GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Aylsham Walk

8 miles (12.5 km)

Aylsham is an attractive market town located in North Norfolk. There are a number of waymarked walking trails to follow through the surrounding area, including two popular rail trails. There's also some nice footpaths along the River Bure and through the nearby Blickling Estate.
This walk from the town visits Blickling Hall and the Marriot's Way with some lovely countryside scenery to enjoy.
The walk starts in the town and follows country lanes north west to pick up the Weavers' Way. You can follow the trail north up to Blickling Hall and the lake. The historic Jacobean Hall is surrounded by woodland, farmland, parkland and gardens. It includes three colour coded, way-marked walks and a lovely family cycle route around the 1 mile long lake.
The route then backtracks before heading south west to link up with the Marriot's Way. This trail runs all the way to Norwich along dismantled railway lines with views of the Wensum Valley. You can follow this trail east back into the town, passing the heritage Bure Valley Railway. There's also some 18th century houses, the old market place and a number of historical buildings to see as you make your way through the town.

Aylsham OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Aylsham Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Pubs/Cafes

You could stop off at the Whistlestop Café at Aylsham Station where you can enjoy freshly baked cakes and sweet treats, hot and cold drinks, tea and fresh bean coffee, sandwiches, light snacks and ice creams. It's a nice place to enjoy a meal and watch the heritage steam trains come and go. The station cafe is very dog friendly and will provide water bowls if you have your canine friend with you.

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

The Bure Valley Path starts in Aylsham and runs to nearby Wroxham. The shared cycling and walking trail runs along the Bure Valley Railway which is one of the highlights of the area.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Norfolk Walks page.

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby

Photos

Aylsham Mill - geograph.org.uk - 1024538

Aylsham Mill. Rear elevation of Aylsham Mill seen from downstream, taken before the change of ownership. More information about the mill can be found here:

Blickling Hall - geograph.org.uk - 1479175

Blickling Hall

Lake at Blickling Hall - geograph.org.uk - 1479181

Lake at Blickling Hall

This way to Aylsham - geograph.org.uk - 1293374

This way to Aylsham on the Marriotts Way long distance footpath. This section of the Marriotts Way long distance footpath once carried the East Norfolk Railway and was consequently run by the Great Eastern Railway and later forming part of the London and North Eastern Railway in 1923.

Platform, Aylsham Station - geograph.org.uk - 624233

Platform; Aylsham Station This is the major terminal for the Bure Valley Railway.

Town Hall and market stalls, Aylsham - geograph.org.uk - 1042851

Town Hall and market stalls, Aylsham. Only a couple of stalls, but this was taken on a Tuesday, and the market days are Monday and Friday.

GPS Files

GPX File

Aylsham.gpx (On Desktop:Right Click>'Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold>Share>Save to Files')

Memory Map Route

Aylsham.mmo (On Desktop:Right Click>'Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold >Share>Save to Files)