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Needham Market

Suffolk


Slow Ways linking Needham Market and Bildeston, Framlingham, Hadleigh, Ipswich, Kesgrave, Stowmarket, Wickham Market, Woodbridge

England / Suffolk / Needham Market

Needham Market’s eight Slow Ways are 38% checked

Drawn: 8/8
reviewed: 2/8
verified: 2/8
and surveyed: 0/8

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Slow Way Route To do
Bildeston—Needham Market
Bilnee one Pioneer me Distance 16km/10mi Ascent 161m Descent 142m
Hadleigh—Needham Market
Hadnee one Pioneer me Distance 19km/12mi Ascent 189m Descent 188m
Needham Market—Framlingham
Neefra one Pioneer me Distance 29km/18mi Ascent 220m Descent 211m
Needham Market—Ipswich
Neeips one Survey me Distance 16km/10mi Ascent 108m Descent 95m
Needham Market—Kesgrave
Neekes one Pioneer me Distance 25km/16mi Ascent 195m Descent 182m
Needham Market—Wickham Market
Neewic one Pioneer me Distance 31km/19mi Ascent 219m Descent 230m
Needham Market—Woodbridge
Neewoo one Pioneer me Distance 26km/16mi Ascent 161m Descent 179m
Stowmarket—Needham Market
Stonee one

Survey me Distance 7km/4mi Ascent 25m Descent 19m

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Collective progress

38% of Needham Market’s eight route options are drawn, reviewed, surveyed and/or verified

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drawn

2/8

reviewed

0/8

surveyed

2/8

verified

7 people have contributed to Needham Market’s Slow Ways

1 people have pledged to walk and review a route

0 people have surveyed a route in Needham Market

23km out of 170km have been walked and reviewed

107km of reviews have been shared in Needham Market

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Much of the journey was easily navigable due to following the River Gipping, however multiple of the bridges were broken which we were fortunate enough with the weather that the landscape was dry enough for us to walk over or around the water outlets. I imagine these small broken bridges will be resolved if flagged enough times? The industrial maltings landscape was super intriguing and very enjoyable as we approach Stowmarket....

Pandora

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Upon leaving Ipswich the first stretch is largely tarmac main roads and alongside an loud A-road which is the slight downside of this walk however we did manage to march this quickly which lead us to some delightful landscapes....

Pandora

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A large amount of industrial landscapes on this walk, as well as walking by the river in green landscapes. Please be aware of earlier reviewer Thom Brisco’s coordinates for tricky crossing, as this might be more complicated when wet weather....

Tiril Sofie Berg

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Beautiful, open landscapes lead you through farm fields and greater parts of the trip alongside the river. Be mindful of clarification of routes, as well as the close bridge, that earlier reviewer Thom Brisco refers to....

Tiril Sofie Berg

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With the entire route following the winding path of the River Gipping it is an enjoyable trail of flora, fauna, mills, bridges, boardwalks, and disused locks....

Thom Brisco

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As of March 2024, a bridge over Old River remains closed where Old River meets the River Gipping – this is located between Pipps Lock and Creeting Lock....

Thom Brisco

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There is footbridge closed between Pipps Ford lock and Creeting lock...

Clive

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I wanted to give it more stars as parts of it are extremely pleasant, running alongside the river Gipping (so you can't get lost!), but unfortunately parts of it are incredibly overgrown and sadly, the path is currently closed due to an unsafe small wooden bridge. Then the path starts to get more overgrown with nettles and thistles and very long grass - not really a problem, just take or find a stick. There are several little wooden bridges to cross (steps and stiles), over tributaries (or drainage ditches) into the River Gipping. But due to the unsafe bridge, I cannot recommend it - until the bridge has been mended....

billy luton

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The route follows the river Gipping from Stowmarket to Needham Market and is off road. The start is quite industrial with the footpath running between factories and the river. It passes through open countryside and some disused locks....

SueRey

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Needham Market—Kesgrave

Hevver added Neekes one, a new walk from Needham Market to Kesgrave

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A mostly off-road walk along the River Gipping, pretty nature mixed with some walking through urban/industrial sections of the river (between/past factories and warehouses etc). Farm & farm shop near Needham Market....

peperkoekdame

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Bildeston—Needham Market

Slow Ways added Bilnee one, a new walk from Bildeston to Needham Market

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Hadleigh—Needham Market

Slow Ways added Hadnee one, a new walk from Hadleigh to Needham Market

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Needham Market—Framlingham

Slow Ways added Neefra one, a new walk from Needham Market to Framlingham

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Needham Market—Ipswich

Slow Ways added Neeips one, a new walk from Needham Market to Ipswich

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Needham Market—Wickham Market

Slow Ways added Neewic one, a new walk from Needham Market to Wickham Market

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Needham Market—Woodbridge

Slow Ways added Neewoo one, a new walk from Needham Market to Woodbridge

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Stowmarket—Needham Market

Slow Ways added Stonee one, a new walk from Stowmarket to Needham Market

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Needham Market, Thu 25 April

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Needham Market’s Slow Ways starting point

Grid ref

TM0909954875

Lat / Lon

52.15256° / 1.05513°

Easting / Northing

609,099E / 254,875N

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Facilities

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