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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:

From Path Along Path
Self-catering: Robins at Marsh Barn  (bookable online) < 1 Km < 1 Km
Self-catering: Stour View  (bookable online) 2 Km < 1 Km
Bunk House: Stour Valley Bunkhouse YHA, Brantham Hall, Suffolk 3 Km < 1 Km
Bunk House: Stour Valley Bunkhouse 3 Km < 1 Km
Self-catering: The Coach House  (bookable online) 2 Km 5 Km
Hotels: The Marlborough Head Inn  (bookable online) < 1 Km 5 Km
Self-catering: Island Lodge  (bookable online) 4 Km 6 Km
Self-catering: Pump House  (bookable online) < 1 Km 15 Km
Hotels: Stoke by Nayland Hotel, Golf & Spa  (bookable online) 1 Km 18 Km
Self-catering: Gladwins Farm Self Catering  (bookable online) 1 Km 25 Km
Self-catering: Clayden's  (bookable online) 3 Km 46 Km
B & B Accommodation: School Barn Farm  (bookable online) 4 Km 46 Km
Self-catering: Clematis Cottage  (bookable online) < 1 Km 57 Km
Self-catering: Red Brick Cottage  (bookable online) < 1 Km 58 Km
Self-catering: The Cartlodge  (bookable online) 1 Km 64 Km
Self-catering: Maltings Farm Cottage  (bookable online) 1 Km 64 Km
Self-catering: Box Bush Holiday Cottage  (bookable online) 5 Km 69 Km
Self-catering: The Old Dairy  (bookable online) 1 Km 73 Km
Hotels: The Ickworth Hotel  (bookable online) 4 Km 79 Km
Hotels: Ramada Bury St Edmunds  (bookable online) 1 Km 82 Km
Hotels: The Angel Hotel  (bookable online) < 1 Km 82 Km
Self-catering: West Stow Pods  (bookable online) < 1 Km 93 Km
Hotels: The Thomas Paine  (bookable online) < 1 Km 113 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