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Bure Navigation

Bure Navigation

There is a continuous footpath between Coltishall Lock and the Cradle Bridge at Burgh-next-Aylsham. This is generally in good order and regularly used by local people and visitors. The footpath can be accessed at various points along its length and can therefore be incorporated in several circular walks.

Bure Navigation Conservation Trust has erected six interpretation boards at various points along its length. These were funded by the trust, a LEADER fund grant and Norfolk Broads Direct via a Love the Broads grant.

During 2020 a new section of footpath was due to be constructed which would open up a short section of the Bure Navigation at the Aylsham end, which has not previously been accessible to the public. The trust hopes to provide two further interpretation boards here.

It is a long-term goal of the trust to facilitate the provision of additional rights-of-way access between this new footpath and Cradle Bridge. BNCT is opposing EA’s ‘flood alleviation’ plans, which might destroy some of the historic navigation. 

February 2021

Navigation Authority


Bure Navigation Conservation Trust