Pitch, Paddle, Pedal, Plod – Norfolk Adventure Holidays

Top Farm Marsham Campsite, The CanoeMan & Aylsham Cycles are collaborating to offer you a two-day outdoor Norfolk adventure break. The packages include two nights glamping or camping, two days hybrid bike hire, plus an unforgettable 3-hour downstream paddle in a Canadian canoe from Buxton to Coltishall.

All this from an unbelievable £90.00 per person (based on two people sharing).

PITCH – Two nights

Your two day Norfolk adventure holiday includes your choice of pitch at the beautiful Top Farm.
Choose from one of our camping cabins or a pitch for your own tent, caravan or campervan.

  • Camping Pitch
    Stay in your own tent, caravan or campervan.
  • Camping Pitch + a 16amp Electrical Hook-Up
    Stay in your own tent, caravan or campervan.
  • Glamping – Camping Cabins
    Stay in one of our cosy, comfy cabins, complete with their own bunk beds, electricity and equipped with kettle, microwave oven and heater.

PEDAL – Hybrid Bikes

Your two day Norfolk adventure break includes the hire of two hybrid bikes for two days, with puncture kit and lock, supplied by our friends Aylsham Cycle Centre. A bike operation and safety briefing is also included when you collect your bike. You’ll need to bring your own helmet, cycling gear (including gloves) and backpack. If you don’t have your own cycle helmet, we can lend you a second-hand one.

PADDLE – Canadian Canoe Trip

The CanoeMan will supply you with, a two seat Canadian canoe, paddles, life vest and a paddling technique and safety briefing.


Top Farm is located directly adjacent to Marsham Heath´s 350 acres of SSI heathland and woodland which is criss-crossed with a plethora of footpaths and bridleways, which you can see here.

Free back up Is supplied

In the unlikely event of a puncture or mechanical fault, when you’re out and about on your bikes we´ll be on hand to fix the problem or bring you back to Top Farm. We just ask that you have a smart phone with you to let us know your location. We can easily find you using the what3words app or google maps. Simply call the duty number and a truck will be dispatched to you, either with a replacement bike or to return you to Top Farm.

Priced Per Couple

All prices include 2 days x 2 bike hires and 1 x 3-hour downstream Canadian Canoe paddle for two.

PitchNights1-2 couples3-5 couples6 Couples
Camping Cabin2£220£205£185
Camping Pitch with electric2£200£185£165
Camping Pitch2£180£170£150
  Stay The Night Before Your 2 Activity Days    
Camping Cabin3£260£240£220
Camping Pitch with electric3£230£213£190
Camping Pitch3£200£190£175

Book your Norfolk adventure holiday

Fill in a few details below and Clive will get back to you to confirm your booking and you can start looking forward to your adventure holiday in glorious Norfolk.



Your Norfolk adventure holiday schedule

DAY 1 – Pedal & Paddle

10:00 – Pedal your Hybrid Bike from Top Farm along the (virtually flat) Bure Valley Path the 8 miles to The Rising Sun on Coltishall Green. Where you’ll lock your bikes up for the next few hours.

11.30 – Meet ‘The CanoeMan’ who will transport you by minibus back up-river to Buxton. Here you’ll be launched in your two-seater Canadian Canoe for an unforgettable, gentle paddle downstream the River Bure back to Coltishall Green. You’ll then moor your canoe, enjoy refreshments if needed (not included), retrieve your bike, and cycle back to Top Farm.

DAY 2 – Pedal & Plod

Explore the many trails and cycle routes and enjoy Top Farms local attractions on your hybrid bikes. We´ve included just a few recommendations below.

Then Plod a mile each way on the field footpaths, from Top Farm to The Plough Inn and enjoy a wonderful evening meal.

Activity holiday lake view

Local area by bike

Aylsham & Blickling

Top Farm is three miles along cycle paths, from Aylsham, The Bure Valley Path and Marriotts Way. It’s only four safe cycling miles to Weavers Way and 5 miles to The National Trust gem Blickling Hall & Blickling Park.

Norwich & Cromer

We’re 12 miles due north of The Medieval City of Norwich and 14 miles due south of Cromer Beach. If you´re tired of cycling you can visit both by bus, the timetable is available here 44, 44a, x44 | Sanders Coaches or a pdf download here. Our nearest stop is Marsham Green, which is approximately a mile from Top Farm.

The Norfolk Broads

It’s 11 miles to Wroxham, the Capital of The Broads, which can be safely cycled on The Bure Valley Path, or by taking the narrow-gauge steam railway along the beautiful Bure Valley.

Norfolk Trails Map

Here´s a handy Norfolk trails map to download. produced by Norfolk County Council created by Paul Thorogood based on the London Underground map design by Harry Beck.