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River location: At the limit of navigation for hire craft on the River Waveney

 

Facilities: Visitor moorings (24hr Free) just before the disused Geldeston Lock - this is the north bank of the river close to the end of the navigation for hire craft. The river is shallow and there is a pub next to the moorings. Do not navigate under the footbridge across the main river.

 

Geldestone Lock is the head of navigation on the River Waveney for hire boats.This is the site of a lock that used to accomodate two 60ft wherries, flat bottomed sailing barges that were used to ferry supplies up and down the river from the ports at Yarmouth and Lowestoft. The lock was closed in 1934 but the adjacent pub has been in existence since the early 1700's. It is still possible for small craft, canoes and dinghies, to navigate further upriver to Bungay. Bungay was the terminus for the wherries. The pub serves food, and can be accessed by a half mile track from the road. The right turn from the junction on the river about a quarter of a mile before Geldeston Lock takes you to the marina at Geldeston village that is private. There is a pub in the village. There are no public moorings for hire craft in the marina.

 

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The Locks Inn Lock's Lane, Beccles NR34 0HS

The Wherry Inn 7 The Street, Gelsdeston NR34 0LB

 

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