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We are an award-winning family-owned Park backed up up by a small, friendly team of enthuiastic staff.

Burgh St Peter staithe and Waveney River Centre have a rich history; nowhere has a church tower quite like the ziggurat inspired church of St Mary, whilst in the Victorian era The Waveney Inn featured a zoological gardens in its grounds - you’ll find old photographs of some of the animals in the pub's main bar. But throughout the years Burgh St Peter was most important for its staithe, where trading wherries would load and unload goods, and for the ferry which allowed south Norfolk’s residents to walk or cycle to Lowestoft fish market.

The expansion of the Broads holiday industry in the 1960s led to the first phase of Waveney River Centre's development as a visitor destination, and by the 1980s the business included a much expanded pub, additional marina and an indoor heated pool. Today, this award winning holiday park and marina is open year round and features luxury holiday lodges, 5-star camping and boat hire, as well as a ferry link to Carlton Marshes.

Holiday Accommodation

Our luxury holiday lodges and penthouses are spacious and exceptionally well appointed, featuring fully integrated kitchen appliances, digital TV & DVD and south facing balconies with superb views across the marshes. They are ideal for holidays all year round and feature a bird feeder beside the balcony & lounge window, so that you can spot our feathered friends and record them in Eddie's Bird book. Most of our lodges now feature a private hot tub.

Our luxury bed & breakfast rooms are located within the Waveney Inn and feature huge beds and 40in HD Smart TVs.

Luxury Lodges in Norfolk

Our luxury holiday lodges are south facing and have fabulous views across the marshes - and most have their own private hot tub! The lodges feature open plan lounge/dining room/kitchen, master bedroom with en-suite and a separate family bathroom. Bed linen and towels are included. WiFi is available throughout the Park. A well behaved dog is welcome in some lodges - please check individual descriptions. Please see our location plan if you'd like to know the location on the Park of any one of our lodges.

Luxury Penthouses

Our luxury penthouses are exceptionally spacious and have huge balconies overlooking the marsh and river. Our luxury accommodation features open plan lounge/dining room/kitchen, master bedroom with king size bed, TV and en-suite, a twin bed room and a separate family bathroom. Bed linen and towels are included. WiFi is available if required (charges apply).

Luxury Rooms at the Waveney Inn

We've brought back another piece of history - the Waveney Inn Hotel.

Our luxury rooms feature huge beds, 40" HD smart TVs and most have amazing views across the marshes and water.

Our rates are per room and include breakfast, use of our indoor heated pool, pedestrian ferry to Carlton Marshes and WiFi.

Luxury holiday property for 10

Burgh Staithe is a luxury ground floor holiday property right next to the marina, with 5 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, a hot tub and a private garden. Amazing views across the marina or river from all rooms.

Touring & Camping

Our touring & camping area is small and family-oriented, with room for 17 touring caravans and up to 35 tents. It occupies an idyllic south-facing location overlooking the marina and river, with leisure centre, showers, toilets & wash up area all immediately adjacent. For 2012 we completely re-designed our campsite so that all pitches are on level ground and feature electric hookup and planting.

Touring caravan pitches with electricity are located on high well-drained ground with superb views. Some pitches have water, grey waste and TV connection too. WiFi service is also available if required.

Camping Pitches

We've completely re-invented our campsite so that all the pitches are on level ground with fantastic views across the marina. All our family pitches can be classed as large (no less than 8m x 9m overall) whilst our premium Coot pitches are now a frankly enormous 12m x 10m which must surely be enough for anyone. All pitches on our main camping area have electric hookup as standard.

As personally suggested by David Bellamy, we've done some planting between our pitches - so you may find yourself sharing with the butterflies. This means that your tent and your car (and your party) must absolutely fit on the pitch provided, no exceptions. Please make sure that you check the size of your tent before booking and ensure that your whole party including car will fit comfortably on the pitch as described. Fire regulations require that we ensure that there is a 3m gap between any two pitched tents on the campsite.

