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Burgh St Peter to Carlton Marshes Ferry

For hundreds of years, a ferry linked the village of Carlton Colville in Suffolk with Burgh St Peter in Norfolk and provided an important route for Norfolk's villagers and traders wishing to visit Lowestoft's herring market. In the 1950s the ferry fell into temporary disuse but, in 2012, Prof David Bellamy OBE re-opened the service which now joins Waveney River Centre to the Carlton Marshes Nature Reserve.

For walkers visiting the nature reserve, the ferry provides a welcome link to the pub, shop and other services on offer just across the river. It also provides a means for visitors to South Norfolk to access this wonderful marshland as well as the towns of Oulton Broad and Carlton Colville. And for walkers exploring the 92 mile Angles Way long distance trail, the campsite with its heated showers is an ideal overnight stop.

The ferry runs on demand throughout the year (subject to tide & weather conditions) - call 07500 571232.

Photo - Nick Butcher / Eastern Daily Press