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Stowmarket

Suffolk


Slow Ways linking Stowmarket and Bildeston, Bury St Edmunds, Eye, Framlingham, Needham Market, Stanton (Bury St Edmunds)

England / Suffolk / Stowmarket

Stowmarket’s six Slow Ways are 42% checked

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

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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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Slow Way Route To do
Bildeston—Stowmarket
Bilsto one

Review me Distance 15km/9mi Ascent 86m Descent 101m
Bildeston—Stowmarket
Bilsto two Review me Distance 15km/9mi Ascent - Descent -
Bury St Edmunds—Stowmarket
Bursto one Review me Distance 25km/16mi Ascent 163m Descent 152m
Bury St Edmunds—Stowmarket
Bursto two Review me Distance 24km/15mi Ascent 181m Descent 170m
Bury St Edmunds—Stowmarket
Bursto three Pioneer me Distance 26km/16mi Ascent - Descent -
Stanton (Bury St Edmunds)—Stowmarket
Stasto one Pioneer me Distance 25km/16mi Ascent 137m Descent 130m
Stowmarket—Eye
Stoeye one

Double check Distance 22km/14mi Ascent 133m Descent 128m
Stowmarket—Eye
Stoeye two Review me Distance 24km/15mi Ascent - Descent -
Stowmarket—Framlingham
Stofra one Pioneer me Distance 34km/21mi Ascent 251m Descent 246m
Stowmarket—Framlingham
Stofra two Pioneer me Distance 32km/20mi Ascent 247m Descent 245m
Stowmarket—Needham Market
Stonee one

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

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Collective progress

48% of Stowmarket’s six route options are drawn, reviewed, surveyed and/or verified

11/11

drawn

7/11

reviewed

3/11

surveyed

0/11

verified

5 people have contributed to Stowmarket’s Slow Ways

1 people have pledged to walk and review a route

3 people have surveyed a route in Stowmarket

132km out of 249km have been walked and reviewed

160km of reviews have been shared in Stowmarket

Latest Updates

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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Stowmarket—Eye

SteveNeumann added Stoeye two, a new walk from Stowmarket to Eye

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SteveNeumann surveyed Stoeye one

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The first 10km of the route into Mendlesham is far easier to follow than the second half....

SteveNeumann

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SteveNeumann took this photo on Stoeye one

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Beware of the A140 crossing and be aware of a lack of signed waymarking on the route....

SteveNeumann

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Bildeston—Stowmarket

SteveNeumann added Bilsto two, a new walk from Bildeston to Stowmarket

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It was not possible to navigate one of the field sections but it had a logical quick connection to the next segment. On the whole a very scenic and enjoyable walk/run....

Mark G

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Great route!!...

SteveNeumann

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SteveNeumann surveyed Bilsto one

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Nice scenic route from the small but busy market town of Stowmarket over many trail paths and quiet roads onto Bildeston, a small quaint village....

SteveNeumann

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Bury St Edmunds—Stowmarket

SteveNeumann added Bursto three, a new walk from Bury St Edmunds to Stowmarket

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Bury St Edmunds—Stowmarket

SteveNeumann added Bursto two, a new walk from Bury St Edmunds to Stowmarket

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I completed this route from Stowmarket to Bury St Edmunds with a break point in Woolpit. At just under 24km it is a long route and is better broken up with Woolpit as a mid-point albeit its 9.4km from Stowmarket and 14.3km from BSE....

SteveNeumann

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Stowmarket

SueRey surveyed Stowmarket

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I completed this route from Stowmarket to Bury St Edmunds with a break point in Woolpit. At 25km it is a long route and is better broken up with Woolpit as a mid-point albeit its 9.5km from Stowmarket and 15.5km from BSE....

SteveNeumann

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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—Stowmarket

Slow Ways added Bilsto one, a new walk from Bildeston to Stowmarket

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Bury St Edmunds—Stowmarket

Slow Ways added Bursto one, a new walk from Bury St Edmunds to Stowmarket

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Stanton (Bury St Edmunds)—Stowmarket

Slow Ways added Stasto one, a new walk from Stanton (Bury St Edmunds) to Stowmarket

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Stowmarket—Eye

Slow Ways added Stoeye one, a new walk from Stowmarket to Eye

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Stowmarket—Framlingham

Slow Ways added Stofra one, a new walk from Stowmarket to Framlingham

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Stowmarket—Framlingham

Slow Ways added Stofra two, a new walk from Stowmarket to Framlingham

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Stowmarket—Needham Market

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

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Stowmarket, Wed 21 February

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Stowmarket’s Slow Ways starting point

Grid ref

TM0515358853

Lat / Lon

52.18976° / 0.99994°

Easting / Northing

605,153E / 258,853N

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Facilities

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