The East of England is a great location for cycling, whether on road or off. With gently undulating coast and countryside, it’s only in the north-east corner that you’re likely to need your King of the Mountains skills – Cromer Ridge is the highest point in the whole region.
For cycling trails in Norfolk go here.
To discover trails and paths in Suffolk go here.
The websites above will give you all the main routes in Norfolk and Suffolk, but let us take you a little off the beaten track with these choices…
Starting at High Lodge, here are five cycling trails to enjoy – oh, and some mountain biking ones too. They’ll take you deep into this magnificent pine forest where you’ll really feel free and away from it all.
The unique ancient landscape of the Brecks is a great location to cycle, stress-free, enjoying wildlife and the tranquil surroundings.
Sandringham and Castle Rising
The Sandringham Visitor Centre is the base from which you take this circular route with the magnificent ruined Norman castle as the midway point and also featuring the little carrstone village of Dersingham.
With a varied landscape of heath, forest and coast, this is a great place to cycle in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
Quiet Lanes, north Norfolk
Norfolk was the first county in the country to develop Quiet Lanes, country roads where motorists are encouraged to slow down and take particular care of cyclists, walkers and horseriders. These quiet country lanes occupy a triangle of North East Norfolk, from Cromer to Bacton along the coastal area, and inland to North Walsham.
The views are spectacular, particularly on the Cromer Ridge, the highest point in East Anglia, where you can gaze down on the coast and sea.
The Marriott’s Way is a fantastic 26-mile route (you of course don’t have to do all 26 miles!) to cycle between Norwich and the Broads market town of Aylsham. It follows two disused railway lines beginning in the city centre where Barn Road meets Barker Street (only minutes from Norwich Cathedral).
The entire route of the Marriott’s Way is rich with wildlife, flora and fauna throughout every season. And there’s sculpture, art and interesting things to find along the way describing the history of the trail.
Please, before you travel to the East of England, Know Before You Go – ensure places you want to visit are open, see if you have to pre-book. We’ve supplied click-throughs to attractions for you to check.