Weavers' Way is a long distance footpath running for 61 miles between Cromer and Great Yarmouth. It is named after the once important weaving industry, which flourished in the Middle Ages around North Walsham.
Weavers' Way is easy to reach by train and by bus (for timetable information call 0845 3006116). An accommodation list can be purchased from the amblers Association, Sheila Smith, Caldcleugh, Cake Street, Old
Buckenham, Attleborough, Norfolk NR17 1RY, telephone (01953) 861094.
The walk starts from the pier of the delightful seaside town of Cromer. The town was first mentioned in 1262 as a port known for crab fishing (for which it is still famous) and became a fashionable health resort by the time of the eighteenth century.
Heading over the Cromer Ridge (a steep hill formed during the Ice Age), the route passes through Felbrigg Hall and estate, one of the finest 17th Century houses in East Anglia which is owned by the National Trust.
Beyond Felbrigg, the walk winds its way through the picturesque villages of Sustead and Hanworth (with its common) to arrive at the quintessential village of Aldborough, where cricket is still played on the large village green.