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

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…

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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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Here’s one for ‘hands-on’ gardeners….

Garden Obelisk – Willow Weaving WorkshopSunday 7th April: 10.00am – 1.00pmAlderfen Marshes A practical willow weaving workshop making an attractive and useful Garden Obelisk from locally sourced willow; a natural support for climbing plants such as sweet peas and runner … Continue reading

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Spoon Carving Workshop

Saturday 30th March: 9.30am – 4.30pm A workshop for would-be wood-whittlers; the spoon-carving workshop on Alderfen Marshes is an interactive and enjoyable introduction to green wood-carving.  Under expert guidance from Monica Cass, you can let your creative juices flow as … Continue reading

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Rural Skills Workshops For Adults

Would you like to try your hand at some traditional country skills? Perhaps you have heritage skills that you would like to share with others? This Spring we are beginning a series of rural skills workshops on Alderfen Marshes to … Continue reading

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