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Go Jauntly walking app launch 24 free interactive routes across Marriott’s Way

A route that’s rich in history and heritage, and the home of an abundance of local wildlife, Marriott's Way is one of our favourite local walking trails. Running from Norwich to Aylsham, the 26 mile route has been digitised this month by London based walking app Go Jauntly. Available to download for free on iPhone and Android, the self-guided app features show keen walkers the way via easy-to-follow images.

Partnering with Norfolk County Council, Go Jauntly launched 17 new walks, which coincided with Norfolk Walking and Cycling Festival. This immersive experience enables users to learn more about the routes via one quick swipe, viewing additional information and archival photos for key points of interest along the way. Examples include the historic steam trains of Whitwell Station and the artistic mile marker sculptures by Nigel Barnett. A selection of these walking walks are also audio enhanced with oral histories. Users can also identify the birds, plants and animals they see along the way.

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Since 2017, The Marriott’s Way Heritage Trail Project has researched, conserved, interpreted, and educated people about the lost railway lines along the route, and the plants and wildlife that now thrive along it. The whole story of the railway spans from 1880-1985, and traces of its history visible along the route include platforms, stations, level crossings and other railway infrastructure. The well-loved, traffic free, 26 mile route named after engineer William Marriott, which opened after the closure already attracts over 100,000 cyclists, walkers and horse riders every year.

For Go Jauntly, which now boasts 100,000 downloads, Norfolk was the perfect place to expand next and help promote the area as a no-fly destination for 2020. The exciting partnership shows how tech can pay homage to history and bring together generations, from tech savvy teenagers to outdoorsy grandparents.

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Head of Technology at Go Jauntly, Allan Weir said: “The Marriott’s Way project is a fantastic opportunity for us to explore Norfolk as a key 2020 ‘staycation destination’ and add features to Go Jauntly that this ‘off-grid’ landscape requires. Now users can dive deeper into the cultural significance of the routes and learn more about the local wildlife and plants in this beautiful part of England.”

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9 fun Raptor facts...

NEW self-guided walking trails:
● 26 miles made into 1 long section and 4 smaller sections (approx. 5 miles, 9.5 miles, 5.5 miles, 6 miles)
● These linear routes are also available to be walked in reverse - north to south and south to north.

7 NEW circular walks:
● Costessey - 5.5 miles
● Themelthorpe Loop - 12.5 miles
● The Two Station - 5 miles
● Cawston - 4.5 miles
● Aylsham Workhouse - 2 miles
● Aylsham Town - 7 miles
● Bure Valley Short Loop - 1 mile

Marriott’s Way Section 1

Marriott’s Way Section 2

Marriott’s Way Section 3

Marriott’s Way Section 4

Marriott’s Way Complete Route

Costessey Circular Walk

The Aylsham Workhouse Loop

Aylsham Town Circular

The Bure Valley Loop

Themelthorpe Loop

Two Station Circular

Cawston Circular

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