Parking

Turning off the southern bypass onto Whitlingham Lane, there is a lockable car park. Whitlingham Ln, Norwich NR7 0QA
There is also parking available near the Thorpe Ferry Cafe, located on the map above.
Pedestrian & Cycle river crossings between Whitlingham & Thorpe St Andrew.

How To Access The Thorpe Ferry

Pedestrian & Cycle access.  From Thorpe, the Northern bank is accessed off Yarmouth Road, either along Bungalow Lane or over Thorpe Marshes Nature Reserve. Limited Car parking at Kingfisher Boatyard for Cafe & Ferry. On the south bank Whitlingham Country Park offers car parking 500m west of our landing stage along various scenic footpaths.  Sustrans cycle routes on the N & S side of River Yare are joined by the Ferry.  School party bus parking is available in the locked car park off Whitlingham Lane 100m from the landing stage. 

Brief History of Thorpe Ferry

The ferry began before the war enabling country folk to catch the train at Whitlingham Halt (closed under Beeching) into Norwich, then again in the '60s when Nobby Clarke (football club canary mascot)  used to row people across and retrieve bodies floating downstream!   Thorpe Ferry was resurrected by Stephen Ellingham in 2022 with a Broads Authority grant & kind donation. When quiet, Stephen and his water dog collect floating litter from the River Yare.

Useful Links

Norfolk Wildlife Trust 

More information about Thorpe Marshes Nature Reserve here 

Map in PDF format 

How To Find Thorpe Ferry


Address: Bungalow Ln, Norwich NR7 0SH