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Chatteris

Cambridgeshire


Slow Ways linking Chatteris and Ely, March, Ramsey (Cambridgeshire), St Ives (Cambridgeshire), Whittlesey, Willingham

England / Cambridgeshire / Chatteris

Chatteris’s six Slow Ways are 42% checked

Drawn: 6/6
reviewed: 4/6
verified: 0/6
and surveyed: 0/6

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Walk to Chatteris from further afield

Slow Way Route To do
Chatteris—Ely
Chaely one Review me Distance 24km/15mi Ascent 64m Descent 76m
Chatteris—March
Chamar one

Double check Distance 15km/9mi Ascent 38m Descent 34m
Chatteris—Willingham
Chawil one

Double check Distance 22km/13mi Ascent 49m Descent 50m
Chatteris—Willingham
Chawil two Review me Distance 22km/13mi Ascent - Descent -
Ramsey (Cambridgeshire)—Chatteris
Ramcha one Pioneer me Distance 15km/9mi Ascent 33m Descent 30m
St Ives (Cambridgeshire)—Chatteris
Sticha one Review me Distance 22km/14mi Ascent 91m Descent 91m
Whittlesey—Chatteris
Whicha one Pioneer me Distance 24km/15mi Ascent 59m Descent 57m

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Collective progress

43% of Chatteris’s six route options are drawn, reviewed, surveyed and/or verified

7/7

drawn

5/7

reviewed

0/7

surveyed

0/7

verified

3 people have contributed to Chatteris’s Slow Ways

2 people have pledged to walk and review a route

0 people have surveyed a route in Chatteris

104km out of 142km have been walked and reviewed

103km of reviews have been shared in Chatteris

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(The bridge in Camwil1 was demolished in about 2018, and there's no safe walking route south from the bridge at Earith.) I will try and walk the Over/Willingham stretch to complete the route at some point....

Colin Bell

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In general, the route was accurate and easy to follow, and it took me 6 hours in total from start to finish. The walk starts at the Oliver Cromwell House (see photo 1) in the shadow of the impressive Ely Cathedral, and initially follows a quiet residential street before crossing over the busy A10 which requires patience and fortitude (photo 2), then along a quiet-ish single-track country road. Just before reaching the village of Coveney the route deviates to the left and follows a series of grass tracked byways before turning left onto a country road (photos 4 and 5). This is a pleasant section of the route and follows the drain for some distance before crossing over on a footbridge (photo 8). There follows another section of mostly quiet Fenland road, before turning right and walking along some drove roads. It is essentially safe apart from the busy A-road crossings and the route is accurate, though there are numerous paths that are wet and muddy that would be difficult to access using the route in a wheelchair....

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Chatteris—Willingham

pcgosling added Chawil two, a new walk from Chatteris to Willingham

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The route then follows a path alongside a park and a few residential streets before crossing a main road at another pelican crossing. The next part of the route is on a straight and wide combined foot and cycle path (photo 2), then a left turn takes you on to a short road section which does not have a pavement but the verge is mostly wide and easy to traverse (photo 3). A well marked path takes you off the road and along a series of well walked footpaths beside fields (photo 4) and amongst trees, gradually climbing and culminating in what appeared to be an old route to Woodhurst and the village pond (photo 5). The next section was not totally pleasant as it first travels along a road with no verge, then follows some more paths alongside fields (photo 6) to reach the village of Pidley and the Mad Cat pub (photo 7). The route from Pidley to the next village of Somersham is about 1.5 miles totally alongside a road, but for most of this section there is a pavement or a kindly farmer or local council has very helpfully mown a walkable section of the verge (photo 8) so this was not a problem....

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[Note: there is an alternative to this first part of the route, by taking Furrowfields Lane past Chatteris Library until you reach the playing field and going into the field beyond and following a path on the left to reach the A142, then a footpath to the left follows the road and eventually you can cross at the Fenton Way junction.]. Eventually you move away from the edge of the A141 and cross a field with a barely visible path (photo 7), but there is a visible yellow post on the other side and the spire of St Mary's Church in Doddington can be seen and used as a marker for the right direction. You cross the B1093 into Addison Road (photo 10) and turn left past the shop and The Anchor pub before heading down a side street and following it around a playing field to the far corner where there is a clearly marked footpath as part of the Woodman's Way. The footpath here is relatively straight and well maintained and you turn left along Bridge Lane but staying on the Woodman's Way (photo 11), then at the end of this road you turn right onto a pavement on the B1093 and follow this to another big roundabout on the A141. The route is again a little inaccurate here as it goes straight through the roundabout(!), but it is easy to follow the pavement to cross the road where there is an island, and not far ahead is a petrol station with shop and toilets if these are required. You take a left onto Mill Hill Drove (a drove is an ancient fenland farming route for moving animals) and this is firstly a decent bridleway path (photo 12) but becomes a rough track as you pass a couple of farms. The path brings you out on Knight's End Road, which you follow to the right to reach the B1101 road and turn left to take you into March. All in all, I would be happy to suggest to others to walk this route between Doddington and March, but please take care if you are going to do the full route from Chatteris....

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The bridge over the ouse is no longer in place, you have to divert via the bridge for aldreth. I havent walked all the route but I live in the are...

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Chatteris

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Chatteris—Ely

Slow Ways added Chaely one, a new walk from Chatteris to Ely

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Chatteris—March

Slow Ways added Chamar one, a new walk from Chatteris to March

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Chatteris—Willingham

Slow Ways added Chawil one, a new walk from Chatteris to Willingham

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Ramsey (Cambridgeshire)—Chatteris

Slow Ways added Ramcha one, a new walk from Ramsey (Cambridgeshire) to Chatteris

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St Ives (Cambridgeshire)—Chatteris

Slow Ways added Sticha one, a new walk from St Ives (Cambridgeshire) to Chatteris

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Whittlesey—Chatteris

Slow Ways added Whicha one, a new walk from Whittlesey to Chatteris

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Chatteris, Wed 19 June

19°

Partly cloudy

Chatteris’s Slow Ways starting point

Grid ref

TL3923386313

Lat / Lon

52.45704° / 0.04772°

Easting / Northing

539,233E / 286,313N

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Facilities

Users have reported that the following facilities can be found within 1km of Chatteris'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

Official ‘Walkers are Welcome’ town

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