Welcome from your New Ferrymen for '24.

Come, let us see u across.

Four ferrymen are now trained, qualified & ready to ferry; Eammon (building a 40' Catamaran at our Kingfisher Boatyard), Jack (Ferry Cafe Jaa's IT & chef husband with Zelda) & Karen (river witch), with founder Stephen (and Jet).

Four Ferrymen from Spring '24 - all very individual

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