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.
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 horse-riders, it is one of the best resources in Norfolk due to its wide, flat paths. It is available for use all year round and has many useful links to the public rights of way network.
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 or kingfishers!
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.
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