Norfolk F2C 'bikepacking' and cycle touring route

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The Norfolk Forest to Sea (F2C) trail is a 137-mile mixed-surface bikepacking or cycle touring route from Thetford to Great Yarmouth, connecting existing trails such as disused raillways and public bridleways with quiet lanes. It links Breckland, the North Norfolk Coast and the Broads with the east coast. A comprehensive, detailed touring guide is available for download below.

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A comprehensive 30-page e-book/pdf guide to the F2C cycling route. Includes transport information and touring practicalities, mapping with detailed directions, points of interest, town profiles, accommodation and food recommendations, natural and cultural attractions and much more.

When you download the guide I’ll forward the accompanying GPX files to you.

***Second edition, fully updated September 2022.***


F2C routes

Main route

Cley to/from Norwich alternative route

Norwich to Great Yarmouth ‘Nature, History and Trains’ alternative route

Photo blogs

Thetford to Cley

norfolk-f2c Cley trailhead, with touring bike pictured at Cley Marshes nature reserve.

Cley to Great Yarmouth

norfolk-f2c bikepacking route at Great Yarmouth racecourse, with a touring bike in front of a fish and chip stand at sunrise.

Alternative routes

norfolk-f2c bikepacking route passes under an old railway bridge on the Marriotts Way at Felthorpe.

Mixed gravel day ride extensions

Watch the video

Promotion ‘Norwich Overnighter: Nature, History and Trains’