Weavers’ Way Resurfacing

A resurfacing scheme programmed to improve walking, cycling and horse riding access along the Weaver’s Way between Aylsham and Stalham is scheduled for January 2010.  New replica railway gates will also be installed at specific Weavers’ Way road crossings which will also have surface improvements made.

Scheme details
To revitalise the disused railway line between Aylsham and Stalham by;

  • improving current surface conditions by constructing a stable, level surface, widening the path where necessary, and reducing water retention to create an all season, accessible, off road route for walkers (including access impaired users), horse riders, cyclists, and;
  • to increase safety, awareness and accessibility at road crossings through installation of new replica M&GN railway gates and fencing that will also revitalise the railway heritage along this trail.


  • Resurfacing from Station Road, North Walsham to Felmingham Station, including installation of railway gates at Station Road and Tungate Road.
  • Resurfacing from High Street, Stalham to Stepping Stone Lane including installation of railway gates on High Street and Stepping Stone Lane.
  • Installation of railway gates and 100m of resurfacing on either side of road crossings at;

–     Windmill Road, North Walsham
–     Station Road, Honing Station

  • Installation of railway gates only at
  • Blickling Road, Aylsham
  • Green Lane, Aylsham

Construction is programmed to start 06 January 2020 for a period of 12 weeks.  Construction will be completed by 27 March 2020.
The resurfacing will be done in sections. Each section will be closed during construction and public will be advised to follow the diversion route until the path is reopened.

The scheme is externally funded by Rural Development Programme for England (RDPE) following a successful application from Norfolk County Councils Environment Team.

CLICK for map of the resurfacing scheme extents and gate locations.

Public exhibition
Public exhibitions have arranged to showcase the scheme;

  • North Walsham Library, 24 September 2019 (1pm-6.30pm)
  • Aylsham Library, 30 September 2019 (1pm-6.30pm)
  • Stalham Town Hall, 01 October 2019 (1pm-6.30pm)

Please contact norfolkgreenways@norfolk.gov.uk should you require further information regarding these public events or if you have a general enquiry regarding Greenways or Norfolk Trails.

The resurfacing scheme is still being worked up however should you have any questions regarding the Weavers’ Way please contact Andrew Middleton (01603 223317, andrew.middleton@norfolk.gov.uk).

Andrew Middleton, Cycling & Walking Project Officer
Community & Environmental Services, Martineau Lane, Norwich, NR1 2DH

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