Norfolk Greenways

We are conducting a feasibility study looking to develop a greenway network across the county.  We aim for them to extend across Norfolk and link into the Norfolk Trails network of promoted walking and cycling routes.

Greenways offer a safe for people and animals to travel.  Our study is focusing on the particular benefits of health, wellbeing, economy, increased biodiversity, alleviation of congestion and air quality improvements.

Officers started working on the project in April 2018, focusing on three disused railways:

  • Weavers’ Way between Aylsham and Stalham
  • King’s Lynn to Fakenham
  • King’s Lynn to Hunstanton

We are in the process of contacting communities and stakeholders and intend to hold a series of exhibitions, inviting the public to see our proposals and asking for comments or suggestions.  An online survey will be launched in 2019.

We are holding nine public exhibitions in 2019 to share our initial designs and along the length of each of the three routes where you can find out more and have the chance to speak to the project team face-to-face.  Each event will run from 2-7pm.

  • 15 January at Aylsham Town HallNR11 6EL 
  • 22 January at Stalham Town Hall, NR12 9AS
  • 24 January at North Walsham Community CentreNR28 9DE
  • 30 January at King's Lynn Preservation Trust, PE30 1HX
  • 10 January at Dersingham Library, PE31 6LU
  • 6 February at The Ffolkes, Hillington, PE31 6BJ
  • 7 February at East Rudham Village Hall, PE31 8GN
  • 11 February at Fakenham Community Centre, NR21 9DY
  • 13 February at Hunstanton Library, PE36 5AL

We will use public feedback from the survey and public events to produce a report outlining what will happen next.

About greenways

The proposed areas will link in with the public transport network and the existing long-distance walking and cycling network in Norfolk - Norfolk Trails.  The routes worked on on this project will be very close to Paston Way, Marriott's Way, Bure Valley Path, Nar Valley Way, Peddars Way, Fen Rivers Way and the Norfolk Coast Path.

We aim to make our Greenways as accessible as possible for all user groups, for example horse riders, however access for different groups may depend on each specific landowner.

We will be looking at a range of different options for costs across the proposed areas.

If you want to get in touch, please contact us: norfolkgreenways@norfolk.gov.uk

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