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Sutton Staithe

Sutton Staithe Boatyard

Sutton Staithe


Norfolk NR12 9QS


01692 581653

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Sutton Staithe Boatyard is situated on the A149 between Stalham and Potter Heigham.


There is ample free car parking along side the boatyard, and there is also The Sutton Staithe hotel, just a few yards away, so after a relaxing day on the water a pleasant evening in the pub could be just the thing you’re looking for.


Sutton Staithe is at the end of Sutton Broad, one of the most important wet land sites for birds in northern Europe, the marshes, some 600 acres, to the south of the broad are now owned by The RSPB.

8.30am- 5.30pm, Mon to Fri all year round, and Sat 9am-4pm in the Summer, and Sundays in the school holidays


Please note: Last canoe back Mon-Fri 5.30pm, Sat (Sundays during holidays) 4pm.

Flora & Fauna: Kingfishers, herons (or as their known locally “Harnsers”), Ducks, Geese, reed warbler, swallowtail butterfly, Norfolk hawker, marsh harrier, Swans and even Bitterns. Otters have also made some thing of a come back in and around Sutton Broad & Barton Broad, and can often be seen playing in the water as only otters can.


Landmarks: How Hill Nature Reserve, Toad Hole Museum, Honing Canal, Sutton Broad, Neaves Mill, Ludham Bridge, Reedham Marsh, River Ant

Three hour paddle


The waters around this part of the Broads are very slow flowing, so make an ideal place to start your  journey from. The River Ant is at the end of Sutton Broad where you have a choice of directions, head north up the Ant to Wayford and beyond up the now closed (to all power craft) Honing Canal, or to the end of navigation at Dilham. Or head south towards the open waters of Barton Broad, where sailing races are held on a regular basis in the summer. It takes about an hour to get to the middle of Barton Broad. In three hours it is possible to get to Neatishead or Dilham and back.


Six hour paddle


To the south of Barton the river Ant continues on its slow and winding way down to the Bure, passing on its way How Hill, the large Edwardian house now houses the Norfolk Broads Study Centre, How Hill Nature Reserve is open to the public and is well worth a look, also at How Hill is the “Toad Hole Museum”, a former marshman`s cottage.

In six hours, it is possible to get to the Ant mouth and back.