Name: North Cove Number: 27 Location: Castle Marshes
Compartment Status Information
Compartment 27 includes a 5km stretch of the right bank of the River Waveney between Worlingham Wall and the embanked Barnby Hundred Drain. The compartment has a few sites of historical interest such as the post medieval Castle Mill. Archaeological findings have also been recorded within this flood compartment, including a Neolithic flint axe.
The improvement works along the floodbank began in 2006 and were completed in 2007 with most of the works involving floodbank strengthening and installation of erosion protection where appropriate.
The Angle Way long distance footpath runs along the entire length of the floodbank allowing good opportunities for walking within the compartment. In addition, there is also a public footpath which runs along Wadehall Old Dam to Six Mile Corner and Cove Dam which links Marsh Lane with Cove Staithe. The compartment is popular for angling with the North Cove and Barnby Angling Club (NCBAC) leasing a stretch of riverbank. The Broad Authority 24 hour moorings, at the end of Marsh Lane, also allow easy access for fishing from the riverbank. An additional mooring site is the private moorings at Cove Staithe.