway for couples.

Groups of up to eight adults can enjoy exclusive use of the marshes, catching up and spending time together in a remote rural setting. 

Get away from it all…

Once settled into your own private pitch, you may choose to relax around your campfire and enjoy the natural surroundings or take to the canoes, which provide your transport on and off site for the duration of your stay. 

Explore the labyrinth of secluded waterways or make your way along the river to visit a choice of welcoming, picturesque riverside pubs with RSPB nature reserves providing a scenic backdrop to your journey.

Tidal waterways add to the ever-changing environment on the marsh with some of the paths being submerged at high tide.  Tide tables are provided to help you plan your best walking and paddling times.

Master the art of cooking over a rocket stove, under the stars, for a real wild camping experience.

'Camp & Canoe Combo' package includes:

  • Minibus transport – free collection from and drop off to Norwich
  • Private pitch on Alderfen Marshes (exclusive use of the marshes for group bookings)
  • Canadian canoe hire (includes buoyancy aids, paddles and maps)
  • Fire bowl (four bowls for group bookings)
  • Wood fuelled rocket-stove for cooking (four stoves for group bookings)
  • Fresh drinking water
  • Clean, portable, private off-grid toilet
  • Trollies for transporting equipment

Travelling light? Optional extras available

  • Tent hire: two-person tent £20 per stay (Must be pre-booked)
  • Camp bed hire: £7 each per stay (Must be pre-booked)
  • Small table and two stools: £5 per stay (Must be pre-booked)
  • Pot, pan, kettle, plates, cups and cutlery: £5 per stay (Must be pre-booked)
  • Portable camping shower: £6.00 per stay 
  • Firewood: £6 for large sack
  • Fresh milk available to purchase on site
  • Have your supermarket food order delivered to site: £5 per order 

Back to basics ...

  • No mains water …. fresh water provided on site
  • No electricity …. light provided by sun, moon and stars
  • No wifi …. tweets provided by the dawn chorus
  • No mains drains … clean, off-grid toilets provided
  • No car access … minibus transport from Norwich or accessible by canoe
  • No dogs … nesting birds, water voles and other sensitive wildlife
  • No children … over 18s only

Wild-Camping Prices

2 nights wild-camping pitch on Alderfen Marshes  
£80.00 for 2 adults
Extra night £30.00
Extra person £20.00 per night

Camp & Canoe Combo

2 nights wild-camping for 2 adults with 2 days Canadian canoe hire
£120.00 package
Extra night £50.00
Extra person £30.00 per night 

Group Camp & Canoe Combo

Camping for up to 8 adults with Canadian canoe hire & exclusive use of Alderfen Marshes

£200 per night

Groups Arriving by Canoe

Wild-camping for up to 8 adults arriving by canoe, with exclusive use of Alderfen Marshes

£120 per night

Site open for wild-camping from Friday 5th April to Sunday 20th October 2019

'Camping and Carving' Weekends

  • Friday night wild-camping pitch on Alderfen Marshes conservation area
  • “Introduction to Green Woodcarving” spoon-carving workshop on Saturday from 9.30 – 4.30

£99 per person or £150 for two people sharing a tent

Camp, Carve and Canoe … Add Saturday night camping with a Sunday morning Canadian canoe trail:
£35 per person or £50 for two people sharing a tent

2019 'Camping and Carving' Dates

Friday 26th April

Friday 10th May

Friday 7th June

Small group workshops:
Maximum of six people per weekend

Getting there

Alderfen Marshes is situated on the Norfolk Broads, well off the beaten track; enhancing your wild-camping experience.  

Public transport is the simplest way, with free minibus collection and drop-off from Norwich train and bus station included. Canadian canoes, also included in the ‘camp and canoe combo’, provide your transport on and off site during your stay.

Canoe access is the greenest way, if you prefer to arrive at Alderfen Marshes in your own canoe.

Camping in Norfolk - Minibus

By train:  Norwich train station is less that two hours from London Liverpool Street station and has excellent links across the country.  Free collection and drop-off at Norwich train station is included.
By bus: Norwich bus station offers a convenient and cost-effective way to travel. Free collection and drop-off at Norwich bus station is included.
By canoe: Access by canoe is just a ten minute paddle from the river Yare at Brundall with clear maps to guide you to Alderfen Marshes’ mooring pontoon.  
By car: There are limited car parking spaces at Alderfen Marshes.  
On foot: Although there is no pedestrian access to Alderfen Marshes, the Wherryman’s Way footpath can be reached easily by canoe, with access to nature reserves, a farm shop, pubs and other areas of interest.

Tel: 07788 154755

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"Lovely secluded pitches with beautiful surroundings. When we arrived we were greeted by Mary and Steve who were both very welcoming, friendly and informative. The details of our stay were explained and we made our way to our pitch which was very spacious and located in the far corner of the marshes. We visited The Ferry pub in the evening, and enjoyed a few drinks outside by the river. In the morning we made use of the canoes and had a 2 1/2 hour row around the marshes. We had a great time on our first camping adventure and can't recommend this location highly enough. It was back to basics camping at its best, and a very relaxing break away from work and electronics."
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Phil B
Couple Booking
"We loved that we could canoe right from our tents. We loved the communal area. We loved the beautiful marshes and nature all around the site. We loved Steve and Mary who happily helped us with everything we needed and made our trip super easy. They gave us the entire site to ourselves so that we had free run of the place and could have everything we needed. And we loved that it was only 2 hours 20 from London!"
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Group Booking
"Peacefulness, very friendly and professional owners. Very soft pitches due to the marshes made it more comfortable than other campsites."
MoCo coaching
Jo K
Couple Booking
"The nature and the area was to die for. Beautiful, private pitch, welcoming and caring owners made the stay so enjoyable. We went canoeing for half a day and it was such an amazing and relaxing experience. We did not want to leave- only stayed for the weekend, but will definitely be going back."
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Greta V
Couple Booking
"Absolutely incredible place to camp and escape the city. Spent 2 nights at Moco and had an amazing and relaxing time canoeing. Very courteous and kind staff and will definitely be visiting again!"
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Edward WS
Couple Booking
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