GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Haverhill Railway Walk

3 miles (5.5 km)

This Suffolk based town has some nice local trails along the Stour Brook and theRiver Stour which run through the area.
This walk takes you along a disused railway line which runs through the town. It is designated as a local nature reserve and includes a nice flat footpath with lots of flora and fauna to look out for.
Start the walk from the East Town Park on Coupals Road at postcode CB9 7UR for your sat navs. It's a pretty park with river views, flower beds and picnic tables. The railway path also passes through it so you can pick it up and follow it north west through the town. It runs along a nice surfaced path so it's suitable for most abilities.
After exploring the railway path you can enjoy a stroll around the town where there are some interesting old buildings including Anne of Cleves House which was built in 1540 by Henry VIII.

Postcode

CB9 7UR - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

Haverhill OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Haverhill Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Pubs/Cafes

The Rose & Crown dates from the 1500s and does a great Sunday Roast. You can find it at Withersfield Road with a postcode of CB9 8AA for your sat navs.

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

The Stour Valley Path runs just to the east of the town and is a great way of exploring the surrounding countryside on a waymarked trail. You can pick it up in the village of Kedlington and then follow it north along the river to the nearby village of Great Thurlow. Heading south and then east will take you to Clare where you could pay a visit to Clare Castle Country Park.
Also in Clare you can pick up the The Bury to Clare Walk and follow it to Bury St Edmunds.
A few miles to the west you can pick up the Harcamlow Way at Horseheath. This long distance footpath then links with the epic Icknield Way Path around Balsham. Both of these trails provide a good opportunity for exploring the countryside to the west of Haverhill.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Suffolk Walks page.

Photos

Haverhill station site geograph-3619342-by-Ben-Brooksbank

Haverhill station site. This photo shows the site of the old Haverhill Station onthe ex-Colne Valley & Halstead line to Chappel & Wakes Colne.

Haverhill footpath - geograph.org.uk - 411369

View of the surfaced footpath in the middle of Haverhill. If it weren't for the faint traffic sounds you would not know you were in the centre of a busy town.

Premises facing the market square, Haverhill (geograph 5816701)

The town of Haverhill, Suffolk. View from Chivers Road with small wetland in foreground, rooftops of the town in the middle distance and water tower in the far distance

The town of Haverhill, Suffolk - geograph.org.uk - 63268

Anne of Cleves House in Hamlet Road, Haverhill. In the 17th century a fire destroyed many of Haverhill's old buildings, but this is one of the few that survived. It was built in 1540 by Henry VIII as a marriage settlement for his wife, Anne of Cleves. It was restored in 1986 and it is now used as a private nursing home.

Anne of Cleves House in Hamlet Road, Haverhill - geograph.org.uk - 1457072

Anne of Cleves House in Hamlet Road, Haverhill

St. Mary, the parish church of Haverhill - geograph.org.uk - 1457113

St. Mary: the parish church of Haverhill It is, mainly, a perpendicular church although it was extensively restored by the Victorians. The church suffered from the town's great fire in 1665.

The recreation ground and bandstand, Haverhill, Suffolk - geograph.org.uk - 63262

The recreation ground and bandstand, Haverhill, Suffolk. The rec was presented to the community of Haverhill by the Gurteen family at the end of the 19th century; the Millennium Bandstand was opened in June 1999

The Haverhill Roundabout Sculpture - geograph.org.uk - 310921

The Haverhill Roundabout Sculpture This 11 metre high sculpture was designed by Rob Olins from London. It was erected in 2002 and at night it is lit by blue sodium lights and a laser. The roundabout stands at the junction where the A.1017 meets the A.1307

GPS Files

GPX File

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Memory Map Route

Haverhill.mmo (On Desktop:Right Click>'Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold >Share>Save to Files)