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We have two booklets available full of walks you can do from local railway stations, one each for the Bittern Line and the Wherry Lines.
Copies are available from Community Rail Norfolk, c/o Broadland District Council, Thorpe Lodge, 1 Yarmouth Road, Norwich NR7 0DU.
Please send a cheque for £2.50 per book (including postage & packing), made out to Community Rail Norfolk.
(They cannot be collected from Broadland District Council's offices.)
Welcome to the Bittern Line, a Community Railway Partnership which supports and publicises the railway from Norwich to Cromer and Sheringham. The railway forms part of the National Rail system. The Partnership was formed by Norfolk County Council and Anglia Railways in 1997, additional funding partners have joined and funds raised are used to promote the railway and the surrounding area to develop economic and environmental benefits for residents, visitors and tourists. We are supported by The Department for Transport and the National Community Rail organisation ACoRP.
The line is some 30 miles long, connecting the magnificent city of Norwich with the north Norfolk coastal towns of Cromer and Sheringham, via the Norfolk Broads at Salhouse, Hoveton and Wroxham. Its name recognises a special, local bird, which has a distinctive booming call. A regular, almost hourly service operates along the route (less frequent on winter Sundays) which has been described as "One of the 50 most scenic lines in the world".
Many accessible by Bittern and Wherry Lines trains
The Bittern Line has something for everyone - it offers a wide range of things to do for passengers of all ages. Take a gentle stroll around Norwich, along the north Norfolk coast, or on the more demanding Weavers' Way long distance footpath, which passes nearby Bittern Line stations. Hire a bike or bring your own on the train (don't forget to book your bike in advance) and explore the quiet country lanes (ask for the Bittern Line Cycle Guide when you book your bike or buy your ticket).
With Cheap tickets and special offers, inclusive holidays, discounts at attractions throughout the seasons, guided walks and many more reasons for you to travel and let yourself unravel. The Bittern Line truly is "The line for all seasons and a ride for all reasons"!
The Bittern Line is a member of the National Community Rail Organisation, The Association of Community Rail Partnerships (ACoRP).
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For automated train times for direct journeys today, please call 03457 48 49 50 (calls cost 9p a minute from fixed BT lines, mobile call costs vary)
For further information please write to: Community Rail Norfolk c/o Broadland District Council, Thorpe Lodge, 1 Yarmouth Road, Norwich NR7 0DU
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A brand new restaurant, The Station Smokehouse, has opened on Hoveton & Wroxham railway station on the Bittern Line. Click here for more information.
There are big changes coming soon to Greater Anglia! Under a new 9 year deal, we are about to begin transforming your railway with a brand new fleet of carriages (that's every carriage currently running on the network being replaced!), faster journeys and a far better experience for everyone who uses our railway. Click here for video
Lots to see and do - timetables included!
Close to Gunton station in North Norfolk is Forty Winks - Bed and Self Serve Continental style breakfast.
Forty Winks is a private use converted cart barn for 2 or 3 guests within the curtilage of Loke End, just a 10 minute walk from Gunton railway Station on the Bittern Line, 4 1/2 miles from Cromer, Mundesley and North Walsham.
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We have over 70 self-catering cottages across Norfolk in coastal, rural and central locations.
New Broadland Walking and Cycling Guide here
Try our new interactive walks
Great value cycle hire from less than £4 per day 'BIKE & GO' now at Great Yarmouth and Lowestoft
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The Bittern Line and Wherry Lines CRPs have had a memorable year and our new Annual report summarises what we've been up to. It can be download as a PDF file here (495kb).
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For only a little extra in to the heart of Norwich? Check out our through train and bus fares from Bittern and Wherry Lines stations to the City Centre. Ask the conductor on the train for a Norwich Plus Bus ticket or mention Plus Bus if you book on line or in advance. Please see here for details.
The Bittern Line and Wherry Lines CRPs have produced a new leaflet to let people know about the special season ticket deal for 16-18-year-olds travelling to college or school by train. Download this leaflet and then check out whether your school or college is part of the scheme!
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The Bittern and Wherry Lines are supported by NENTA Train Tours of North Walsham. To find out more about a wonderful range of tours and trips please visit www.nentatraintours.co.uk
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