Great Yarmouth to Lowestoft

One for cyclists who fancy a quick spin, The Eastern Maritime Way starts at Great Yarmouth Railway Station before taking in many of the east coast’s hidden treasures. The first gem is the Ice House at Haven Bridge, a key building in the history of the town’s fishing industry. The route then follows the River Yare to Gorleston and its beautiful sandy beach where you can debate the promenade’s latest attraction, a genuine Banksy.

From Gorleston, it’s a short pedal into Hopton and the chance to explore the first of two ruined churches. St. Margaret’s also has a churchyard that has been turned into a picnic area, a beautiful spot to take a well-earned break. Further along the route you can discover the second ruined church, St. Bartholomew’s, Corton. The final stop is Lowestoft itself and the opportunity to stand in the UK’s most easterly location at Ness Point, before finishing your ride at Lowestoft Railway Station.

19 km/12 miles. Allow 1.5 hours (relaxed pace).

A mix of urban cycle paths and cycle lanes, before reaching quieter side roads. Cyclists will need to dismount briefly at George Street
and crossing Haven Bridge in Great Yarmouth if not travelling round the one-way system.

Fully waymarked – look for the purple Jubilee stickers.

At the railway stations.

Several cafés near the start and end points.

Public toilets:
Available at the railway stations.

Accessible sections:
This is a cycling route and not recommended for walking, wheeling or horse riding



The Elizabeth Way
(Heacham to King's Lynn)

A dedicated trail linking Heacham to King's Lynn which will incorporate elements of the existing footpath network. A key element of the trail is the utilisation and enhancement of a section of disused railway line between Dersingham and Ingoldisthorpe providing almost 2km of new Greenway Delivery. A diversion is in place while this resurfacing work is completed – keep an eye on this page for details.

The Wendling Way
(Gressenhall to Dereham)

A trail linking Dereham town centre to Gressenhall Environmental Hub to provide a safe and direct route for visitors on foot and bike. The project will include approx. 2km of route surfacing improvements with permissive cycling access, to open the trail up to a wider range of users. Gressenshall. The trail runs past or through three Sites of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI): the developing Wendling Beck Exemplar Project, a regenerative landscape scale environmental scheme; Hoe Rough and Rush Meadow.

Chet River Circular
(Loddon to Chedgrave)

This short walk provides a different offering to the other trails, with something for everyone, especially families.
The walk starts at the stunning Loddon Staithe, with its weeping willows and beautiful views out along the River Chet. The route heads out along the village's footpaths then follows the River Chet to Chedgrave Common where the path heads back to Chedgrave and then returns to the Staithe.

The West Acre Way
(Gayton to West Acre)

A new trail linking Gayton to West Acre, primarily using newly dedicated paths across the Westacre Estate to link elements of the existing footpath network. The trail will run through a new and cutting-edge large scale environmental scheme in the extraordinary Nar Valley.