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Saturday, 28 April 2018

Norwich Riverside Walk

View to Whitefriars bridge

A simple 2.5 mile walk alongside the River Wensum through Norwich.

This picturesque walk through the centre of Norwich links the Marriott's Way at Barn Road roundabout on the inner ring road with The Wherryman's Way and Boudicca Way at Norwich Railway Station. There is a lot of history to the bridges over the River Wensom and associated folklore which is detailed in the features to this walk.

Friday, 3 October 2014

The Wensum Way - Dereham to Lenwade

River Wensum near Bylaugh

A 13 mile walk through the Norfolk countryside following the Wensum Way

Opened in 2012, the Wensum Way was the connecting link between the Nar Valley Way and The Marriott's Way to enable a Cross Norfolk Trail from Kings Lynn to Great Yarmouth. The name of the trail is taken from the River Wensum which it follows from Swanton Morley through to Lenwade. This is a picturesque ramble through the Norfolk countryside.

Friday, 27 September 2013

Nar Valley Way - Narborough to Dereham

Newton Mill

A 22 mile walk along the Nar Valley Way from Narborough to Dereham

This route is full of historic features including ruins of priories and castles as well as magnificent halls and watermills. The walk provides a varied landscape with woodland trails, riverside paths and saunters across open fields of this pleasant Norfolk countryside. Although a lengthy section of the Nar Valley Way there is plenty of time to accomplish the feat with late buses linking the two ends.

Sunday, 1 September 2013

Nar Valley Way - Kings Lynn to Narborough

Brick remains from the bridge which carried the former Kings Lynn to Dereham railway

A 15 mile walk following the River Nar from its outlet to the River Ouse up to Narborough

The walk starts along the quayside at Kings Lynn with all its fascinating historic buildings. The path soon heads out into open countryside following the river across this open landscape. Big skies. Views for miles and little in the way of civilisation until Narborough is reached.

Sunday, 14 July 2013

Wherrymans Way - Norwich to Thurton

River Yare at Bramerton

A 13 mile walk along Norfolks Wherrymans Way

This is a delightful riverside walk following the River Yare out of Norwich and through to Rockland St Mary. Public transport can link the start and end by navigating down quiet country lanes to Thurton. Whitlingham Country Park provides an easy route to start and there's refreshment stops at Woods End and the Ferry Inn at Surlingham.

Saturday, 22 October 2011

An Autumns Ramble to Witness the Yare Navigation Race

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A 12 mile walk from Loddon to Reedham along the Wherrymans Way, returning along the same route.

I have wanted to walk the Wherrymans Way for some years now and this section is the starter for the rest of the route. This is the only section that does not have specific public transport and would need a journey to either Great Yarmouth or Norwich to get back to the start. Thus it was on this particular walk that we decided to treat it as a straight forward there and back walk, which was about 11 miles in total. To add to the interest, it was the day of the annual Yare Navigation Race, and although not a budding enthusiast for sailing craft, it nonetheless provided a topic for the day and added interest to the walk. The route is a mixture of footpaths and quiet country lanes passing the quaint little 12th century church of St Gregory at Hecklingham and the curiously named hamlet of Nogdam End before having to cross the River Yare on the Reedham Ferry, which was free for those having a drink at the Ferry Inn which necessitated us having to stop off for a pint of Ferrymans Ale. Its a tough life!

Monday, 16 May 2011

A Hike along the Marriotts Way

Sculpture that marks the start of the Marriotts Way at Norwich

A 22 mile walk along the length of the Marriott's Way from Aylsham to Norwich following the trackbed of the former Midland and Great Northern Railway.

The Marriott's Way is a footpath, bridleway and cycle route, which follows the routes of two disused railway lines, and runs between the historic market town of Aylsham and the medieval city of Norwich. Along with the mileage markers which are created from old rails complete with a metal rubbing plaque, there are numerous concrete sculptures, village markers, interactive sound boxes and benches which all provide added interest and information along the route.

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