Escape Pods

New in 2013, by popular request, our 'Escape Pod' glamping pods - designed and built by our skilled boatbuilders here at Waveney River Centre. They have an overall size of 14ft x 10ft including a decked porch and are ideal for short breaks and holidays all year round, with their double glazed doors & window and electric heater. The pods are wrapped in foil-backed multi layer insulation, to help keep it warm in winter and cool in summer.

Inside, the pods feature a full size double bed above two single beds, a FreeView TV, LED lights, a double socket and loads of storage space. The pods are an extremely short walk from our 5 star shower and wash up facilities.

Camping in a pod is like regular camping, without the hassle of packing the tent - or putting it up and down! You do need to bring everything else which you'd bring on a camping holiday. We provide 4" foam mattresses but please bring your own linen or sleeping bags.

Dogs are now permitted in some of our Pods - please make sure that you select the correct Escape Pod when booking. Dogs are charged at £2 per night per dog.

On The Water

The southern Broads are known for their quiet tranquillity and wide open space as they pass through Norfolk & Suffolk's marshland.

We have a range of boats to suit most budgets and requirements, from rowing boats, canoes and kayaks to day cruisers with galley, WC and cabin. Buoyancy aids and fuel or paddles are included in the price and you will be given tuition before setting off on your adventure. Or step back in time with a skippered trip aboard classic 1930s launch Betsie Jane.

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icon-towncityfilter Waveney River Centre - Hotel, Lodges and CampingType of Accommodation
B&B, Hotel, Pub, Campsite, Self-catering e.g. Cottage
dogsPD Waveney River Centre - Hotel, Lodges and CampingPet Friendly?
Yes - but not all rooms/properties
wifiPD Waveney River Centre - Hotel, Lodges and CampingWiFi available?
Location (Town)
Burgh St Peter
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Post Code
NR34 0BT
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Relax by the river at the Waveney Inn

Relax by the river at the Waveney Inn

Oulton Penthouse at Waveney River Centre

Oulton Penthouse at Waveney River Centre

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Introduction to iFootpath

iFootpath provides a mechanism to capture and share details of walks, but it is worth explaining the essential structure of a walk as they are stored in the iFootpath database. The basic concept is that a walk consists of any number of sections that are joined end to end. For each section we might want to describe views or other points of interest about that part of the walk.

The database that underpins iFootpath provides the mechanisms to store the structure and details of each walk, descriptions, photographs and mapping data for the overall walk and each section of it. It is not mandatory to enter information into every single field in the forms we provide, although some basic details are essential to ensure the walk database stays manageable and searcheable.

Each walk entered can be shared with all other iFootpath users, but before a walk (and its sections) are shared there are three stages it must go through. The first stage is as a "Draft". When a walk is in draft it is only visible and editable by you, the author of that walk. Whilst it is in draft form you can add sections, photographs, further description and refine it as you see fit. You can do as little or as much as you like. However, it is worth remembering that if someone (you) wants to print it off and take it as a walking guide, then it is worth taking the time to detail each section reasonably concisely. Long descriptions are generally distracting when walking and a short, concise version is usually much easier to use.

When you are happy with the walk description and its sections you can set the status to "Ready". This does not yet make it visible to everyone. It does, however, lock the editing (although you can change it back to draft and continue editing) and alerts the systems administrators that it requires reviewing prior to being "Published". When set to "Ready" the walk will be reviewed to check it contains the basic data needed and to ensure the content is clean. We do not allow content to include obscenities, swearing or other offensive language or pictures. This review does not check the walk for accuracy; whilst we would love to test each and every walk through walking we simply do not have the time. If we do find something wrong with the walk we will contact you and ask that it is fixed prior to marking it as "Published".

Once the walk is published it is now visible to any user of iFootpath and is therefore in the public domain given that anyone can register and access iFootpath. You are therefore responsible that any photographs used in your walk description are not infringing copyright. See our terms and conditions for further information on what we do and do not allow.

