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Stamford

Lincolnshire


Slow Ways linking Stamford and Bourne, Colsterworth, Corby, Market Deeping, Oakham, Oundle, Peterborough, Uppingham

England / Lincolnshire / Stamford

Stamford’s eight Slow Ways are 53% checked

Drawn: 8/8
reviewed: 6/8
verified: 2/8
and surveyed: 1/8

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Many Slow Ways have several route options. Some will be better than others, or good for different reasons.

Our goal is for each Slow Way to have at least one route that is verified and surveyed. To be verified – and get its snail badge – a route needs at least three positive reviews.

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Walk to Stamford from further afield

Slow Way Route To do
Colsterworth—Stamford
Colsta one Pioneer me Distance 25km/16mi Ascent 311m Descent 237m
Colsterworth—Stamford
Colsta two Review me Distance 26km/16mi Ascent 356m Descent 279m
Corby—Stamford
Corsta one Verify me Distance 32km/20mi Ascent 350m Descent 267m
Oakham—Stamford
Oaksta one

Enjoy me Distance 20km/13mi Ascent 259m Descent 178m
Oakham—Stamford
Oaksta two Review me Distance 21km/13mi Ascent 176m Descent 259m
Stamford—Bourne
Stabou one Survey me Distance 20km/12mi Ascent 118m Descent 103m
Stamford—Bourne
Stabou two Pioneer me Distance 21km/13mi Ascent - Descent -
Stamford—Market Deeping
Stamar one Review me Distance 15km/10mi Ascent 65m Descent 47m
Stamford—Oundle
Staoun one Pioneer me Distance 29km/18mi Ascent 229m Descent 235m
Stamford—Oundle
Staoun two Pioneer me Distance 26km/16mi Ascent 214m Descent 220m
Stamford—Peterborough
Stapet one Verify me Distance 25km/15mi Ascent 180m Descent 164m
Uppingham—Stamford
Uppsta one Pioneer me Distance 24km/15mi Ascent 331m Descent 213m

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Collective progress

50% of Stamford’s eight route options are drawn, reviewed, surveyed and/or verified

12/12

drawn

7/12

reviewed

3/12

surveyed

2/12

verified

13 people have contributed to Stamford’s Slow Ways

4 people have pledged to walk and review a route

4 people have surveyed a route in Stamford

159km out of 283km have been walked and reviewed

316km of reviews have been shared in Stamford

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Hugh Hudson took this photo on Oaksta two

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Hugh Hudson took this photo on Oaksta one

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From Oakham, we follow Catmose Street and Stamford Road out of the town - it is best to cross to the south side of Stamford Road early, as this offers the safer route across the ring road roundabout. Beyond the roundabout a good pavement/cycletrack follows the south side of the road for some distance, with a little detour to cross Old Stamford Road (i.e. the main road before the Rutland Water dam was built). After a while we leave the road to follow the reservoir edge around the Barnsdale hotel grounds (mostly tarmac but with a short rougher compacted gravel section), then follow a road uphill and turn right on a car park access road. Instead, follow the cars out then turn right a short distance to use the marina car park roads to find the cycle track. We then follow Main Street out of the village (there is a very short amount of verge walking beyond the houses), then bear right on a good if slightly muddy track past Chapel Spinney....

Hugh Hudson

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Oakham—Stamford

Hugh Hudson added Oaksta two, a new walk from Oakham to Stamford

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The worst error is at the Whitwell car park, where going north along the access road (Bull Brig Lane) does not lead back to the cycle track - the supposed path is a private drive which has private signs at both ends and at least one locked gate (see attached pictures)....

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James Francombe took this photo on Stabou one

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The first portion of the walk was good, some parts of the path seemed a bit overgrown but it's to be expected at this time of the year. There was quite a large portion of the walk where you are expected to walk close to or even on the road, which didn't feel particularly safe and I felt on edge having to look behind me a lot of the time. The public footpaths were in great condition for the most part, there wasn't a point where I felt the need to divert (apart from a field swarming with too many sheep!)...

James Francombe

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Stamford—Bourne

James Francombe pledged to walk Stabou one

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You get to walk past pretty villages and fields which farmers have cleared the paths....

Joe Reilly

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JurassicWayfarers took this photo on Colsta two

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The route then followed quite a busy section of road walking from Stretton to Clipsham, mostly with sufficient road verges to avoid traffic. On the far side the route continued along farm tracks until reaching the hamlet of Pickworth, before a long section also along farm tracks plus a short section of quiet road until Great Casterton. Here the route left the Rutland Round path, and continued along the road through the outskirts of Stamford before reaching the town centre, crossing the Meadows over the river Wellend, and finally to the railway station....

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This route visits some of Northamptonshire's prettiest villages with very little road walking, a variety of terrains and a well-placed cafe in Fineshade Woods. Navigation is easy, as the Jurassic Way is well signed, and the only "hazard" is crossing and re-crossing the A43. The section between Corby tunnel (signs that it may get muddy in winter) and the housing estate is a bit bleak, but soon traversed....

KB

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Seamed to be a lot of road walking with no footpath, the roads weren't busy. Other than that straight forward...

Steve

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A bridge has been knocked down along the side of the Nene which means a bit of a detour near the rowing lake and a bit of back tracking if starting in Peterborough....

Steve

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Rough ground and a few stiles, couple of very short sections along quiet roads with narrow bridges....

Steve

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The Tickencote to Empingham stretch is pleasant but the trek around the Anglia Water car parks and cycling routes around Rutland Water are a little tedious, though safe and off road....

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mjones69132 surveyed Oaksta one

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Good route, a bit overgrown on the Rutland Round. Lovely walk through Rutland water....

mjones69132

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Colsterworth—Stamford

Lizzie added Colsta two, a new walk from Colsterworth to Stamford

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Scenic route with mixed terrain, almost all off-road and just a couple of spots where you have to take care with traffic. Out of Peterborough city centre within a mile, the next three or four miles are along the river and through Nene Park....

pauljhalford

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Ellitigg surveyed Staoun one

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Best walking route from Bourne to Stamford or vice versa. Done this twice with variations...

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Stamford—Bourne

mark added Stabou two, a new walk from Stamford to Bourne

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Nice route with great views over Rutland Water. Lots of options to stop for coffee or a beer....

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Stamford

Phil Taylor surveyed Stamford

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Colsterworth—Stamford

Slow Ways added Colsta one, a new walk from Colsterworth to Stamford

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Corby—Stamford

Slow Ways added Corsta one, a new walk from Corby to Stamford

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Oakham—Stamford

Slow Ways added Oaksta one, a new walk from Oakham to Stamford

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Stamford—Bourne

Slow Ways added Stabou one, a new walk from Stamford to Bourne

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Stamford—Market Deeping

Slow Ways added Stamar one, a new walk from Stamford to Market Deeping

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Stamford—Oundle

Slow Ways added Staoun one, a new walk from Stamford to Oundle

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Stamford—Oundle

Slow Ways added Staoun two, a new walk from Stamford to Oundle

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Stamford—Peterborough

Slow Ways added Stapet one, a new walk from Stamford to Peterborough

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Uppingham—Stamford

Slow Ways added Uppsta one, a new walk from Uppingham to Stamford

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Stamford’s Slow Ways starting point

Grid ref

TF0289806654

Lat / Lon

52.64789° / -0.48050°

Easting / Northing

502,898E / 306,654N

Fancy stretching your legs a bit more?

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Facilities

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