Marriott’s Way

The Marriott’s Way uses the trackbeds of two former railway lines to provide a fantastic cycle route for everyone of all ages and abilities to enjoy.

A fantastic cycling route which can be as long or as short as you wish thanks to its numerous access points.

Look out for the abundant wildlife that makes this cycle path its home in such a green setting. You will discover the art project full of sculptures and wall art celebrating the area’s local railway heritage.

Location

The Marriott’s Way is a 15 or 23-mile route (depending upon your starting point) in the heart of Norfolk.

Start at the railway stations in Norwich, Reepham or Aylsham.

By car, Great Yarmouth is approximately 33 minutes from Norwich, 45 minutes from Aylsham and 51 minutes from Reepham.

Let’s Pedal

The Marriott’s Way cycle route starts off the roundabout of Barn Road and Barker Street (next to the Train Statue), and ends at Whitwell & Reepham Railway Station (NR10 4GA). There are some short on-road sections.

You can start this route at Aylsham Station (NR11 6BW) passing through Cawston in the direction of Norwich. This extends the cycling route by 7.9 miles (12.7 km) to a total of 22.9 miles (36.9 km).

Starting in Norwich, you will pass through Costessey, Taverham and Lenwade before entering Reepham.

The path is a variety of surfaces including tarmc, compacted gravel and hard-packed earth which can become muddy on wet weather.

Marriott’s Way is managed by Norfolk County Council.

Route Distance

FromToDistance (Miles)Distance (Km)
Norwich Railway StationWhitwell & Reepham Railway Station1524.1
Norwich Railway StationAylsham Railway Station22.936.9

Refreshments

You will find a number of refreshment stops available near the route at:

Norwich City (Morrison’s Café is only 5 minutes walk from the railway station); Drayton and Lenwade (2 minutes off-route in the centres); Reepham.

Public houses can be found in:

Norwich, Drayton, Lenwade, Reepham.

Facilities

Toilets are located at:

Norwich Railway Station; Wensum Park.

Cycle Hire available at:

Bicycle Links or Bike&Go

Tourist information available at:

Norwich

How to get here

By Car

Marriott’s Way is located in Norfolk, 35 minutes from the holiday centre of Great Yarmouth.

Norwich is accessible from a number of major roads depending upon your original location: A47 from King’s Lynn, A11 from Cambridge, A140 from Ipswich.

Car Parking

Pay and Display parking available next to the trail at these locations:

Car ParkLocationPostcode
RIverside Car ParkNear Norwich Railway StationNR1 1WT
Rose Lane Car ParkNear Norwich Railway StationNR1 1PY
Marriott’s Way Car ParkLenwadeNR9 5LR
The Buttland’s Car ParkAylshamNR11 6DS

By Cycle

Part of The Marriott’s Way is part of National Cycle Network (NCN) Route 1 from Twyford or Beccles.

By Train

Norwich, Reepham or Aylsham.

Summary

  • Distance (miles): 15 or 22.9
  • Distance (km): 24.1 or 36.9
  • Start: Norwich
  • Finish: Reepham
  • Type: Disused railway line
  • Surface: Tarmac, gravel, earth
  • Sat Nav: NR1 1EF
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Features

  • Car Park
  • Cycle Hire
  • Free Entry
  • Refreshments
  • Toilets
  • Tourist Information
  • Picnic Site

Cycle Hire

Bicycle Links CIC Cycle Hire

135 / 137 King Street
Norwich
NR1 1QH

Bike&Go City Cycle Hire

Docking station located outside of:

Norwich Railway Station
Station Approach
Norwich
Norfolk
NR1 1EF

Opening Times

Open all year round except for any temporary closures due to works.

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Disclaimer

The information provided on this page is believed to be correct and is given in good faith. Please be aware that it may have changed since our research. Use of the information on this page is at your risk, we cannot accept any liability for any problems or incidents arising. The maps are based on the postcodes of the centres. The postcode provided for Sat Nav is the nearest postcode to the start of the trail or car park and is therefore not 100% accurate to the entrance of the location. Postcodes are provided as a guide only. We recommend that you confirm the location and other details before travelling.

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