Published walks are available to all users of iFootpath and are listed in the walk browser to read or print and will be listed in the iPhone/iPod Touch application for download.

Walks in iFootpath

A walk in iFootpath is an introduction to the overall walk, identification of where it is and starts, some overview notes and general commentary.

Title (required)

A walk title should provide a brief indication of where or what the walk is. Walk titles do not have to be unique.

Description (required)

This provides a text area where you can describe the walk. Explain what you love about the walk, what makes it different and what people will see. In addition try to answer all the questions you might ask before going on a route. What sort of paths does the walk use? Any steep accents/descents? Are there any stiles? Are people likely to come across horse/cows/sheep?

County (required)

The county in which the walk starts is essential to help finding the walk in the database. Some walks may straddle more than one county - we suggest you select the county in which the walk starts or is mostly within.

Area (optional)

This field can be used, if you wish, to further identify where the walk is. This is particularly useful for large counties.

Walk Type (required)

To help quickly finding the right type of walk this provides a basic walk classification or type. Some walks may span two of these types - please use the type that fits the majority of the walk.

Length (required)

The length (in miles) of a walk is an approximation of the overall distance walked, not a measure of the distance "as the crow flies". iFootpath automatically completes this field based on the GPX file that has been uploaded.

Grade (required)

The grade of a walk is an indicator of how difficult it is to walk. This does not take into account the walk length but does suggest how challenging the walk will be. An easy walk, graded as 1 (and shown as 1 walking boot) indicates a walk that is essentially flat, has no sharp hills to climb, has no stiles or other obstacles, is easy to navigate (probably along a well worn path) and is suitable for most levels of fitness. Do be aware that the level of stamina required will vary and you should only walk within your limits - the indication of walk length will help with this. A difficult walk, graded as 5 (and represented by 5 boots) indicates a walk that is strenuous and involves steep ascents and/or descents. It may be technically challenging involving difficult terrain or obstacles.

Please note that the grading for walks is subjective and open to interpretation and should only be used as a guide when selecting a walk.

Map Ref / Start Point (optional)

The walk start point is an Ordnance Survey map reference to pinpoint the start point of the walk. This should be in the format:

AB 123 456

Further details of this system can be seen on the Ordnance Survey website.

Map Link (optional)

This optional field allows you to include a link to a web page containing a map showing the walk start. This is not the place to include any other links and the system will reject links to anything but Streetmap or Google Maps.

Start Point Co-ordinates (optional)

This pair of fields allows you to enter the longitude and latitude for the start point. iFootpath automatically completes this field based on the uploaded GPX file.

Key Image (required)

This is the main photograph used to illustrate the walk and can, if you wish, be the only photograph used of the walk. We recommend that you use a picture that characterises the walk, if possible, to show potential walkers what they might find or see. The picture must be in any of the main image formats (JPEG, GIF, BMP, PNG) and image files up to 2Mb in size are permitted. Once an image is uploaded it will be resized automatically and a smaller version saved that is optimised for viewing on both this website and iFootpath Mobile.

There are many image editing and manipulation applications available, so many that we cannot make particular recommendations although almost all are excellent. Our preferred way of saving images for iFootpath is to save or export them at a maximum size of 1024x1024 pixels as a JPEG file. This creates a file that is well under 2Mb in size, contains plenty of detail and displays well in almost any browser. Please be sure that you own the copyright to any images uploaded - you must have taken them yourself or have explicit permission. If you are concerned about image theft then we also suggest you include a small watermark in any corner of the image, but please remember that large watermarks that hide the image will not be popular with viewers!

