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Sheque1
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You also Need Broads tax, http://www.broads-authority.gov.uk/boating/owning-a-boat

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British Canoe Union (BCU) Members
Membership of the BCU includes usage of the Broads navigation area, at no extra cost, provided that at all times your membership sticker is displayed on the canoe and your membership card is carried with you.

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Seems like you have no need of a slipway, so can launch anywhere. You don't have to have permission to do that!!  You may need somewhere to leave the car that might limit you but apart from that the worlds your oyster.
A good place to start might be the upper Ant. Wayford Bridge or Sutton Staithe. The upper Waveney is also very  nice, try Earsham Mill.  Again the Bure above coltishall, along the old canal is another place.  Get the OS Map of the Broads and explore the possibilities.  The Broads by canoe is vast!!! you won't see it all in a lifetime!  

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Welcome to the forum.

The BA has just completed a very nice launch site at Horstead Mill, which is proving to be very popular. You can park in the (rather small) car park next to the old mill site, launch and paddle downstream to Coltishall Green and beyond, or carry your kayak a short distance to Coltishall Lock, launch at the portage slipway and head upstream.

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