Boat charters on the North Walsham and Dilham Canal have re-started




Following Government and DEFRA advice, we have re-started boating trips on the canal. All safety guidelines will be followed and are set out below.

Where: Ebridge Mill Pond, Happisburgh Rd, North Walsham NR28 9QG (map).
When: Arranged at a time of mutual convenience (pre-booking essential).
Who: A maximum of 6 passengers, all from the same household/bubble.
Price: £30 per boat trip (regardless of group size). Additional donations welcome (all proceeds help towards the restoration of the canal)
Duration: Boat trips usually last for around one hour.
How to arrange: Call Graham on 07585 160772.


Full details:

Ella II will be used with absolute adherence to guidelines and a maximum of 6 passengers, all from the same household/bubble.

The weather is looking up, so we hope that everybody will be able to enjoy a trip in the great outdoors to see a wide variety of wildlife living on the canal and enjoy the peace with our near-silent electric boat. CALL 07585 160 772 from Saturday 4th July onward to book your trip as soon as we can fit you in thereafter. Pre-booking is essential.

Payment will be £30.00 (trips were normally £50.00 or £5 each) cash on the trip. Additional gifts gratefully received, especially at these difficult times, either in cash into the container or via our web site or using BACS, using the reference GIFT. Thank you!

Trips will start from Ebridge lock and can be at a mutually agreeable time and day of the week. They take about 1 hour.

You are free to bring our own refreshments of whatever kind you like. (please take away your litter)

Please don’t turn up too early, as we would not be able to take you aboard until the crew has readied the boats.

The wearing of your own face masks would be appreciated, please.

Hand Sanitiser is available on board if you bring your own, all the better.

The boat furniture and surfaces will be wiped down with anti-viral chemicals before and after each trip.

Contact details will have to be taken with your booking!!!!!

Your skipper will be at least 2m from you. Please do not attempt to approach them any closer than that.

Await instructions before boarding.

Please follow the guidance given to you by your skipper.

Please remain seated at the front of the boat until indicated by your skipper.

All proceeds to North Walsham and Dilham Canal Trust to help towards the restoration of this canal.

This all has to be pre-planned this end, for your safety and ours, so please don’t leave it until the last minute.

Where there turns out to be a need to re-schedule or cancel a trip due to weather, or any other reason, that is to be expected, accepted and will be re-organised at your convenience, if you want to and subject only to availability.

Enjoy the summer safely.

Graham Pressman 

Boating Officer NWDCT