We love and care for your canals and rivers, because everyone deserves a place to escape.

The Nancy Oldfield Trust

The Nancy Oldfield Trust

The Nancy Oldfield Trust is a charity which provides opportunities for disabled and disadvantaged people to experience boating activities on Barton Broad and the surrounding rivers. We have motor cruisers with wheelchair lifts and we have a fleet of keel boats in which people can sail. We also offer canoeing, fishing and birdwatching. For visitors who wish to stay, we have a fully accessible self-catering bungalow which sleeps 10 people in 4 bedrooms with ensuite wet rooms. In addition we offer RYA sailing and IWA Helmsman courses. All staff and volunteers are RYA trained.

  • Canoes for hire

  • Motored boats for hire (daytime)

  • Sailing boats for hire (daytime)

  • Boat trips - public

  • School or community activities


Irstead Road
NR12 8BJ

Access Information

Everything we do is aimed at people with a disability so we are fully accessible, and we have hoists available for the boats.
  • Path slope no steeper than 1 in 10
  • Paths wider than 1 metre
  • No steps or barriers
  • Intact compact path surfaces with only slight irregularities, neat edges, drains immediately