R – Railways

By webchoiceadmin On April 21, 2014 · Add Comment · R – Railways

There were some wonderful posters depicting the masses heading from smoggy cities to holiday in The Norfolk Broads. Hundreds of people decamping from trains in glorious Broadland, probably Wroxham, the capital of the Broads, with the worlds largest village store ‘Roys’.

Nowadays of course nearly everyone arrives by car, brings the cargo with them and misses the opportunity to visit the multitude of Roys outlets, I think one of them matbe authentic ships chandler, there is certainly a toy shop a butchers, garden centre, general store, supermarket.

The railway station a short walk from the centre has two lines, the branch from Norwich to Sheringham and the tiny Bure valley railway, one of four heritage railways in the county.

Bure Valley Railway
Bure Valley Railway

Two of them are in our general local and are excellent days out for families and enthusiasts alike. The Bure Valley is a lovely single gauge that tootles along through rolling countryside stopping off at Coltishall along the way. A return ticket gives the opportunity to spend a couple of hours browsing the market town of Aylsham.

The Bure valley railway leaves Aylsham station
The Bure valley railway leaves Aylsham station

The other heritage railways are Mid-Norfolk railway, Wells and Walsingham light  railway and the North Norfolk Railway another favourite with Barn &  Beach. This runs the five miles from Sheringham to Holt, decamp at Holt and  walk the mile or so into this quaint Georgian Town to enjoy its tearooms, stores  and admire the architecture.

Returning to Sheringham try to book on one of the many steam locomotives to  get the feeling that you have returned to 1950’s Norfolk, so relaxing that its hard to enjoy the scenery as the  gentle rocking sends you into dream world!

We have yet to enjoy the other two but if you have it would be lovely to see your comments……

 

North Norfolk Railway Weybourne Station
North Norfolk Railway Weybourne Station

 

 

 

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