Tavnor two
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This Route the whole way along the Wensum can be used by both walkers and cyclists from Taverham to Norwich

This Route the whole way along the Wensum can be used by both walkers and cyclists from Taverham to Norwich


This route has been reviewed by 6 people.

This route has been flagged (1 times) for reasons relating to accuracy.

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Grid Ref TG1621114659
Lat / Lon 52.68647° / 1.19753°
Easting / Northing 616,211E / 314,659N
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Grid Ref TG2387908389
Lat / Lon 52.62709° / 1.30653°
Easting / Northing 623,879E / 308,389N
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Sandra McLachlan

30 Nov 2023 Autumn

We undertook the walk yesterday, 29th November and it was a beautiful crisp November Day. The route was scenic and relaxing to enjoy and my fellow colleagues will upload some team photos when they add their rating and review.
For myself, I have never completed a slow ways route before and would highly recommend this one for beginners as most of the route whilst enjoying the greenbelt surroundings was certainly easy enough for a beginner to walk comfortably over this kind of distance.
Given the amount of rain that we have had recently the walking conditions were fairly good but would recommend formal walking footwear for sure.
I would rate 4 stars for this walk and will definitely explore my next venture very soon.

Andy Mole

18 Aug 2023 Summer

Would you walk it again? Yes
Would you suggest it to others? Yes
Is it safe? We walked on a Thu morning in Aug and the route felt very safe. Parts of the route do get used by cyclists but the path is wide and this did not cause problems. Not recommended at night as parts of the route (in the city) get locked up and you would feel vulnerable if walking alone.
Is it accurate? Yes, albeit we crossed the river in the city 1 bridge earlier than Duke Street.
Access issues? Generally wide and flat. There are stairs at the Compleat Anglers near Norwich Train Station but these can be avoided by going the other side of the river.
Anything else? There are public toilets in Sloughbottom Park (roughly halfway along the route, only 2mins away from the route itself). The route is good at avoiding main roads and is relatively quite and picturesque. The route is very flat. There are plenty of benches. There is a bus stop near the end point with regular buses back into the city.

Samir Joglekar

08 Jun 2023 Spring

This is a great route as it is well connected with the city. The roads are well paved and are accessible except for the riverside beginning where there are stairs and wheelchairs would have some trouble. The views are stunning and the walk enjoyable. The route beside the abandoned train track is scenic too but is quite long without any quick access to public toilets. The route passes through fields and farms and is dusty walkable. It probably is unsafe to travel during any small hours or after dark with not enough streetlights to give you good visibility. Some portions of the abandoned train tracks are filled with unclean stagnant water. Expect poor visibility during dark and use common sense to not travel this route during that time. The route finally opens up to the beautiful village of Taverham and is very well connected. For a team adventure, this is worth doing and I highly recommend.

  • Ravi Kiran Gupta

    Ravi Kiran Gupta

    09 Jun 2023

    +1 Pretty much echo Samir's comments and perhaps would like reiterate certain aspects.

    - Based upon my experience, the entire route could take anything - on an average - between 4 to 5 hours on foot. Bear in mind, the total time can vary subject to frequency and time of the breaks taken - if any, walking speed, and perhaps climatic conditions.
    - One may need to assess safety especially if any portion of the travel planned along the route involves after-dark hours.
    - Consider carrying something to eat and drink on the way.
    - Finally, bear in mind lack of public toilets along the route.

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17 Oct 2022 Autumn

This was a lovely walk by the river and Marriott's way, the team completed a litter pick. The weather was perfect for the day as it wasn't too warm or cold! There were definitely areas of the city where the litter pickers come in handier than others! Overall was a really good day and the route was perfect. Would definitely suggest it to others looking to do something similar. The only thing was the lack of toilets which was expected.

Alicia Huggett

29 May 2022 Spring

It's a really lovely walk, especially on a sunny day! A lot of it consists of being surrounded by countryside. Even when you get closer to the city, the walk continues close to the river and beauty spots such as Cow Tower and Bishop Bridge. It's downhill a little to start off, until you get onto Marriotts Way, but pretty much flat after that. The only problem that could occur in terms of accessibility is that it cuts through the Compleat Angler pub near the very end, which involves 2 or 3 steps. To avoid this, you could cross Bishop Bridge and be on Riverside Road instead. You'd still be travelling alongside the river but Pulls Ferry would just be a little further away to view, but can still definitely be seen.
The only actual problem I had was that there's no access through from Duke Street to St George's Street in the way the map suggests as it's been blocked off by university buildings now. Instead, I walked back on to Duke Street and walked along Colegate instead, to then turn right onto St George's Street. Other than that, a really lovely walk. Would recommend!.


28 Sep 2021 Autumn

I cycled this route rather than on foot, most of the route is a cycle path so do be mindful of this when walking although as it is so wide it is lower risk. There are lots of opportunities to view the river and the path is flat except for one section at the end opposite the station which requires a few steps.

  • Alicia Huggett

    Alicia Huggett

    29 May 2022

    I walked this route and it really is lovely. The majority is made up of a lovely countryside walk and even after that, it sticks closely by the river. The only problem is that you can't get from Duke Street to St George's Street in the way it suggests anymore as it's been blocked off by an art university building. Instead, I turned back onto Duke Street and then went down Colegate to get to St George's Street.

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