The Boardwalk

This walk will help you discover some of the countryside easily reached from the Cottage or moorings – half a mile or 12 minutes. Gay’s Staithe was traditionally used for loading and unloading goods including reed and sedge cut from the marshes. Now the Boardwalk is managed for nature conservation. The Boardwalk will take you on a mysterious journey of discovery into a lost world which has remained isolated for half a century. The mystery trail leads through swampy, wildlife-filled carr woodland, with resting places and tapping edges along the way, and emerges to give a surprise panoramic view over Barton Broad, a national nature reserve owned by the Norfolk Wildlife Trust. Sorry, no dogs except guide dogs on the Boardwalk please.

What wildlife lives there?
The Boardwalk viewpoint has wonderful vistas across the broad. In summer terns scream and feed their young on the green platforms. You may see playful otters too.

Under New Management!

It is February 2021 and we have just bought Wherry Cottage as a Holiday Rental Cottage. We have many plans to add and improve the amenities so please follow us as we bed in to the 2021 Season and plan improvement works for the 21/22 closed season.

Wherry Cottage

Wherry Cottage will sleep 7. Bedrooms 1 and 2 are each double bed whilst bedroom 3 contains two single beds and bedroom 4 has one single bed. The location is secluded being the only property on the Staithe with direct slipway access to the water with Barton Broad just half a mile paddling or sailing if you have brought your own boat!