The Marriott’s Way Heritage Trail Project is a three-year project to better research, conserve, interpret, and educate people about the railway heritage of the route, and the plants and wildlife that colonised it once the trains had stopped running.
Over the course of the £650,000 two-and-a-half year project there will be a host of activities, events, and work taking place. These will document and preserve the industrial heritage of the former railway line and encourage more people to use the much loved, traffic free, 26 mile route which already attracts over 100,000 cyclists, walkers and horse riders every year.
The majority of the funding for the £667,906 project has come from the Heritage Lottery Fund (£455,000), with £167,399 coming from developers through planning obligations and the rest made up from Norfolk County Council, fundraising, donations and volunteer time.
The Marriott’s Way Heritage Trail project is overseen by Norfolk County Council’s Environment Team, working with stakeholders including:
Local schools and uniformed groups will also work with the project to provide learning opportunities for young people.