Path to provide 'picturesque' views of River Yare after £47,000 work

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The path will now provide "picturesque" views of the River Yare. - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2015

A popular walking route, which runs alongside the River Yare, has undergone work worth £47,000 to offer a better visitor experience and "picturesque" views of the water.

It is hoped renovations on the trail will attract more fish and wildlife to the Yare Valley Walk with a new and improved pathway from the Meadow Car Park for visitors to view it from.

The path, which runs through Cringleford Meadow and follows the River Yare to the south of Norwich, attracts a variety of birds, bees, butterflies, damselflies, dragonflies, and other insects.

A new information board with a map of the route will also be added to help guide tourists around the trail.

Alan Waters, leader of Norwich City Council said: “We’re so fortunate to have such amazing open spaces in Norwich and making important changes like path resurfacing helps to protect habitats from being trampled and ensures the route can be used throughout the year."

Work on the site started in May and was completed in July.

It was funded by the Greater Norwich Growth Board through the Infrastructure Investment Fund.