Waveney Valley Truly Local Guide

With members of the team living in and loving the Waveney Valley, we’re in a position to give you some great insiders tips.  Here’s a few.

An Eye for a View

One of the very few remaining Norman motte and bailey castles in the UK, Eye Castle was largely destroyed in the 13th Century.  Its ruins are now visited for many reasons, their historical interest, the beautiful views from the viewing platform across to the church, the town of Eye and beyond, or simply just for the peace and quiet. 

Lowestoft Ferry

A favourite with Sally, our Marketing Manager, is a trip from Oulton Broad to Lowestoft on the Lowestoft Foot Ferry, ‘Terrier’. What can be better than a relaxing boat ride and an ice cream at the seaside and even a paddle in the sea before the return journey?  If you have time whilst in Lowestoft a visit to the Mincarlo, a retired ‘sidewinder’ fishing vessel run by enthusiastic volunteers is most enjoyable too.

With seating for up to 12 passengers and both open-air and covered seating Terrier is a great way to see Oulton Broad from a different angle. The Lowestoft Ferry is open from Easter Weekend Friday to Monday then every Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Bank holiday Monday until the end of September 2018 and 7 days a week during school holidays.

Thaim for Dinner

Very popular amongst the locals on Bungay is Thai restaurant Bahn Thai.  Whether you’re here in Suffolk as a couple or a larger group, Bahn Thai offers delicious authentic cuisine and excellent service. The Sunday buffet is very popular and booking is recommended.

The Angles Way

Angles Way is a 93 mile walking trail following the county boundary of Norfolk and Suffolk, meandering from Thetford through to Great Yarmouth.  Along the way you can follow the River Waveney from source to mouth, taking in the wildlife and views along the way.

There are various circular routes mapped out along the way including a lovely 5.5 mile walk around Harleston and a pretty 7 mile route taking in Beccles nd Geldeston.https://maps.norfolk.gov.uk/trails/?tc=PRO/01 

Redgrave and Lopham Fen Activities

Explore the these wildlife-rich fens on the River Waveney with one of the four self-guided trail walks. This reserve is one of the most important in Europe with over 270 plant species, some of which are insect eaters!  Redgrave and Lopham Fen is also home to Britain’s biggest spider - the Fen Raft Spider.

The Suffolk Wildlife Trust puts on a jam-packed calendar of events here with something for everyone, from discovery sessions for children to photography workshops and talks for nature enthusiasts.

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