Hedge planting at Whitwell Station

Hedgerows are an important part of the habitats and conservation work along Marriott’s Way.

Photos: Norfolk County Council

Norfolk County Council’s Marriott’s Way Heritage Trail project is now planning to plant 108 hedge plants, including native fruit trees and wild roses, at Whitwell Station and local residents are invited to come to Platform Two and plant a sapling.
This free family-friendly event will be held on Friday 21 February from 11 am – 3 pm and there will be an opportunity to meet the council’s environment team.
The hedge will be planted to promote greater biodiversity at the location and replace the trees that had been on the bankside running adjacent to the historic M&GN Railway station, which were lost owing to unstable roots and Dutch elm disease.
Register for the event HERE. Children wishing to take part must be accompanied by a parent or carer. Sensible footwear and comfortable clothing should be worn.
You can also hunt for signs of spring along Marriott’s Way or take the three-mile circular route linking Whitwell to Reepham. Remember to drop into the heritage centre and Sidings Bar for refreshments while you visit the station.

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