GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

St Edmund Way

79 miles (127 km)

A walk through Essex, Suffolk and Norfolk from Manningtree to Brandon.
The walk begins in Essex at Manningtree rail station and heads through Dedham, Sudbury, Bury St Edmunds and Thetford before finishing at Brandon.
You begin with a pleasant waterside stretch from Manningtree to Sudbury along the River Stour, passing Dedham on the way. Also of note is The 16th century Willy Lott's Cottage - scene of the famous Hay Wain painting by John Constable.The path continues to Bury St Edmunds passing the National Trust owned Melford Hall stately home, Kentwell Hall and the village of Lavenham as you go.
The next stage runs from Bury St Edmunds to Thetford, following the River Lark before a wooded section through King's Forest and West Stow Country Park. At Thetford you will pass the ruined priory and join the Little Ouse River, which you follow through Thetford Forest to the finish point at Brandon.

St Edmund Way OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

St Edmund Way Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby


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The 16th century Willy Lott's Cottage - scene of The Hay Wain by Constable

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River Stour at Dedham

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Melford Hall stately home

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Bury St Edmunds

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West Stow Country Park

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Thetford Priory

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Thetford Forest

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Brandon Bridge straddles the Little Ouse

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GPS Files

GPX File

St Edmund Way.gpx (right click - 'Save As')

Memory Map Route

St Edmund Way.mmo (right click - 'Save As')