Train Wood and the Marriott’s Way is a valuable shared space for, among other things:
Walking – many people use this as a daily route into the city, as well as a long distance path out to the countryside.
Cycling – the path is the most used in the eastern region.
Heritage – Norwich’s main railway station once stood here, and parts remain – some still undiscovered.
Nature watching – there are a vast number of species, including kingfishers, otters, and even a fabled nightingale in the rare wet and dry woodland.
Health and relaxation – the riverbank path loop and main trail are used by joggers, runners, walkers, and dog walkers.
Angling – the fishing platforms are in disrepair but at one stage this was the city’s foremost public angling spot.
River watching – the River Wensum is a rare spring-fed chalk stream and SSSI, and Train Wood runs along its bank.
Green link – the site provides a rare and valuable green link for biodiversity and humans, from the heart of the city of Norwich.