Want to escape and completely immerse yourself in the beautiful surroundings of the Norfolk countryside? How about having a whole weekend to yourself being able to float down one of the quietest and most peaceful stretches of river in East Anglia and spending the night in a beautiful atmospheric woodland within our wild campsite?
If this sounds like an adventure that you can't wait to have - whether that's a weekend break or a mid-week getaway, then our Canoe Camping is just for you! If you're a Norfolk local who's wanting to discover what's on your doorstep, or someone who's looking for a staycation as a way of getting back to nature, we believe that we can offer you something different that you'll never forget.
Below is a sample itinerary based on our 2-days, 2-nights canoe camping:
Afternoon/Evening of the first day - arrive at WildWood, which will be basecamp for the duration of your camping adventure. Entry to the campsite is allowed from 3 pm onwards. Take some time to get to know the area and read the notices on the board in the entrance to familiarise yourself. Set up camp, or arrive at your pre-erected tent and either start cooking dinner on the open campfire or head along the riverside path to the village of Coltishall, where a handful of amazing pubs, a village shop and lots of takeaways are waiting for you!
Day 1 - Drive down to the village of Wroxham, where we will be waiting to transport you to the top of the river to begin your paddling. Once you arrive at Aylsham (your starting point), you will be given a paddle briefing and set on your way downstream! You will then keep paddling for the day until you reach WildWood again to spend the night in camp.
Day 2 - Pack up camp after a slow and peaceful morning of cooking breakfast over the fire and taking a swim in the gin-clear river for an invigorating wash. Carry your kit down to the water's edge and hop into your canoe, heading out on the water for another day's paddling, finishing in Wroxham where your car is waiting for you to take you on your homeward journey.
We can also provide onsite bushcraft, teambuilding or archery sessions during your stay, making the experience just that little bit more spectacular and memorable, whilst adding to the adventurous feel of the whole experience. Bookings for these activities can be made alongside your Canoe Camping booking below. We will be in contact with you to arrange a mutually agreeable date and time for the activity to take place.
"I just wanted to say thank you for an excellent trip this weekend. Of course the scenery and the weather were perfect, but we were very impressed with the service provided by Glen who set us off paddling. His care and attention to detail were much appreciated. Thank you."
We can also offer variations on this itinerary, by increasing the duration of the activity to 3 or 4 nights, or by providing alternative accommodation. Alternatively, we can also slightly alter this trip if you are planning on taking public transport. Please drop us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss.
This trail involves 4 portages, 3 very short and one of 275 yds. For this reason we recommend a minimum of one adult and a sturdy 12 yr old child!!!
If you are a group looking to "party" into the night this is NOT the right campsite for you so please DO NOT BOOK ONLINE - We can still help you but please call the office so we can discuss the alternatives.
How to book
1. Select a date from the calendar below. An availability list will appear.
2. From this list choose the tab for the hire duration your require.
A list of vacant launch times and the craft availability for each is displayed.
3. Click on your preferred launch time to get a booking form.
4. Add the craft you wish to hire to your basket. We will hold your launch slot and craft for 5 minutes to give you time to checkout.
Canoe Camping - 2 Day Canoe Camping (50 hrs)
|2 Person Canoe
2 adults or 1 adult and 1 child Max weight 225kg/36st
|3 Person/Family Canoe
3 adults or 2 adults and up to 2 small children (suggested up 10 years old). Max weight 225kg/36st
|Additional Night Camping (Per Person)|
|Early Finish on Second Day (Per Boat)
Please select this option if you are wanting to shorten your second day of paddling down to around 1.5hours and finish at Coltishall
|Sole use of a firepit/campsite area|
|Tipi/Tunnel Tent (sleeps up to 6)|