What is Marriott’s Way?
Marriott’s Way is a 26 mile 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.
Who can use Marriott’s Way?
Marriott’s Way has something for everyone, from families and casual walkers to ramblers, joggers,cyclists and horse-riders. For those less mobile who use wheelchairs or mobility vehicles, there are suitable surfaces along much of its length. For cyclists and horseriders, it is one of the best resources in Norfolk. It is available for use all year round and links usefully to the public rights of way network.
What will I find and see?
Wonderful countryside, wildlife, public art and a wealth of local history. Marriott’s Way itself is a county wildlife site and passes through many interesting landscapes and wildlife-rich habitats, such as the Wensum river valley and Whitwell Common. You may see a variety of birds, animals and plants including kestrels, owls, hares, deer, butterflies, primroses and orchids. If you’re very quiet and with a bit of luck, you may even see otters and kingfishers!
Where do I start?
If you‘re beginning your journey in Norwich, you will find the entrance by the roundabout at Barn Road and Barker Street on the inner ring road.
At Aylsham, you will find the entrance on Norwich Road, opposite the Bure Valley Railway station.
Alternatively, there are many other access points at villages and road junctions. You can even link Marriott’s Way with other public rights of way and create your own circular routes!
A new guidebook for Marriott's Way is available to buy from county hall. You can also be able to download a PDF version from this website (4.7MB).
Click below to download PDFs of children’s activity sheets to enjoy on Marriott’s Way. All downloads will open in a new browser window.Bug Bingo Bird Safari Mile Markers
Marriott’s Way is a great place to go with your camera. There is so much to see: wildlife, art, historic buildings not to mention your friends and family. Why not add your photos to the Marriott’s Way Flickr group
Please Note: Norfolk County Council is not responsible for the content of external websites or the Flickr group.
Bure Valley Railway – at the Aylsham end of Marriott’s Way
Information for Horse Riders at www.ride-uk.org.uk