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Waveney River Centre in Norfolk

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Waveney River Centre is an oasis of activity in what truly feels like the middle of nowhere down in the southern Broads. It’s many things rolled into one: it’s a well-equipped campsite, right by the water but it also has a range of glamping options and holiday lodges. It also offers moorings to hire boats and rents out day boats and canoes at what must be one of the best locations from which to explore this part of the Broads national park – a location which also offers plenty of opportunity for glorious walks and cycle rides.

The long-distance Angles Way passes nearby, just across the river, the Wherryman’s Way a little way north, and the countryside around is as peaceful a corner of England as you’ll find.

There are a range of pitches for tourers and campers, and they come in various sizes, from ‘Coot’ (12m x 10m) to 'Pintail' (6m x 4m). All have views over the water and are spacious enough to accommodate your car. Plus, all have electric hook-ups.

If you're looking for an upgrade in luxury, try one of the new nomadic glamping yurts. New for 2017, and nestled along the back row of the campsite, these 7 yurts all have fantastic views of the river Waveney and Carlton Marshes nature reserve. They measure 5m across and feature a double bed and sofa bed, plug sockets, plus an electric heater, wood burning stove and insulated roof to make cold evenings cosy. Each yurt sits on its own deck for sitting out on, or cooking.

Camping in a yurt is like regular camping, without the hassle of packing the tent – or putting it up and down! You do need to bring everything else which you’d bring on a camping holiday. We provide a double bed and sofa bed – but you do need to bring your own linen or sleeping bag.

The site is partly supplied by solar energy and has an energy-efficient pool and low-energy lighting throughout; pretty much everything is recycled, and the centre has won the David Bellamy conservation award 3 years running. But maybe the best – and greenest – thing they have done is to reinstate the foot ferry across the river which not only gives access to beautiful Carlton Marshes and Oulton Broad but has made the car journey from Lowestoft to Waveney about six times shorter.

All in all a very peaceful retreat, but with plenty to keep you entertained.

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