The route of the Paddle Skedaddle

About

The Paddle Skedaddle is 26.5km (16.5mils) of fun, beauty and watery-joy for Stand Up Paddlers, Kayakers and Prone Boarders which winds it's way along the well known three rivers that make up the majority of the northern broads network, taking in some of the most iconic areas and features of the Norfolk Broads.

The event is totally unique in it's a 'point to point' nature so you'll never see that same area or land marks twice! The route starts at Sutton Staithe Hotel and first covers the still and quiet tree-lined backwaters of the River Ant which after a couple of miles of paddling leads on to the first big expanse of water which is Barton Broad, so if it's a tad breezy here hold on to your hats..!

Then you'll cruise through the chocolate box waterside village of Irstead and on to How Hill, under Ludham Bridge, and then on to the River Bure and past the hugely historic and 1,000 year old St Benets Abby. You'll then steam on past the only white painted water wind pump of Thurne Mill on the River Thurne, and then on to Potter Heigham where you'll have to duck under the medieval stone bridge (which of course this is haunted…!).
The last part of the course which takes you on route and initially (sorry to say) past the finish line and onward for the final 2.5km where you'll turn around a turn buoy and then back 2.5km to the finish right outside of our race HQ and campsite - Ferrygate Camping - so, after a long session on the water, you'll have around 200m to walk back to your tent or van!

The Paddle Skedaddle is the only one-way point-to point paddle event on the Norfolk Broads, and is a perfect event to conquer if you're taking part in the bigger Norfolk Broads Ultra which happens a little later in the year.

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Map & Directions

The Paddle Skedaddle

Type:Outdoor Event

Norfolk Broads, Sutton Staithe, to, Martham, Norfolk, NR29 4RG

Tel: 07968083334

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