Barton Turf on the River Ant


The plan for the trip is to meet up at Barton Turf Adventure Centre, Staithe Road, Barton Turf, Norfolk, NR12 8AZ, by 10:00 and aim to be on the water by 10:30.
There is no shuttle required as this is a there and back trip.
This Paddle is organised by Dereham Canoe Group for clubs within the Region. Once on the water, the Clubs will be responsible for their paddlers and will be expected to provide their own On Water Leaders as if it was one of their normal club trips.

  • Organising Club: Dereham Canoe Group
  • Distance: 16km/10 miles (approx.) We will be against the flow on the outbound journey.
  • We will access the broad by the centre’s private staithe due to the limitations on the numbers that can launch from the public staithe. A Broads Authority licence is required for each boat on the trip, British Canoeing membership is a valid alternative, but cards need to be carried and accessible for the Rangers to see if asked. Broads Authority licenses are available from their website.
  • Fees: There is a charge of £3/person, which covers use of the car park, toilet facilities, and private staithe launching, cash will be collected on the day.
  • Changing/Toilets: BTAC will make their facilities available.
  • Hazards: Private hire cruisers on the R. Ant, and the possibility of fallen trees on the Dilham Canal.
  • Equipment: Please bring normal equipment for a day on the river including a packed lunch, drinks and warm clothes/wet weather gear.
  • Finish: Back at the centre by 4:00pm
  • This paddle is open to all Clubs in the East Region. Please inform the organiser in advance to confirm attendance and so they can keep you informed if conditions change etc.
  • Please ensure your paddlers are likely to be capable of the trip. The ultimate decision lies with the attending clubs and their On Water leader(s).
  • Touring kayaks over 3.5m and Open Canoes are appropriate for this trip. Short play boats will be hard work to paddle this distance.

Region Paddle 20190324 Barton Turf on the River Ant.pdf

Organiser: Jeff Toser. Please contact by email in the first instance at