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Nature Trail:Salhouse Broad

  • Broads Tourism





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Welcome to Salhouse Broad: a place of great natural beauty. With over forty acres of beautiful natural surroundings Salhouse Broad is part of the Broads executive area and member of the National Park Family. We are host to exceptional natural scenery, abundant wildlife and wonderful views across these ancient waterways. At Salhouse Broad you can moor your boat or come by foot, explore our nature boardwalks or take the ferry and discover the real Broadland wilderness at one of Britain’s finest National Nature Reserves. There are woodland paths to wander, kayak and canoes to hire, back to basics camping for the adventurous, play areas for the energetic and plenty of space for your dogs to run around. We welcome you to our beautiful broad and would love for you to enjoy all that we have to offer here.

Salhouse Broad is the perfect place to try canoeing for the first time. The sheltered Broad has the peaceful old wherry cut to explore, which is easy to explore. For those who wish to travel a bit further, destinations Horning or Ranworth are easily reachable within the 3 and 6 hour hire options, where you can stop for a pub lunch or explore the beautiful scenery close up- looking out for abundant specialist wildlife including the reed warbler, swallowtail butterfly, Norfolk hawker, marsh harrier and many others.

Why not camp in our campsite and wake up to stunning views; bring your bikes or canoes, or hire from us and explore the local area in a low impact way. Our camping corner is a one minute walk from the water’s edge and in the perfect location to watch the Broadland sunsets and explore the Broads National Park as your garden.

Take the ferry to Hoveton Great Broad Nature Trail and discover the real Broadland wilderness at one of Britain’s finest National Nature Reserves. Managed by Natural England and with an onsite Warden, the trail is the perfect place for an hour long stroll. The trail is only accessible by boat – and the easiest way to do this is by using the Salhouse Ferry. There are some wonderful nature tours running throughout the year so please do look at our website – – for further details.

For those lucky enough to live close by, why not walk or bike to Salhouse Broad? If you live a little further away, our excellent public services mean you can arrive by a regular bus or train service all week- please see Konnect 5b Bus Service or the Bittern Line Train Service. For those coming by boat, you can moor up at Salhouse Broad using the stern-on moorings inside the Broad, or side-on moorings on the river (perfect for fishing and peace and quiet although there is no access to mainland).

Mooring fees do apply, so please see signs on site for info. Salhouse Broad is independently run and maintained, so we rely on this income for the management and conservation of Salhouse Broad.

There is so much to do at Salhouse Broad; not least as here you can wake up to incredible views and surrounded by nature with our campsite or moor your boat in our beautiful broad with running water and other amenities available. You can hire a canoe or kayak for the day or 3 hours and explore the stunning waterways of the Norfolk Broads. Natural paths take you through the bluebell woods, walk your dogs amongst the trees and pathways, bring your children to paddle or run free in our play area. You can bring a blanket and picnic for the day or just sit back and have a cup of tea and take in the our beautiful waterway views.

We look forward to seeing you at Salhouse Broad: if you have any questions when you visit, look out one of our Rangers who will be able to help you.

Coach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (with charge)Disabled toiletsOn-site light refreshmentsPicnic sitePublic toiletsAccepts groups

Children welcomeMobility Accessibility FacilitiesDogs accepted

Opening details

Open All Year, although our summer season runs from Easter until the end of September. Salhouse Broad is free to visit with wonderful amenities, though donations are always welcome and go directly to preserving the natural environment of the Broad.


Free entrance and parking is charged £1 per hour and £3 all day. Donations towards the conservation and management of the area are kindly received. Mooring charge applies.


Access via car park on Lower Street,
NR13 6RX


See location of Salhouse Broad on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: TG 318149  Lat: 52.68317 Long: 1.42985

By Public Transport:
From Wroxham take a bus opposite the Social Club (on Norwich Road), and get off at Salhouse, adjacent to Vicarage Road (on Bell Lane). It is then about a 15 min walk to the Broad. For public transport timetables and information call 0871 200 2233 or visit

Parking: with charge

Accessible by Public Transport: 2 miles from Salhouse station


  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Credit cards accepted (with charge)Credit cards accepted (with charge)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Mobility Accessibility FacilitiesMobility Accessibility Facilities
  • Dogs acceptedDogs accepted