GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Hereward Way

110 miles (177 km)

Starting in Oakham, in Rutland, follow the Herward Way through Stamford, Peterborough, Ely, and the Breckland forests to Thetford, in Norfolk.
Highlights on the walk include

  • Following the path around Rutland Water at the start of the route
  • The River Welland and Burghley House at Stamford
  • The section along the River Nene and through Ferry Meadows Country Park in Peterborough
  • Following the River Nene through March in Cambridgeshire
  • The magnificent Ely Cathedral and gardens
  • Following the Little Ouse River into Brandon
  • Brandon Country Park and Thetford Forest
  • The delightful RSPB Lakenheath Fen nature reserve near Brandon
  • The final section through the Breckland Heaths and Forests

The walk is well waymarked with a yellow arrow featuring two swords.

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Hereward Way OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Hereward Way Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Open Street Map with Location tracking


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Rutland Water, near Oakham

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Stamford and the River Welland

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The Old Mill, Caster

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Milton Ferry Bridge Reflection

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River Nene, Peterborough

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March, Cambridgshire

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Ely Cathedral from Almonry Gardens

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East Wretham, Langmere, a fluctating mere, Nature Reserve of the Norfolk Wildlife Trust

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GPS Files

GPX File

Hereward Way.gpx (right click - 'Save As')

Memory Map Route

Hereward Way.mmo (right click - 'Save As')