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Rowan Craft

Rowan Craft Ltd. Wherry Dyke,
Geldeston, Beccles


NR34 0LY


01508 518208

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This quiet stretch of the River Waveney is home to an abundance of wildlife including otters, kingfishers and nesting swans. The low bridge at Beccles deters many hire boats and large craft from venturing down to Geldeston and therefore makes it a very peaceful and picturesque part of the broads whilst maintaining the relationship between Sailing craft, Motorboats, Canoeists and Anglers as well as Ramblers who enjoy the footpath that runs right alongside the river bank. The river is tidal but has a very gentle rise and fall making it perfect for canoeing.


The village of Geldeston has two pubs, both serving food. The Wherry Inn is situated at the top of our drive and is an ideal place to quench a thirst after a Canoe hire session.

The Locks Inn is at the other end of the village and is an excellent, gentle paddle away. From here, dinghies and canoes can then continue upstream towards Bungay. The exclusion of motorboats makes this part of the old river a feast for the eyes and ears!

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Flora & Fauna: Otters, kingfishers and nesting swans


Landmarks: The Wherry Inn, The Locks Inn, Beccles Bridge

Three hour paddle


Keener paddlers could comfortably make it to Beccles and back in the three hour Half Day hire.


Six hour paddle


The Full Day option offers the opportunity to further explore the River Waveney perhaps stopping to moor your canoe at The Waveney House Hotel in Beccles for a meal at this riverside pub or why not bring a picnic and tie up along side a shady spot of green bank.