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Bridges of Norwich

Category: Self-Guided Walking Trails,

A riverside trail from Carrow Bridge to New Mills

The city of Norwich was founded in the protecting curve of the Wensum, which formed part of its defences even when the walls were built in the 14th century. The river is tidal and navigable from New Mills. Evidence of the river's historical use as a means of transport for goods and trade from the continent is still visible: mills, quays and industrial remnants can be found near the station and along King Street, and a slipway at Pulls Ferry marks the start of a canal originally used in the 12th Century to transport stone from Caen in Normandy to build Norwich Cathedral.

This trails takes you along the river and its bridges, pointing out places of interest along the way. There is not an uninterrupted path along the river so this guide will take you on a couple of minor deviations.