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Bury St Edmunds

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Slow Ways linking Bury St Edmunds and Acton (Suffolk), Bildeston, Clare, Haverhill, Mildenhall, Newmarket, Stanton (Bury St Edmunds), Stowmarket, Thetford

England / Suffolk / Bury St Edmunds

Bury St Edmunds’s nine Slow Ways are 36% checked

Drawn: 9/9
reviewed: 4/9
verified: 0/9
and surveyed: 0/9

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Walk to Bury St Edmunds from further afield

Slow Way Route To do
Bury St Edmunds—Acton (Suffolk)
Buract one Pioneer me Distance 30km/19mi Ascent 269m Descent 250m
Bury St Edmunds—Bildeston
Burbil one Pioneer me Distance 26km/16mi Ascent 206m Descent 210m
Bury St Edmunds—Stanton (Bury St Edmunds)
Bursta one Verify me Distance 19km/12mi Ascent 133m Descent 138m
Bury St Edmunds—Stanton (Bury St Edmunds)
Bursta two

Verify me Distance 19km/12mi Ascent 163m Descent 165m
Bury St Edmunds—Stowmarket
Bursto one Review me Distance 25km/16mi Ascent 163m Descent 152m
Bury St Edmunds—Stowmarket
Bursto two Review me Distance 24km/15mi Ascent 181m Descent 170m
Bury St Edmunds—Stowmarket
Bursto three Pioneer me Distance 26km/16mi Ascent - Descent -
Bury St Edmunds—Thetford
Burthe one Pioneer me Distance 25km/16mi Ascent 143m Descent 159m
Clare—Bury St Edmunds
Clabur one Pioneer me Distance 31km/19mi Ascent 327m Descent 318m
Haverhill—Bury St Edmunds
Havbur one Pioneer me Distance 39km/24mi Ascent 434m Descent 461m
Mildenhall—Bury St Edmunds
Milbur one

Review me Distance 25km/16mi Ascent 135m Descent 107m
Mildenhall—Bury St Edmunds
Milbur two

Double check Distance 25km/16mi Ascent 152m Descent 118m
Mildenhall—Bury St Edmunds
Milbur three

Double check Distance 24km/15mi Ascent 295m Descent 265m
Newmarket—Bury St Edmunds
Newbur one

Double check Distance 25km/15mi Ascent 255m Descent 262m
Newmarket—Bury St Edmunds
Newbur two Pioneer me Distance 30km/19mi Ascent 339m Descent 335m

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Collective progress

40% of Bury St Edmunds’s nine route options are drawn, reviewed, surveyed and/or verified

15/15

drawn

8/15

reviewed

1/15

surveyed

0/15

verified

7 people have contributed to Bury St Edmunds’s Slow Ways

2 people have pledged to walk and review a route

1 people have surveyed a route in Bury St Edmunds

186km out of 394km have been walked and reviewed

294km of reviews have been shared in Bury St Edmunds

Latest Updates

Walked this Stanton to Bury St Edmunds direction (can't find a route of that name - 2 x Bury St Edmunds to Stanton on Slow Ways site)....

Leapy1001

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Newmarket—Bury St Edmunds

Daisy C added Newbur two, a new walk from Newmarket to Bury St Edmunds

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It goes through a golf course, which is pretty, but a little unnerving. Past the golf course, though, it's a nice, quiet trail. Coming into Mildenhall, it's necessary to cross the dual carriageway....

rachellzbth

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This is a busy 60mph road so I'd be worried about doing it on a weekday rush hour or a Saturday morning perhaps, as it's the main road into Bury. Just after point 15 is another busy 60mph road to cross, and then a long section of road with some bends where you have to be very aware of oncoming traffic....

Gemma

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If you must make this journey, I would recommend MilBur Three instead, as it cuts out one section of overgrown path. - Lackford Lakes to Culford is partly fine, but there are sections where the signage (and path) disappears, a section that's falling into the river and gets very slippery when wet, and sections overgrown with nettles for half the year. After leaving the main road in Culford, you use a narrow, often overgrown footpath to get to a short section on a busy road. Once you leave the golf course you're on a narrow path between trees and river, which has a tendency to become overgrown with nettles....

hoddog

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- The path at Icklingham through to Lackford Lakes is not clearly marked, so you will need a map or good memory to get through here. - Lackford Lakes to Risby is fine. - Westley to Bury is fine - a well made, well used path next to school playing fields, then pavements the rest of the way....

hoddog

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- A11 to Icklingham is totally overgrown and underused. - Lackford Lakes to Culford is partly fine, but there are sections where the signage (and path) disappears, a section that's falling into the river and gets very slippery when wet, and sections overgrown with nettles for half the year. Mostly clear and well used, although there's a short stretch on a busy road. Once you leave the golf course you're on a narrow path between trees and river, which has a tendency to become overgrown with nettles....

hoddog

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The vast majority of the route uses fairly narrow country roads, predominately with no lighting or pavements....

hoddog

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We attempted to walk this route on the 23/7/2021....

