Waveney River Centre at Burgh St Peter
Eddie and the Waveney River Centre
Situated in the quiet village of Burgh St Peter the Waveney River Centre is in an attractive position on the Norfolk side of the River Waveney. Housed in a display case in the Waveney Inn is a pike called Eddie, weighing in at 28lb and caught in the 1940’s it was the inspiration for the sculpture Eddie II the leaping pike that marks the entrance to the Waveney River Centre. Alex Hallowes and Pete Rogers as part of the South Norfolk’s millennium sculpture trail created the galvanised steel sculpture.
Visitor Moorings at the Waveney River Centre
The visitor’s moorings are in a tree-
Children’s Play Area
The children’s play area at the back of the moorings features a slide, monkey bars and a new 3-
Eddie’s Pool and Café
The heated indoor pool and spa stands high above the Waveney River Centre with views over the marina to the river and marshes beyond. The pool is open seven days a week although sometimes closes during term times when the local swimming school uses the facilities.
The Mariner’s Store is in the main building right next to the reception area, it stocks chandlery, fishing tackle, general groceries, camping gear, clothing, local produce and gifts.
The Waveney Inn
Situated behind the marina, The Waveney Inn features a contemporary bar and restaurant and now includes luxury hotel rooms too. Outside the large deck overlooks the marina and marshes, offering the chance to eat al-
Holiday Accommodation at The Waveney River Centre
Holiday accommodation at the Waveney River Centre includes glamping pods, staithe side apartments, yurts and lodges. Day boats, canoes and cycles are all available for hire, advice as to where to go and what to see including maps are available from the site reception.
Ternpike Ferry – Burgh St Peter to Carlton Marshes and Oulton Broad
The Ternpike Ferry at the Waveney River Centre links Burgh St Peter with Oulton Broad. On the way you pass through Carlton Marshes. Here you could follow a 3 ½ mile walk around the reserve. There’s lots to see including over 20 species of dragonfly. You may even spot the Fen Raft Spider or Grasshopper Warbler. Birds of prey include the Hobby and Marsh Harrier.
The service runs on-demand throughout the year, subject to tide & weather conditions. Telephone 07500 571232 or 01502 677343. The ferry costs £2 single, £3 same day return or £10 return for a group of 4. Note: As of March 2023 the ferry is not in service.
St Mary’s Church Burgh St Peter
The church of St Mary the Virgin is a short walk from the river centre and is worth a visit if only for its unusual architecture. The Ziggurat temples of Mesopotamia may have inspired the unusual design of the tower.