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St Edmund Way

127 km / 79 miles

Essex, Suffolk
A route across Suffolk, using the Stour Valley Path (East Anglia) to Sudbury and Long Melford and then going via Lavenham and Little Welnetham to Bury St Edmunds, burial place of the martyr King Edmund slain by the Danes in 869, along the waymarked Lark Valley Path (13 miles and included on OS mapping) to the Icknield Way Path at West Stow before striking over the Brecks to Thetford and the Hereward Way.

Publication appears out of print. Tracklogs Route file available and marked on OS maps. Not a promoted route. Standard waymarking only


Path Type: Paths Marked on OS mapping
Attributes: River
TM094322 - Manningtree, Essex
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TL784866 - Brandon, Suffolk
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Web Sites: Suffolk Walking Holidays - St Edmund Way
  GPS Routes - St Edmund Way
  Griffmonster - Flatford Mill Circular Walk

Publications, Badges and Certificates:

Paperback: St Edmund Way: A Walk Across Suffolk (J. & J. Andrews - 1994)
Leaflet: Lark Valley Path (Brecks Countryside Project - 1997)


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  Contains Ordnance Survey data © Crown copyright and database right 2011.
  At high zoom levels the route is indicative only.
Purchase Ordnance Survey Maps (path is named on OS maps):
OS Landranger: 144155168169
OS Landranger Active: 144155168169
OS Explorer: 184195196211229
OS Explorer Active: 184195196211229

Accommodation within 5 Km of this Path:

Self-catering: Robins at Marsh Barn < 1 Km
Self-catering: Stour View 2 Km
Bunk House: Stour Valley Bunkhouse 3 Km
Bunk House: Stour Valley Bunkhouse YHA, Brantham Hall, Suffolk 3 Km
Self-catering: The Coach House 2 Km
Hotels: The Marlborough Head Inn < 1 Km
Self-catering: Island Lodge 4 Km
Self-catering: Pump House < 1 Km
Hotels: Stoke by Nayland Hotel, Golf & Spa 1 Km
Self-catering: Gladwins Farm Self Catering 1 Km
Self-catering: Clayden's 3 Km
B & B Accommodation: School Barn Farm 4 Km
Self-catering: Clematis Cottage < 1 Km
Self-catering: Red Brick Cottage < 1 Km
Self-catering: The Cartlodge 1 Km
Self-catering: Maltings Farm Cottage 1 Km
Self-catering: Box Bush Holiday Cottage 5 Km
Self-catering: The Old Dairy 1 Km
B & B Accommodation: Oak Farm Barn 3 Km
Hotels: The Ickworth Hotel 4 Km
Hotels: Ramada Bury St Edmunds 1 Km
Hotels: The Angel Hotel < 1 Km
Self-catering: West Stow Pods < 1 Km
Hotels: The Thomas Paine < 1 Km

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Connected Paths:

E Routes: E-Route 2 UK Section - Harwich to Middleton in Teesdale
Paths Marked on OS mapping: Bury to Clare Walk; Essex Way; Hereward Way; Icknield Way Path; Lark Valley Path; Little Ouse Path; Stour Valley Path (East Anglia)
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Other Paths: Iceni Way; Nelson Way; Suffolk Way; Walsingham Way - London to Walsingham
Anytime Challenges: Walsingham Way - Ely to Walsingham


GPS Exchange Format Route File: St Edmund Way GPX Exchange Format Route File Login to Download
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MemoryMap Route file: St Edmund Way Memory Map Route File Login to Download
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Tracklogs Route file: St Edmund Way Tracklogs Route file Login to Download
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Route Profile:

127.4 Km (79.2 miles)
1,170 m (3,839 ft) ascent
96 m (315 ft)  maximum height