The Butley Ferry coronavirus update
We regret that due to current covid-19 restrictions, the Butley Ferry will not open at Easter and will be closed until further notice.
Please check this website or the ferry phone, 07913672499, for updates once the situation begins to ease.
There are a number of circular walks and cycle routes which include the ferry and allow you to experience to the full the unique landscape of the Alde and Ore Estuary. We publish a leaflet with a free map which is available at the ferry and from local outlets or can be downloaded here
The Suffolk Coast and Heaths Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty also publish a leaflet showing details of the four foot ferries of Suffolk, which is available in the garage, hotel and the pubs in Orford, which gives all the dates, times and costs of the four ferries. They connect the Stour & Orwell Walk and the Suffolk Coast Path from Harwich to Walberswick, and in taking these four ferries you can save over 75 miles of congested inland roads. (If you run any of these organisations and would like to have a supply of these leaflets, please telephone Catherine Smith on 01394 445217 and she will send/deliver some to you)
To access the private ferrymen's area, click here
The Butley Ferry is sponsored by the Alde & Ore Association
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