Salhouse Broad

Salhouse Broad, Norwich: Hours, Address, Salhouse Broad Reviews: 4.5/5

Salhouse Broad
4.5
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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Friday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Sunday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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Peace and tranquility, outstanding natural scenery, abundant wildlife and wonderful views. At Salhouse Broad you can come by boat or foot to explore wood, fen and water. ​There are canoes to hire, wild camping for the adventurous, play areas for the energetic, and footpaths and boardwalks to bring you closer to wildlife. ​We welcome you to our beautiful broad and hope you enjoy all that we have to offer here.
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Kim S
Barton-upon-Humber, UK17 contributions
Family
Moored here overnight while on weekend boating holiday (£10 for the night easily paid on salhouse website). Bins by campsite, toilets up by road (ten min walk from river), climbing frame, great grass areas/woods walks round the nature reserve accessed by river or road (car park at top by toilets). Dog bins dotted around. Coffee/snack cabin and canoe hire (both closed while we were there sunday morning).
Written June 5, 2022
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carolinebb61
Cambridge, UK79 contributions
Family
This is a basic budget campsite only available for one month in the summer. No electric, one water tap. Good porta toilets which were topped up well and usually clean. Some recycle bins. This is a great location. just minutes walk to the broads and some short walks through the woods. Theres a coffee, ice cream stall nearby offering daytime hours, and a woodland playground as well as docking for boats at the lake. Plenty of shade in really hot weather and easy to jump into the water to cool down.
Written August 17, 2020
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Goingslow
Sheffield, UK11 contributions
We hired two Candian Canoes for 3 hour - 2 children and 2 adults fitted into one of them. We felt that the cost was very good value. The ranger who greeted us and gave the safety briefing and helped us getting started was very helpful and courteous. We hadn't been sure what to expect - we started off in Salhouse Broad, but the main options were to canoe to either Horning or Wroxham along the river Bure - this is a very busy stretch of river with a large number of hire boats and other large boats passing, however we didn't have much difficulty despite this in keeping out of their way and it took about 2 hours to get to Horning and back.
Written August 23, 2020
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Thank you for the review, please come again, perhaps try Wroxham direction next time.
Written September 9, 2020
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Tracy S
Swansea, Wales, United Kingdom90 contributions
Salhouse Broad is such a lovely place to moor up for the day/night. Peace, quiet and beautiful scenery awaits you. There is a small wooded area which takes you into the main village and a short walk from the pub. Though there are no pavements so if you have small children it's something to be aware of. We stopped at Salhouse several times on our recent holiday and the scenery changes depending on the time. It's just beautiful. For me personally the dog walkers letting the dogs off leads is a huge put off but that aside it's well worth mooring up there. Mooring fees do apply and it can get busy in peak season. Though the most boats we've seen is 4 including ours. (Family with adult children)
Written March 23, 2022
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greg w
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Great little campsite provided you're happy with minimal facilities (water and loos, plus small cafe shack in adjacent field and canoe/kayak hire if these float your boat so to speak). About 20 pitches, easy access to the broad to launch your own kayaks/SUPs, fishing etc if desired.

I've visited twice around midsummer and found it very quiet during the week outside the school holidays; both visits there was a group present on the saturday night that were a bit livelier into the evening - the rangers provide a mobile number to call if you're bothered by noise but I didn't feel the need.
Written June 27, 2022
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Caroline M
Wokingham, UK8 contributions
I had been keeping an eye on the booking page for Salhouse as there were a number of things getting in the way of our trip being a dead cert, isolation being one of course. I was a little concerned as to what it was going to be like as it always had availability. I needn't have worried. There was a lot of space and it was far away from roads and houses. Very tucked away. It is a back to basics site - no hot water, no bathrooms/showers, no washing up station, no electric hook up - and there is a lot to be said for that amount of getting away from it all. We had a fantastic time together as a family of older teenage and adult children and the dog. We slept well and got used to the portaloo set up. They were generally clean and supplied with toilet roll, hand towels, soap and water, as well as sanitiser outside. We hired canoes on Sunday, but three hours was a lot longer than we could manage. We hired a day boat at Wroxham, ate at the Garden Kitchen Cafe at Hoveton Hall Gardens, walked around Norwich and the coast. It was a lovely long weekend. Very relaxed. The staff at the campsite and down at the canoe hire were lovely. The Hungry Otter was pretty expensive through. Two coffees, a brownie and a sausage roll was £13.
Written August 9, 2021
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Martin K
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Lovely little basic campsite set back from the broad in the corner of a field. Wonderful sunsets over the broad. Camp fires possible using off the ground containers provided (bring your own wood or purchase from the warden?). Dawn coros of bird song. No cars on the field made it a lovely place to sit out and relax. People fishing (and catching) down on the the broad. Composting toilets are fine (don't drop your mobile down the pit) or portaloos. No washing up facilities but a tap and lots of lovely fresh air.

We also hired canoes (discount to campers) - brilliant trip across the broad and up river to nature reserve and board walk. Hoverton Great Broad is closed to boats to try and restore the natural habitat but you can see it from the lovely boardwalk. Nesting terns with chicks and great crested grebes, marsh harriers, and reed warblers. Friendly and helpful warden looking after the canoe hire. Our party ranged from 16 - 78 and all enjoyed the paddling.

For anyone interested in wildlife, I would recommend walking down the road to Bure Marshes and Cockshoot Broad where we saw a swallowtail butterfly.

Don't come if you want lots of facilities (although Hungry Otter coffee shack is on hand). Do come if you want peace and quiet and back to basics campsite in this lovely natural environment and a chance to hire a canoe.

(Note the access is a little complicated so read the email instructions carefully)
Written July 4, 2022
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Mike B
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A handy car park and toilets, then a pleasant walk in through woodland to the charming, secluded Salhouse Broad, to check-in with a friendly, helpful ranger. Your kayak emerges from a good selection and after some well chosen words of advice, you are on the water. Confidence quickly comes. Drifting in the sunshine, swans come to call; paddling by the bank, you watch heron lazily rise up among the trees. Then, off you go, out into the bustling River Bure, dodging Hullabaloos, upstream past wooded banks, until the peace of Wroxham Broad is gained, with its ruffled, sparkling waters, where a yacht comes and goes, heeled in the morning breeze. A magical first paddle and a day to remember. Haste ye back!
Written October 9, 2021
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Michelle M
49 contributions
Family
What a great little place. The people who run this are so lovely. It was such a great experience the first time that we came back and also used their campsite too! The canoe hire area is very tidy, they clearly take pride in what they do.

We learnt from our first experience but if you do what we did on the first go and book two canoes and it turns out your children are small enough so you only need one, they just issue a refund there and then without argument.

Cannot recommend enough!
Written September 26, 2021
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Kirsty J
Bristol, UK27 contributions
We hired a Canadian canoe for 3 hours - very good value for money and had a great time. Chap on duty was super friendly and helpful. A great way to view the Broads, but would give the kayak a go next time for a change.

The majority of boat users on the river were pretty good at keeping their speed down and keeping their distance when passing us. Moored up just past the Swan (the only free/non private mooring spot we found) to enjoy a quick picnic by the river before heading back.
Written July 4, 2021
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