Pdf file

Pdf file for walk

Icon (recommended)

The icon is a small image, 60 pixels square, used to provide a label for the walk when displayed in lists or in iFootpath Mobile. It is recommended that a small, square image for such use is created and uploaded. This should be in JPEG, GIF, BMP or PNG format and less than 100Kb in size. If you do not provide an icon the walk will be automatically given a generic system icon. If you do upload a photograph for the walk icon its size will be checked by the system and it will automatically be resized to 60 pixels square. However, please also note that if the image is not square in format it may be cropped and you will not get the result you might have expected. Just thought you should know!

Getting There (required)

This provides a text area to explain how to get to the start of the walk. It is good to include a post code.


This function allows you to see how your published walk would look, before you submit as 'Ready' for review.


When a walk is created and saved in iFootpath its status is automatically set to 'Draft'. This implies that you are still working on it and may want to come back later to add walk sections, images or other information. When you are ready for the walk to be shared with other iFootpath registered users then the status should be changed to 'Ready'. This will automatically notify the system that you want to share the walk. The system will check to ensure you have completed the required information and alert a reviewer. The reviewer will read through to check the content is clean and consistent with our terms of use. This does not check the accuracy of the walk details or any other information. If there are issues with the contents you will be contacted by email. The walk status will also be reset to 'Draft' in this case. More likely, however, that everything is fine in which case its status will be set to 'Published' at which point it becomes available for viewing and downloading by any registered user of iFootpath. This includes download to iFootpath Mobile.


Filters allow you to narrow down your search for walks of interest. By County restricts the list of walks to those in the selected County. The Filters links at the top of the list page allow you to jump quickly to the filters or to clear them.

Keyword Search

The Keyword search facility will search through the walk descriptions and notes to find words or phrases you specify.

My GPX Files

This page gives you the list of GPX files that you have uploaded from iFootpath mobile (or from other sources). You are able to view, edit, delete or download these files. Once you are happy with your GPX file you can 'convert to walk' to create a draft walk based on this data. This walk will appear under 'Manage My Walks'.

Manage My Walks

The list of walks presented are those you have written and entered into iFootpath. From here you can filter the list if you have lots to narrow down your search, list all or just those with a particular status. If you select a 'Published' or 'Ready' walk you will see a read-only version of your walk, although if 'Ready' you can reset status to 'Draft' again for further editing.

Walk Sections in iFootpath

Each walk section represents a particular piece of a walking route. The start and end of each section are defined by waypoints. Each section joins onto the next to form the complete walk. There is no limit to the number of sections a walk can have, but on a long walk we recommend breaking the route down into manageable pieces that are delineated by particular landmarks, turnings or changes in obvious route. Each section has its own photograph and descriptive text which should hold a photograph that illustrates the section and any instructions or other notes you want to add that may be of use in helping navigation or pointing things out.

Section Title (required)

The section title is used to provide a short name for the section. It is useful in section titles to provide an indication of the start and end, so using names of landmarks, roads, etc is a useful aid. Sections will be named automatically as the name of the waypoint at the end of that section. It is recommended that you rename the sections as something more useful to walkers.

Section Description (required)

This field is used to provide as much information as you wish about the walk section. This should include notes on navigation, even if obvious, and any further information you care to share about views, historical notes, things to look for, etc.

Key Image (recommended)

A picture can save many words and will often be very useful in helping to navigate or spot things along the route. The picture must be in any of the main image formats (JPEG, GIF, BMP, PNG) and image files up to 2Mb in size are permitted. Once an image is uploaded it will be resized automatically and a smaller version saved that is optimised for viewing on both this website and iFootpath Mobile.

Our preferred way of saving images for iFootpath is to save or export them at a maximum size of 1024x1024 pixels as a JPEG file. Please be sure that you own the copyright to any images uploaded - you must have taken them yourself or have explicit permission.

Map Ref (optional)

This allows the OS Map reference for the start and end of the section to be entered. These should be in the format:

AB 123 456

Further details of this system can be seen on the Ordnance Survey website.

Start/End Point (optional)

This provides the facility to capture the co-ordinates for the start and end points of the walk section. iFootpath will automatically complete this field based on the GPX file used to create the walk.

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