An enjoyable and exhilarating ride through some of the best parts of the Norfolk countryside and just delving briefly into the county of Suffolk. The ride encompasses a vehicular chain ferry crossing at Reedham over the river Yare, sadly now only the last remaining one left in existence in Norfolk. You will get to cross most of the Seven rivers, of which some are still navigable and see a few of the broads, that all come together to make up the Norfolk Broads National Park, one of Britain’s largest protected wetlands.
You will get to enjoy the semi-natural habitat that has been created by the waterways with its living landscape and its vast open expanses of unspoilt wetland, rich in flora and fauna. Stooped rich in heritage, as it is now understood that the broads are man-made and was created purely by accident by the peat digging industry back in the 12th century .
There will be a chance to visit some of Norfolk’s old historic and repurposed train stations and to take a ride on a steam locomotive if you desire. Pass through the old Georgian town of Reepham, where you get to ride alongside part of the now disused twenty-six-mile-long Marriott’s way railway track.
|Paul Taylor / AH
||Driving||205.9km (24📍)||4:08||🇬🇧||KML, GPX|