Fakenham to Harwich

Showcasing some of the best the east of England has to offer, this long-distance route takes you through the historic city of Norwich and ends up in the pretty seaside town of Harwich on the Essex coast.

This is one of the flattest National Cycle Network routes and is the ideal way to experience the tranquil beauty of the East Anglian countryside.

There are two options for this route. The first is via Colchester and is 163 miles long. The shorter alternative at 114 miles takes you via Felixstowe, but uses 3 ferry crossings.

Beginning in Fakenham which sits on the River Wensum, the route takes you on road to Reepham.  Here you join the main traffic-free section of the route, known locally as the Marriott's Way, which takes you all the way into Norwich. Travelling through Whitlingham Country Park and skirting Mid Yar National Nature Reserve, the route takes you to Halesworth, Framlingham and Woodbridge before arriving in one of England's oldest towns - Ispwich. The route then heads to historic Colchester and onto Harwich. 

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Please note

We have taken all responsible steps to ensure that these routes are safe and achievable by people with a reasonable level of fitness. However, all outdoor activities involve a degree of risk. To the extent permitted by law, Sustrans accepts no responsibility for any accidents or injury resulting from following these routes. Walking and cycling routes change over time. Weather conditions may also affect path surfaces. Please use your own judgement when using the routes based upon the weather and the ability, experience and confidence levels of those in your group.

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