There is a new website coming very soon. In the meantime, we’re making some changes at Whispering Reeds for 2022, our 60th year. The highlights..

  • No more diesel dayhire. Our picnic boat Bittern is being sold in the spring, and we will be running a limited electric dayhire operation, book early so you don’t miss out.
  • More Canoes and Kayaks. We will have available a lot more canoes and kayaks for this summer. Contributing to the peace and tranquillity, and lowering our carbon footprint at Hickling, we plan to offer many more opportunities to people to get out on the water in canoes and kayaks.
  • A shorter hire season. Our houseboats and dayhire will only operate from the Whitsun Holiday at the end of May, until the end of September for dayhire, and October for the Houseboats this year.

Please email enquiries to and look out for our new website over the next few days.

Thank you from all at Whispering Reeds, we look forward to seeing you again this year.