Discover the Broads' Best kept secret


Waveney River Centre is a haven for walkers, whether you’re staying with us on Park or dropping in for lunch or coffee on your way along the Angles Way long distance footpath.

A short walk along the riverbank gives you a feel for your surroundings and in spring and summer you will be rewarded with sightings of numerous birds, dragonflies and butterflies.

Ternpike Ferry to Carlton Marshes

A 2 minute trip on our ferry service brings you to the edge of Carlton Marshes Nature reserve, with its circular walks and education centre. From here you can follow the Angles Way along the riverbank to the market town of Beccles (3 hours) or the village of Oulton Broad (45-60 minutes). We’ve even planned a circular walk for you, which passes through Carlton Marshes & Oulton Broad and takes around 2.5 hours at a moderate walking speed and allowing time to enjoy the views – download map. And if you’re walking to Waveney River Centre from Oulton Broad or Carlton Marshes then there’s a map for that too!

Pathways in Stone

Waveney River Centre is located only a mile from Pathways in Stone – a journey of reflection around the parish of Aldeby, using limestone boundary markers carved with ancient runic symbols to celebrate the local identity and echo the history of the last millennia.

The stones echo the tradition of parish boundary markers and each is named and carved with ancient Christian symbols and Runic characters. The design elements of the outlying stones are all combined on the central ‘Stone of Destiny’.