Boardwalk and gardens

Diss’ floating boardwalk, terrace and wildlife garden were created as part of a project to improve public spaces in Diss and give priority to pedestrians. Previously an unused piece of land in the centre of Diss town, it now provides public access from the top of Market Hill to Mere Street.

From the terrace, there’s a panoramic view of the wildlife garden and Mere. A curved footpath then leads down to a wooden, floating boardwalk constructed on pontoons. These pontoons loop out into the Mere offering the sensation of walking over the water.

Access and opening hours 

The gardens and boardwalk operate a one-way system, running from the rear of the Diss Town Council offices to King’s Head Yard. It's open from 7am to 5pm Monday to Friday and 9am to 4.45pm Saturday and Sunday.  

Photo gallery 


Take a virtual tour of the gardens and boardwalk.

View over the Mere
View over the Mere

Along the boardwalk
Along the boardwalk

View over the Mere
View over the Mere

View over the Mere
View over the Mere

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Want to find out more? Read about the development of the project.