A scenic trail that weaves through the Norfolk countryside has been named one of the UK's best cycling routes.

Peddars Way was built nearly 2,000 years ago by the Romans to carry their armies and goods to and from the Norfolk coast.

While the route has been more or less preserved since it was built, its straight roads now act as a pilgrimage for avid cyclists.

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Running from Thetford to the Hunstanton coast, the route was included in The Times' top 11 best cycling routes.

The 88-mile long way was a hit with the authors Amanda Canning and Sean Russel who said: "On the route, you’ll take in Castle Acre, the ruined defences built shortly after the Norman conquest by the Earl of Surrey.

"But if nature’s more your thing you’ll enjoy wetlands and tidal marshes as well which host all sorts of wildlife."

The article also recommended The Thomas Paine Hotel in Thetford and the Le Strange Arms in Hunstanton as great stays on the way.