Volunteer  ferrymen of the Alde & Ore Association row cyclists and walkers over Butley Creek between Butley and Orford.

Both are beautiful and interesting places to visit in Suffolk; from the Butley Orford Oysterage to Orford Museum and Orford Castle, there’s something to excite everyone.

The ferry runs at weekends and bank holidays from Easter Saturday through to the last Saturday in September, from 11am-4pm.

The funds which the Butley Ferry raises help to maintain our fragile river defences.

Crossings are not bookable, but if you want to check whether the ferry is operating during uncertain weather, the mobile number is 07913 672499. This number will be active on the days that the ferry operates.