Passivhaus Affiliate

PHT/AECB Norfolk PedalHaus Tour

Date: 20 September 2014 Time: All day
Location: Norfolk Cost: Free

The PedalHaus Tours are the brainchild of Paul Mallion, PHT member and founder of Conker Conservation. What better way to visit some Passivhaus projects & eco architecture than by bicycle! Following the success of the annual AECB PedalHaus Tour in Kent, there has been a growing demand for PedalHaus events throughout the UK with various cycle tours planned aound the country.

The 2014 UK Passivhaus Awards saw a number of entries from Norfolk and the Trust will celebrate this by organising a cycle tour to visit a successful Passivhaus project and the surrounding Norfolk countryside. The Trust can now confirm that the tour will include a visit to the 2014 UK Passivhaus Award award winning Burnham Overy Staithe housing project. Designed by Parsons + Whittley Architects for Hastoe Housing Association, the homes have been designed to reflect the local vernacular of traditional fisherman's cottages.



The cycle tour will start and finish at Sheringham, a seaside town on the North Norfolk coast easily accessible by train from Norwich.

The route is likely to follow the path of the Norfolk Cycle Way and coastal road between Sheringham and Burnham Overy Staithe with stop-offs at a number of interesting sights for breaks and refreshments. Please note, due to the rural location of the site the cycle route is expected to be around 40 miles, although the journey is expected to be fairly flat with few hills involved!


09.30: Meet at Sheringham Tourist Information Centre (Address - Station Approach, Sheringham, Norfolk, NR26 8RA) 

10.00: Set off along coastal road towards Cley next the Sea, then onto Norfolk Cycle Way towards Burnham Overy Staithe

10.00-13.00: Potential stop offs

Cley Marshes Nature Reserve and Visitor Centre

Norfolk Wildlife Trust’s oldest nature reserve with an award winning eco-friendly visitor centre with café, shop and viewing gallery. Note: £5 entry to nature reserve.

Binham Priory

Monastic ruins of a 13th century Benedictine Priory. Free entry.

Other stop offs TBD. (Suggestions welcome!)

13.00: Arrive at Burnham Overy Staithe for site visit of Passivhaus homes

14.00: Lunch

15.00: Set off back towards Sheringham via Holham Hall Park, Norfolk Coastal Path and seaside towns along coastal road, with stop offs along the way

17.30 (approx): Arrive back at Sheringham Town Centre



To register your interest in joining this PedalHaus tour and to receive full route information and times, please contact:

Richard Broad:


Further Information:

Please note:  The route will take in some public roads and participants must exercise sound, mature judgment, being responsible for their own and others’ safety.  Cyclists are reminded to carry out manoeuvres safely and to adhere to the rules of the road.  Please wear suitable clothing including a helmet.

The journey from Norwich to Sheringham is approx. 1 hour. For train times and cycling information, visit the Abellio Greater Anglia website.

There are bicycle shops offering cycle hire in Sheringham; Black Bikes and Huff and Puff Cycles.

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