Between April and October, we will be hosting a series of five monthly led walks along or near Marriott's Way, some with a theme, and some to simply take in the beautiful surroundings of Norfolk's fabulous countryside.
Starting in Reepham, this 4.5 mile walk takes you along Marriott's Way through farmlands and valley meadows until you reach Cawston. The return leg of this circular walk will take us along a public footpath through to the small village of Booton and Booton Common, before heading back to the start point in Reepham. As the walk ends at Kerri's Farmhouse Pine cafe, we'd love for you to join us for a bite to eat.
This circular could get muddy, but our fingers are crossed for a warm and dry weekend.
On each Saturday of the Heritage Open Days weekends we're offering a free guided tour of Norwich's two M&GN stations. These tours will be led by John from Friends of Norwich City Station and promise to be as exciting as they are informative.
Join the Marriott's Way Heritage Trail Senior Project Officer, Sophie Cabot, on an archaelogical tour of Lenwade. Explore the area's past, from ancient times, through to its importance on the railways and its modern day concrete production. This will be the last of the guided walks in 2018 so don't miss it!
We will be meeting at Porter's Lane car park at 10am before setting out on the walk. There will be no more than 5km of walking, but there will be plenty of breaks. As always, wear comfortable shoes and don't forget your waterproof!
Our very own Education Officer, Maddy Goodall, will be leading a walk around the village of Costessey on the first of our brand new Marriott's Way circular walks. It will take us through the site of the old Hellesdon railway station, along Marriott's Way, through Old and New Cosstessey, and back again. We will be stopping at The Hart of Costessey for refreshments and when we get to the half way point of this five mile circular walk.
Directly after our public update meeting in the Bircham Centre that morning, we will be going on the second of our series of monthly walks. The 3.25 mile route is an enjoyable walk circling the town via pleasant quiet back streets behind the church and a lovely old country track called Catchback Lane.
It may be muddy when going through the woods so make sure you're wearing sturdy boots. There are public toilets near the start of the walk as well as a pub and a cafe to keep you fueled. A lovely walk for all of the family - dogs are more than welcome too.
Starting at the Marriott's Way Aylsham gateway, this short 2 mile walk takes you westwards along Marriott's Way into the countryside, before looping back round and passing the beautiful 18th centuary workhouse.
Although this is the shortest of the new Marriott's Way circular walks, it by no means lacks the enjoyment of the others. It is flat and (weather permitting) dry, and as always, dogs are more than welcome to come along.
Booking is not essential, but if you would like to join us, please register your interest here.
This beautiful five mile walk passes two excellently preserved and restored railway stations, the M&GN Whitwell and Reepham Station, as well as the GER Reepham Station. Half way through this walk we will be stopping at a café for a light bite to eat and a hot drink, so remember your pennies.