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Nancy Oldfield Trust Canoeing

Nancy Oldfield Trust Canoeing

Nancy Oldfield Trust

The Norfolk Broads is a uniquely beautiful place to witness the sights and sounds of nature all through the changing seasons. What better way to appreciate the peace and tranquillity of quieter dykes and channels than on board a canoe?

The Nancy Oldfield Trust is a registered charity dedicated to making sure everybody can explore these stunning watery landscapes. The Trust has three rafted Canadian Canoes which provide a safe and stable canoeing experience for those feeling nervous about going on the water or who have a disability with specific mobility requirements. The rafts make the canoes almost impossible to capsize! You can paddle yourself or let someone from the Trust do it while you sit back and enjoy the view. A hoist ensures all canoes are fully accessible and the boats accommodate up to six people.

The canoes are moored close to magnificent Barton Broad, a National Nature Reserve, rich with wildlife. While paddling on calm, placid water you might spot the cute face of a tiny Chinese water deer or spy playful otters. Listen for the bittern’s strange booming sound and look out for the sudden flash of a bright yellow siskin. The Broads lie along the east coast migration routes so you might spot wintering wildfowl too.

The Trust provides lifejackets, buoyancy aids and binoculars. If you’d like to enjoy a longer break on the Norfolk Broads, the Trust also offers fully accessible accommodation at its spacious onsite bungalow, sleeping up to 10 people.


The Nancy Oldfield Trust, Irstead Road, Neatishead, Norwich NR12 8BJ, UK


We ask for a suggested voluntary donation of £16.00 per person per session (£17.00 per person from 1st January 2023), with carers going free.


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