Slow Ways linking Chatteris and Ely, March, Ramsey (Cambridgeshire), St Ives (Cambridgeshire), Whittlesey, Willingham
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|Slow Way||Route||To do|
||Pioneer me||Distance 24km/15mi||Ascent 64m||Descent 76m|
||Double check||Distance 15km/9mi||Ascent 38m||Descent 34m|
||Double check||Distance 22km/13mi||Ascent 49m||Descent 50m|
||Pioneer me||Distance 22km/13mi||Ascent -||Descent -|
||Pioneer me||Distance 15km/9mi||Ascent 33m||Descent 30m|
St Ives (Cambridgeshire)—Chatteris
||Review me||Distance 22km/14mi||Ascent 91m||Descent 91m|
||Pioneer me||Distance 24km/15mi||Ascent 59m||Descent 57m|
36% of Chatteris’s routes are drawn, reviewed, surveyed and/or verified
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58km out of 142km have been walked and reviewed
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Marie Jones pledged to walk Sticha oneWalk this route
pcgosling added Chawil two, a new walk from Chatteris to WillinghamWalk this route
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....
[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....
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...
pcgosling surveyed ChatterisView facilities
Slow Ways added Chaely one, a new walk from Chatteris to ElyWalk this route
Slow Ways added Chamar one, a new walk from Chatteris to MarchWalk this route
Slow Ways added Chawil one, a new walk from Chatteris to WillinghamWalk this route
Slow Ways added Ramcha one, a new walk from Ramsey (Cambridgeshire) to ChatterisWalk this route
Slow Ways added Sticha one, a new walk from St Ives (Cambridgeshire) to ChatterisWalk this route
Slow Ways added Whicha one, a new walk from Whittlesey to ChatterisWalk this route
Chatteris’s Slow Ways starting point
Lat / Lon
52.45704° / 0.04772°
Easting / Northing
539,233E / 286,313N
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