Marriott’s Way Traffic-free Cycle Route

Marriott’s Way Cycle Route Overall Rating: ⭐⭐⭐

Marriott’s Way is a shared path of 26 miles, linking Norwich with Aylsham via a circuitous route. As you’d expect from a trail on a disused railway, it’s very flat. There are sculptures or benches at every mile marker, and a bike shop inside the old signal box at the Whitwell and Reepham Station.

Most of the description is from Chaley, who also supplied most the photos. Some information and a photo is from CalvertNLR. All errors are mine.

Surface on Marriott’s Way

The surface is unsealed along almost all of the trail, and can get quite muddy. In places it is almost more of a footpath than a proper cycle trail, but cycling is explicitly permitted along the entire length.


You will want a bike with chunkier tyres and mudguards. Trikes and most cargo bikes may struggle with some parts, due to the surface.


These are available at the start, at Whitwell & Reepham Station and at Aylsham.

Bike Hire

You can hire bikes from Beryl in Norwich, or from Bikebox, also in Nowich.

Points of Interest

Look out for the heritage railway at Witwell & Reepham Station.

Routes in Norfolk


There are gates, but they are normally open.


Safety: ⭐⭐⭐
Hilliness: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ (Flat)
Refreshment stops: ⭐⭐⭐
Barriers: ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Surface: ⭐⭐

Overall: ⭐⭐⭐

The grading system I use is explained here.

Forecast for Marriott’s Way

What Marriott’s Way looks like

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DayCycle routes are routes can can easily be cycled by most people in a day, or part of a day. Do have a look at all the other DayCycle routes available on WillCycle. Many contain detailed route guides, as well as embedded maps (like the one below) from which you can download the GPX file for the route.

See also  Chester Millennium Greenway

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