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About alderfenmarshes

Alderfen Marshes offers wild camping, canoeing and rural skills workshops on the Norfolk Broads

Charcoal Making Day on Alderfen Marshes

We are delighted to welcome James Hookway to Alderfen Marshes on Saturday 17th of July to share his experience and expertise in making charcoal and biochar using the Hookway retort and biochar kiln. A charcoal retort provides an extremely efficient … Continue reading

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Missing cat update … cat no longer missing :-)

Mr Jinks has been found safe, well and purring. Thank you.

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Missing Cat – Sunday 25th April

Mr Jinks went missing from Common Road this morning. Please contact John Gillam on 07918 670072 with any info / sightings. Thank you.

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Spoon-Carving at Alderfen Marshes

If you’re looking for a creative and relaxing way to spend your day next Saturday, there are a couple of places left on the spoon-carving workshop at Alderfen Marshes, suitable for beginners or people with some previous carving experience. More … Continue reading

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What’s green, local and smells of mint?

Pop into Yare Valley Farm Shop and look right for the answer… We’re delighted that wild water-mint tea, grown locally on Alderfen Marshes in Surlingham, is now available at Yare Valley Farm Shop as loose-leaf tea, in convenient tea bags … Continue reading

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Perfect weather for a paddle

The Bank Holiday has come and gone but the Summer is certainly still here with ideal weather for a paddle around Surlingham Broad and beyond… Canadian canoe hire from Alderfen Marshes is open to Surlingham residents – ideal for exploring … Continue reading

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Pick up a paddle – it’s the best way to explore…

The winding waters of Surlingham Broad are a natural gem, right on our doorstep, best explored by canoe. As the days draw out and the weather warms, a peaceful paddle provides a perfect way to pass a few hours, unwind … Continue reading

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Calling early birds …. to hear early birds calling

When it comes to a delightful dawn chorus, there are few better than that over Surlingham Broad and surrounding marshes. This May we are taking to the water in Canadian canoes every Wednesday morning to immerse ourselves in cheeps, tweets, … Continue reading

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