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Slow Ways linking Newmarket and Bury St Edmunds, Cambridge, Fulbourn, Haverhill, Mildenhall, Soham, Waterbeach
Great Britain / Suffolk / Newmarket
Newmarket’s seven Slow Ways are 43% checked
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Walk to Newmarket from further afield
|Slow Way||Route||To do|
||Pioneer me||Distance 29km/18mi||Ascent 136m||Descent 114m|
||Double check||Distance 21km/13mi||Ascent 98m||Descent 113m|
Newmarket—Bury St Edmunds
||Double check||Distance 25km/15mi||Ascent 255m||Descent 262m|
||Review me||Distance 28km/18mi||Ascent 287m||Descent 254m|
||Double check||Distance 26km/16mi||Ascent 210m||Descent 233m|
||Review me||Distance 17km/10mi||Ascent 82m||Descent 102m|
||Pioneer me||Distance 16km/10mi||Ascent 76m||Descent 102m|
||Pioneer me||Distance 14km/9mi||Ascent 53m||Descent 77m|
||Pioneer me||Distance 21km/13mi||Ascent -||Descent -|
||Review me||Distance 20km/13mi||Ascent 101m||Descent 76m|
40% of Newmarket’s seven route options are drawn, reviewed, surveyed and/or verified
5 people have contributed to Newmarket’s Slow Ways
2 people have pledged to walk and review a route
0 people have surveyed a route in Newmarket
136km out of 217km have been walked and reviewed
135km of reviews have been shared in Newmarket
I was lucky to spot a rabbit or hare racing across the fields, in what I anticipated would be the most dramatic moment on this section of trail, and so I was appropriately surprised when I came upon the splintered hawthorn and crumpled blue metal of a car which had lurched off the carriageway, which passed only a few metres to the left of the track, which had come to a halt directly on my path. At the end of the track, turn right along a quiet country road. I used the arc of the electricity pylons to mark my turn to the left off the road, but if you are following this route I wouldn’t recommend that path, as the proceeding footpath has been planted over by the farmer. Keep an eye out for the Public Footpath sign to the left, for a shortcut into Bottisham. When the path meets a road, turn right and then left at the sign reading Public Footpath, Little Wilbraham 1 ¼. Then at the next road, turn left along a tree-lined roadside path, and then right at the Bottisham Airfield Museum, once again crossing the A14. Another Public Footpath sign indicates when to turn right after crossing the bridge however, when I walked the route in March, this path across a field was again nothing more than a vague line in the mud. The path continues across fields, over one road and then ending at another, where you should turn briefly left and then right into another field At the road, turn right and, for one final diversion, left at the footpath signed Harcamlow Way, into the field which filters into an overgrown alley past the aforementioned buildings owned by S & B Herba Foods Ltd...
Jake Goldsmith pledged to walk Fulnew oneWalk this route
- Chippenham to the Elms Road crossing was all minor country roads. - Elms Road crossing to Worlington is a well used footpath. At the end of the path is a fairly busy road to get into the centre of Worlington, the first short stretch has no pavement, but there's a decent grass verge....
kib21 pledged to walk Watnew oneWalk this route
The route takes you over the Newmarket race course and through the middle of the course so some attention may need to be paid to access during days when racing is in progress. All of the footpaths are well maintained (although not unrutted) but it would be worth taking a copy of the route with you as it can be easy to mistake one turning for another and end up far away from where you had intended to be! There is a pub in Swaffham Prior if you need a mid journey break as well as pubs at both ends of the route....
bemo added Sohnew three, a new walk from Soham to NewmarketWalk this route
The vast majority of the route uses fairly narrow country roads, predominately with no lighting or pavements....
Daisy C added Newmil two, a new walk from Newmarket to MildenhallWalk this route
You also have to cross a double-carriage way between Tuddenham and Barton Mills. There is no pedestrian bridge. I do not recommend this route due to safety concerns....
The only negative part is the first bit when coming out of Newmarket Town and going onto the devil's dyke, as you are walking beside a busy main road....
Slow Ways added Camnew one, a new walk from Cambridge to NewmarketWalk this route
Slow Ways added Fulnew one, a new walk from Fulbourn to NewmarketWalk this route
Slow Ways added Newbur one, a new walk from Newmarket to Bury St EdmundsWalk this route
Slow Ways added Newhav one, a new walk from Newmarket to HaverhillWalk this route
Slow Ways added Newmil one, a new walk from Newmarket to MildenhallWalk this route
Slow Ways added Sohnew one, a new walk from Soham to NewmarketWalk this route
Slow Ways added Sohnew two, a new walk from Soham to NewmarketWalk this route
Slow Ways added Watnew one, a new walk from Waterbeach to NewmarketWalk this route
Newmarket’s Slow Ways starting point
Lat / Lon
52.24544° / 0.40906°
Easting / Northing
564,565E / 263,539N
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