St Edmund Way

Distance: 127km (79 Miles) Max Height: 96m (315ft) Ascent: 1,170m (3,839ft) Start: Manningtree Finish: Brandon
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St Edmund Way is a long distance path connecting Manningtree to Brandon following parts of the Stour Valley Path along the way. It takes in many of the historical towns and villages in Suffolk including Bury St Edmunds to which the long distance path is names after. The town is the burial site of King Edmund who was slain by the Danes in 869AD.

Highlights Along The Route:
Dedham Vale AONB, National Trust Flatford Mill, River Stour, Market Town of Sudbury, Historic Long Melford and Lavenham, Melford to Lavenham Railway Walk, Historic Bury St Edmunds, Bury St Edmunds Cathedral and Abbey Gardens, Lark Valley, Icknield Way Ancient Trackway, Historic Thetford, Thetford Castle and Priory, The Brecks, Little Ouse River, Thetford Forest

Route Complete 10th December 2018

25th September 2018

St Edmund Way - Part 1
Manningtree Station - Cattawade Marshes - Flatford Mill - River Stour - Dedham - Stratford St Mary - Broomhouse - River Stour - Eastfields Farm - Scotland Street - Stoke By Nayland - Poplar Farm - Nayland

Distance: 23.8km (14.78 Miles)
Ascent: 185m (607ft)
Time: 6 Hours 22 Minutes
2nd & 10th October 2018

St Edmund Way - Part 2
Nayland - Wissington - Wissington Grange - Farthing Hall - Over Hall Farm - Bures - Lamarsh - The Valley Farm - Great Henny - Middleton - Ballingdon - Sudbury

Distance: 24.0km (14.9 Miles)
Ascent: 298m (978ft)
Time: 6 Hours 47 Minutes
18th & 24th October 2018

St Edmund Way - Part 3
Sudbury - Sudbury Meadows - Brundon - Rodbridge - Liston - Long Melford - Melford Hall - Kentwell Park - The Lavenham Walk - Lavenham

Distance: 19.2km (11.92 Miles)
Ascent: 150m (492ft)
Time: 5 Hours 17 Minutes
29th October & 2nd November 2018

St Edmund Way - Part 4
Lavenham - Alpheton - Hunt's Moat - Shimpling Park Farm - Lawshall Green - Stanningfield - Rookwood Hall Estate - Cocks Green - Great Welnetham Old Railway - Sicklesmere - Nowton - Hardwick Heath - Bury St Edmunds

Distance: 27.8km (17.26 Miles)
Ascent: 214m (702ft)
Time: 6 Hours 47 Minutes
8th November 2018

St Edmund Way - Part 5
Bury St Edmunds - River Lark - Fornham All Saints - Hengrave - Culford - Culford Park - West Stow - West Stow Hall - Lackford Lakes - West Stow Heath - West Stow Country Park - Lackford

Distance: 18.9km (11.74 Miles)
Ascent: 94m (308ft)
Time: 4 Hours 41 Minutes
13th November 2018

St Edmund Way - Part 6
Lackford - Icklingham Belt - Icknield Way - Shelterhouse Corner - Barrow Clump - Old Barnham Slip - New Barnham Slip - Boundary Belt - Barnhamcross Common - Nuns Bridges - Thetford

Distance: 18.6km (11.55 Miles)
Ascent: 108m (354ft)
Time: 4 Hours 32 Minutes
10th December 2018

St Edmund Way - Part 7
Thetford - Abbey Heath - Chisley Vale - Power Station - Two Mile Bottom - St Helen's Church (Site of) - Santon Downham - Thetford Forest - Brandon

Distance: 15.3km (9.5 Miles)
Ascent: 65m (213ft)
Time: 3 Hours 59 Minutes