River Wissey

River Wissey

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Mentioned in the Domesday Book of 1086, the River Wissey is a picturesque paddle through the Norfolk fens.

It rises in Bradenham and flowing almost 31 miles to join the River Great Ouse at Fordham. The Wissey has plenty to offer recreational paddlers looking for a fun day on the water. It is usually described in two sections: the upper reach and lower reach.

The upper reach flows through a wealth of history and makes a really pretty paddle. The River Wissey here flows past buildings of historic interest including grade 1 and 2 buildings. You can also see ancient ponds, parkland with ancient oaks, medieval churches… and an army training area!

Still worth of your time,  the lower reach sees the river becomes wider and deeper, so it’s not as much of a wilderness paddle.

The footpath is in better condition at this part of the river making it a great place for a family trip including some walking and picnic fun. You’ll still be able to enjoy windmills, grand Halls and Saxon and Norman villages along this stretch!