Discover The Broads from its famous southern gateway

Beccles is traditionally the southern gateway to The Broads National Park, Britain’s largest protected Wetland. It’s close to the limit of navigation on the beautiful Waveney River and home to a number of places to hire cruisers, day boats and canoes and is also a terrific place to explore the countryside by bike or on foot, with footpaths leading off in all directions and along  both sides of the river. This is your starting point for a journey by boat, bike or on foot to a magical place, which you discover on foot, by bike or on the water with the Discovery Hubs Network.

Beccles is on the Angles Way long-distance footpath, which follows a 92-mile route from the historic port of Great Yarmouth along the Waveney Valley to the ancient capital of East Anglia, Thetford. Don’t worry, you don’t have to walk its entire length, and from Beccles there are two easy stages: a loop via the pretty village of Geldeston or a walk along the river towards Lowestoft with a return journey by bus or train.