Camp and Canoe on Alderfen Marshes 

Get away from it all...

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, Alderfen Marshes provides an idillic rural getaway for couples.

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

Wild-Camping: Back to basics…

Once settled into your own private pitch, you may choose to relax around your campfire and enjoy the natural surroundings, wander the marsh paths or take to the canoes and explore the labyrinth of secluded waterways.

  • No mains water …. fresh drinking 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 vehicles on pitches … trollies provided from private car park
  • No dogs … nesting birds, water voles and other sensitive wildlife
  • No children … over 18s only

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

Private Secluded Pitches

Each pitch sits in its own private area of Alderfen Marshes nature reserve, accessed by a grass path winding through the trees and reeds to really get away from it all. 

With a fire-bowl and wood-fired rocket stove provided, simply pitch your tent, sit back, relax and enjoy some personal space surrounded by nature.  Explore the paths through the surrounding conservation area rich with wildlife. 

With four secluded marshes in a six acre reserve, Alderfen Marshes offers the ultimate in privacy while camping.

Come and go as you please in your Canadian canoe, exploring Surlingham Broad, the river Yare and surrounding waterways. Relax and enjoy a peaceful paddle, picturesque riverside pubs and the abundant wildlife of the Norfolk Broad

'Camp & Canoe Combo'

Two nights ‘Camp and Canoe Combo’ for two adults: £150.00

Three nights ‘Camp and Canoe Combo’ for two adults: £210.00

Extra person:  £35.00 per night 

'Camp & Canoe Combo' includes:

  • Private, secluded pitch on Alderfen Marshes
  • Canadian canoe hire (includes buoyancy aids, paddles and maps)
  • Fire bowl
  • Wood fuelled rocket-stove for cooking
  • Fresh drinking water
  • Clean, portable, private off-grid toilet
  • Trollies for transporting equipment 

Travelling light? Equipment available on site...

  • Cooking grill for fire-bowl: £3.00 per night
  • Small table and two stools: £3.50 per night
  • Large table with bench and two stools: £5.00 per night
  • Camping kettle, 2 saucepans and frying pan: £3.50 per night
  • Two plates, bowls, cups, cutlery, tin opener, bottle opener: £3.50 per night
  • Portable camping shower: £3.50 per night
  • Campfire wood: £6.00 per bin
  • Cool-box with ice blocks: £3.50 per night

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Add a little extra to your stay...

Spoon Carving Workshop

Include a three-hour spoon carving workshop, using wood sustainably sourced from Alderfen Marshes, as part of your wild-camping experience.

£45.00 per person
includes tools and tuition

Bike Hire

Explore the local country lanes, fill up your basket at the farm shop and feel the wind in your hair as you peddle gently back to camp.

£35.00 per day 
includes cycle helmet

"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 paddle 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."
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!"
Group Booking
"Peacefulness, very friendly and professional owners. Very soft pitches due to the marshes made it more comfortable than other campsites."
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."
Greta V
Couple Booking
"Absolutely incredible place to camp and escape the city. Spent 2 nights at Alderfen Marshes and had an amazing and relaxing time canoeing. Very courteous and kind staff and will definitely be visiting again!"
Edward WS
Couple Booking