Welcome to Hickling Parish Staithe

Hickling Parish Staithe offers dry and wet berths and launch facilities. There is a small car parking area for those who wish to just launch and spend a day on our fabulous Hickling Broad. Fishing is also encouraged.

Visitor Day Launching

Launch costs for visitors are £5.00 per boat, paddle-board and canoes.

A season launch (1st April – 31st March) fee is available from the clerk. If you are a resident in Hickling the fee for the year is £20.00. Non residents fee is £60.00

The maximum length that can be launched from the slipways is 17 ft.
There are various ways to pay. There is an honesty box located at the staithe as well as a PayPal QR Code to scan for easy direct payment. Alternatively you can contact the clerk on 01493 749046 or hicklingclerk@gmail.com who can provide details for a BACs payment, we are happy for you to get in touch before your launch date. You may also pay your £5 launch fee using the button below.

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There are two berths available for trailers and parking is in the car park marked visitors. If this is full, please contact the Pleasure Boat Inn (01692 598870) who may be able to offer you an alternative to park.

For boats over 17 ft, please launch from Whispering Reeds Boatyard (01692 598314) who have the facilities. They are situated next to the Staithe.

Bank Fishing Permitsfishing

Fishing is welcome on either the Broad or from the banks of the staithe. Fishing for Hickling parishioners, their children and their visiting families is FREE. For all others, Bank Fishing or launch and fish permissions and permits are available from The Pleasure Boat Inn (01692 598870) the fees are:

Day Bank Fishing permits £5
Season Bank Fishing permits (October to March) £25
Day launch and fish permit £6
Season Launch and Fish permit (October to March) £50

Please note that anyone bank fishing is required to respect the staithe, the boats moored there and its other users. Please do not lean fishing rods on any boats and boats are not to be boarded under any circumstances. All fishing requires a licence, available from most Post Offices.

Wet Berthswetberth

Wet berth rentals are only available to residents of Hickling who are on the electoral register. The waiting list is currently at 30, if you would like to be added to the list please write to the Clerk. We will contact you periodically where you are on the list.

Dry BerthsIMG_1445

These are available to all. We currently have a small number of dry berts available for boats up to 17 feet in length, please contact the Clerk for further details. There are three charging bands for boats:




Up to 14 ft



Up to 16 ft



Up to 17 ft
(space permitting)



Dry berths are let out for the year from 1st April to 31st March.


Hickling Parish Council wants all boat owners, both on the Parish Staithe and private moorings in Hickling, to be able to enjoy the delights of the Norfolk Broads without being victims of crime. Unfortunately, we have experienced some thefts in our village lately, particularly of outboard engines, which are vulnerable to theft as they are left unattended and exposed to viewing for long periods.

Norfolk Police have identified thefts from boats as a major issue, and have developed the Boat Shield scheme to assist boat owners who are ‘Serious About Security’. Key initiatives are:

  • Outboard Covers to replace engine cowling when boats are not in use, which have proved to be an effective deterrent to thieves.
  • Boat Shield booklet giving good advice on boat security at all times of the year, and includes an Inventory Section and a Security Self Assessment Sheet.
  • Boat Shield Network in which you would be emailed if a crime occurs and be kept informed of relevant information.
  • A reminder to call 101 if you see anything suspicious or 999 in an emergency.

The local Broads Beat Officers have set The Pleasure Boat Inn opposite the Parish Moorings as an Approved Boat Shield Information Point, and they have in stock a selection of differing sized Outboard covers, booklets and the ability to register you there and then onto the Boatshield Network, or supply you with the appropriate links.


The outboard covers are priced as follows.

Small – outboards up to 6HP £28

Medium – outboards up to 15HP £32

Large – outboards up to 40HP £36

Enquiries & Contact details:

Tracy Neave01493 749046hicklingclerk@gmail.com

Staithe Documents

Staithe Forum Meeting minutes 2016

Staithe Forum Meeting minutes 2017