Norfolk Skiff Club

Public access slipways on the Broads

Barton Turf. Cox's Boat Yard. (TG357225) Access via locked barrier (code from office) £5 for launch and recovery on the same day. Parking (no charge for short stay) Free 24 hour BA moorings near. Helpful and friendly staff. Unusually tidy boat yard. Launch with winch provided. We have launched and recovered boats up to 26'. 01692 536206 (August 2012)

Sutton Staithe, Parish slipway (TG383236) Concrete slipway with very small adjacent parking area. Free launching for parishoners, but visitors pay a fee depending on length. <15' £3.60, 15'-17' £5.20, 18'-21' £7.65, >22' £10.25. Double fees for launch AND recovery. I have not tried to use this slipway. The fees had, what I assume is, the intended effect and I went elsewhere. (September 2012)

South Walsham slipway (TG373141). Recently refurbished by BA with wooden decking. Access is through a locked gate. A limited number of visitors may hire a key for the day from the parish council (£5). Restrictions apply and booking is required via the village website . The website advises that the slipway is unsuitable for craft longer than 5m. Access is via a narrow road with few passing places. There is a free parking area nearby.(August 2012)

Upton Dyke. Free public slipway at the head of Upton Dyke (TG403128). There is parking adjacent (free?). The surface of the slipway is wooden boards and an attached notice states "No vehicles on slipway". I have not tried to use this slipway, but it looks possible to launch a skiff with a rope on the trailer. (August 2012)

Woodbastwick. Opposite Horning Ferry PH (TG344165). There is a rough gravel slipway with some larger blocks, which would need to be avoided, at the further end of a public parking area and beside BA 24 hour moorings. This slipway is not on the BA list of public launching places and I have not tried to use it, but it looks possible to launch shallow draught boats including skiffs. The access road from Woodbastwick is narrow, with few passing places. (August 2012)

Wroxham Broad. Public Slipway near Norfolk Broads Yacht Club (TG306165) £5 for use of slipway and parking for car and trailer. Ticket from coin operated machine. The slipway is rough gravel with low concrete sides. Be prepared to fend off to protect your varnish. This slipway is recommended for small boats only, but we have launched skiffs up to 26'.
(June 2012)


Hickling Parish Staithe, Staithe Road, Hickling. (TG409226) Limit of 16', although I have launched a 26' skiff here before. Slipway with winch £5. Visitors' parking nearby. 01692 598894. (22/08/2012)

Hickling. Whispering Reeds Boat Yard, Staithe Road. (TG410226) Concrete slipway with tricky access, but I have launched 26' skiff. £10 (less for canoes) includes launch, recovery and parking. Gate locked at 5 p.m. Helpful and friendly staff. 01692 598314 (22/08/2012)

Martham Boat Yard, Cess Lane, Martham. (TG438192) Good concrete slip suitable for any size of boat. Fee for launch and recovery according to length (£9 each way for 26' skiff) plus separate fees for parking boat and trailer. But, friendly and  helpful staff. 01493 740249 (18/08/2012)
Repps, Staithe Road.(TG413174) Free slip, but access difficult and step where concrete ends. No moorings, but free 24 hour moorings a short distance up river. (17/08/2012)



Norwich. Steep slipway with a step at the end next to The Red Lion PH by Bishop's Bridge. This was at low tide.TG 240090. Parking charge?

Rockland St Mary. Poor's Trust Slip (TG328047). Concrete slipway opposite New Inn. Key from 10 New Inn Hill £2.00. Free parking further up hill. Access somewhat difficult because of angle to road, but we have launched boats up to 26' Free BA 24 hour moorings near. (July 2012)

Hardley Dyke. It has been reported (2018) that the old slipway at the head of Hardley Dyke has been reinstated. Not inspected, or photographed yet. TG 388011

Cantley Staithe. On the north side of the Yare a free slipway and pontoon mooring was established in 2011. There have been recent reports of access and parking difficulties (2018). See the photo of advice for using the slipway and note that parking is by arrangement with the Reedcutters PH.



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