I have to admit before last Monday I had never ventured onto any of the Norfolk Trails, and seeing as my next year would involve spending a lot of time concentrating on them it was about time I went exploring, this time along the Marriott’s Way.
I couldn’t believe how close to Norwich City centre and accessible the start of the trail was and within a 20 minute cycle ride the views either side of me were fields adorned with butterflies flitting around the boundaries.
At every mile there were mile markers designed by John Behm, which reflects the history of two former railways closed in 1985, each mile marker being different from the last.
Wildlife is abundant along the way enriched due to the river Wensum meandering along side occasionally, with footbridges over it every now and then. These provided perfect viewing platforms to see banded demoiselles and a fleeting flash of blues from a pair of Kingfishers that I was lucky to see!
I finished my journey at Lenwade where I turned around and headed back into Norwich, it had been a long time since I last cycled and parts of me were feeling a little worse for ware, however it was wonderful to spend the day discovering a section of the Marriott’s Way.