DABambury

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Bury St Edmunds

Geoffrey surveyed Bury St Edmunds

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This route is mainly lanes, so some hard surface walking, with some cross field paths. It takes in three delightful villages, and in Ixworth, as you walk down the High Street there are two pubs, a cafe and a small food shop. Some obstruction which narrows the pavement access in Ixworth, due to badly parked cars....

ReallyR

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Bury St Edmunds

ReallyR surveyed Bury St Edmunds

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The slight turn to the left includes a steep, and not well kept ditch, but onwards again there a beautifully maintained cross field path, which ends at the side of the wood....

ReallyR

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Bury St Edmunds—Stowmarket

SteveNeumann added Bursto three, a new walk from Bury St Edmunds to Stowmarket

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Bury St Edmunds—Stowmarket

SteveNeumann added Bursto two, a new walk from Bury St Edmunds to Stowmarket

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I completed this route from Stowmarket to Bury St Edmunds with a break point in Woolpit. At just under 24km it is a long route and is better broken up with Woolpit as a mid-point albeit its 9.4km from Stowmarket and 14.3km from BSE....

SteveNeumann

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Walked this Stanton to Bury St Edmunds direction (can't find a route of that name - 2 x Bury St Edmunds to Stanton on Slow Ways site)....

Leapy1001

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Bury St Edmunds—Stanton (Bury St Edmunds)

Leapy1001 added Bursta two, a new walk from Bury St Edmunds to Stanton (Bury St Edmunds)

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Bury St Edmunds

Andyt surveyed Bury St Edmunds

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I completed this route from Stowmarket to Bury St Edmunds with a break point in Woolpit. At 25km it is a long route and is better broken up with Woolpit as a mid-point albeit its 9.5km from Stowmarket and 15.5km from BSE....

SteveNeumann

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Mildenhall—Bury St Edmunds

David Emerson added Milbur three, a new walk from Mildenhall to Bury St Edmunds

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Bury St Edmunds—Acton (Suffolk)

Slow Ways added Buract one, a new walk from Bury St Edmunds to Acton (Suffolk)

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Bury St Edmunds—Bildeston

Slow Ways added Burbil one, a new walk from Bury St Edmunds to Bildeston

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Bury St Edmunds—Stanton (Bury St Edmunds)

Slow Ways added Bursta one, a new walk from Bury St Edmunds to Stanton (Bury St Edmunds)

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Bury St Edmunds—Stowmarket

Slow Ways added Bursto one, a new walk from Bury St Edmunds to Stowmarket

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Bury St Edmunds—Thetford

Slow Ways added Burthe one, a new walk from Bury St Edmunds to Thetford

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Clare—Bury St Edmunds

Slow Ways added Clabur one, a new walk from Clare to Bury St Edmunds

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Haverhill—Bury St Edmunds

Slow Ways added Havbur one, a new walk from Haverhill to Bury St Edmunds

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Mildenhall—Bury St Edmunds

Slow Ways added Milbur one, a new walk from Mildenhall to Bury St Edmunds

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Mildenhall—Bury St Edmunds

Slow Ways added Milbur two, a new walk from Mildenhall to Bury St Edmunds

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Newmarket—Bury St Edmunds

Slow Ways added Newbur one, a new walk from Newmarket to Bury St Edmunds

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Bury St Edmunds, Sat 13 April

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Bury St Edmunds’s Slow Ways starting point

Grid ref

TL8551564230

Lat / Lon

52.24499° / 0.71595°

Easting / Northing

585,515E / 264,230N

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Facilities

Users have reported that the following facilities can be found within 1km of Bury St Edmunds's meeting point

Public toilet

Wheelchair accessible toilet

Supermarket or convenience shop

Restaurant, cafe or pub

Accommodation

Accommodation for under £50 a night

Campsite

Bothy

Free wifi

Mobility scooter hire

Off-road wheelchair hire

Disabled Parking

Train station

Bus stop

Ferry

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