A railway journey traversing Norfolk has earned the distinction of being recognised as one of the most picturesque in the UK. The 40-minute train journey from Norwich to Lowestoft has been named as one of the best by The Guardian.

Calling it a “wild” journey, the publication explained how it is among one of Greater Anglia’s enchanting “Wherry Lines.”

The scenic route commences in Norwich, guiding passengers through the picturesque Norfolk Broads, where reedbeds, rivers, and graceful deer unfold before their eyes.

As the train meanders across marshland adorned with windmills, travellers can glimpse water birds through the windows, and those intrigued by closer exploration can partake in one of the walks suggested on the Wherry Line walks website.

The journey offers a serene observation of pink-footed geese, gracefully navigating the skies in large V formations during their winter stay.

In proximity to Haddiscoe station, discover the free-to-enter ruins of St Olave’s priory and the Bell, recognised as the oldest pub in the Broadlands.

For those seeking a tranquil retreat, a brief riverside stroll from Norwich station leads to All Hallows guesthouse.

Nestled by the church where Julian of Norwich served as an anchorite, this welcoming guesthouse offers immaculate accommodations, a friendly atmosphere, and excellent value, with double rooms starting from £80, inclusive of breakfast.

The destination of the train ride- Lowestoft boasts sandy beaches, a pier and plenty of traditional pubs to enjoy hearty food and a cold pint.

The town is also the home of the East Anglia Transport Museum and Lowestoft & East Suffolk Maritime Museum. Not only this, but the town is also the birthplace of composer Benjamin Britten.

With its alluring sandy beach and the beautiful Broads, Lowestoft is a place that connects with and celebrates the sea.

The train ride is £10.50 return or £12 for a Wherry Line Ranger ticket.