Fakenham to Harwich

 

Cambridgeshire to Kings Lynn  

Fakenham to London

 

 

 Cycling in Norfolk

 

National Cycle Networks  

This network of cycle routes passes through Norfolk, and is designed to make cycling fun and safe.  One third of the network is completely free from motor traffic using old railway paths, forest tracks, country parks and bridleways and the rest uses quiet minor roads. Although the routes are extensive, you can just join the parts of the route you want to, for a long or short a ride.

A section of Route 1 goes from Fakenham to Harwich via Colchester and covers 163 miles, with the main traffic free section through Marriotts Way on the Reepham to Norwich part of the journey.  You can also do the other section of Route 1, which runs from Fakenham to Hull, via Wisbech and covers 196 miles.  Part of the route takes you through the Sandringham Estate, Burnham Thrope and Holkham Park.

Route 11 goes from Cambridgeshire through Downham Market to Kings Lynn, its 91 miles in length.

Route 13 goes from Fakenham to Tower Bridge in London, with the longest open stretch running from Thetford to Fakenham.

The National Cycle Network is still under going work - so please check before you cycle.  You can purchase maps of the routes online.

visit www.sustrans.co.uk 

Norfolk Coast Cycleway

This runs from King's Lynn to Cromer. and covers 59 miles much of the route passing through an area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, with dramatic views, beautiful countryside and outstanding wildlife. 

Peddars Way

If you would like to experience some pure cycling, follow the ancient Peddars Way.  Its a challenging off-road ride, with some easy sections and some bumpy bits and some moderate climbs.  The reward is excellent and varied scenery along this 46 mile route, from the heather-carpets of the Brecks to the wild north Norfolk Coast.  It runs from Holme near Hunstanton by the coast, inland to touch the edge of Thetford Forest, finishing just beyond the Country Park of Knettishall Heath.  It is open to walkers as well.

www.nationaltrail.co.uk/peddarsway

Lords of the Manor Cycle Map

The 25 mile cycle ride takes you from the historic town of Aylsham into a beautiful area of peaceful countryside, through picturesque North Norfolk villages and lanes.  The route takes in Blickling Hall, Wolterton and Mannington Halls, the remains of Baconsthorpe Castle as well as an optional route to Felbrigg Hall.

For a map call Cromer TIC 0871 2003071

Marriott's Way Cycle Route

A 26 mile ride, and one of the longest traffic-free routes in the country.  Linking Aylsham and Reepham with the heart of Norwich, this combination of two former railway lines is open to cyclist and walkers.

Nelson's Norfolk Cycling Discovery Map

This 29 mile circular route starts and ends in Fakenham Market Place.  It includes Burnham Thorpe, Nelson's birthplace, Holkham Hall and the attractive village of Little Walshingham. 

Contact the East of England Tourist Board for a map 0871 2003071