GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Sutton Bridge Walks

7 miles (11.6 km)

This riverside village is located on the River Nene in theSouth Hollanddistrict ofLincolnshire.
Both the Nene Way and Peter Scott Walk long distance footpaths run through the area. This walk from the village takes you along the Nene Way north to visit the Sir Peter Scott Lighthouse and The Wash Nature Reserve. The lighthouse was inhabited by thenaturalistand artist SirPeter Scottwho bought a large area of theOuse Washesand established anature reserve. You can follow footpaths north along the river to visit the lighthouse and the reserve where you can look out for a wide variety of wildfowl.
To continue your walking in the area head south along the river to visit the town of Wisbech.

Sutton Bridge OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Sutton Bridge Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Walks near Sutton Bridge

  • Nene Way - Follow the River Nene through the beautiful Nene Valley on this fabulous walk through Cambridgeshire, Lincolnshire and Northamptonshire.
    The long distance path runs for over 100 miles, passing Northampton, Wellingborough, Oundle, Peterborough and Wisbech.
    There's much to enjoy on the way with rushing weirs, a series of historic villages and old mills
  • Peter Scott Walk - Travel along the Wash on this lovely, easy walk through Norfolk.
    The path starts by the River Nene near to Naturalist and painter Sir Peter Scott's lighthouse
  • Wisbech - The Cambrideshire town of Wisbech has some nice flat riverside trails to try
  • King's Lynn and The Walks - This nice circular walk takes you around 'The Walks' urban park before a riverside stroll along the Great Ouse

Photos

River Nene, Sutton Bridge (1) - geograph.org.uk - 3745704

River Nene, Sutton Bridge

View towards Cross Keys Bridge - geograph.org.uk - 1528300

View towards Cross Keys Bridge. The bridge takes the A17 over the River Nene. A converted warehouse and Garners Wharf can be seen on the other side of the river. Crosskeys Bridge is the third bridge to cross the river Nene at this location. The first timber and cast iron bridge was built by Rennie & Telford in 1831. It was replaced by another, designed by Robert Stephenson, in 1850. The current bridge, a swing bridge like its predecessor, was built in 1897 and used to once cater for road traffic on one side and rail on the other. The railway reached Sutton Bridge in 1862 but with the Beeching cuts it was closed in 1965 and the bridge converted to purely road use.

Port Sutton Bridge - geograph.org.uk - 75579

Port Sutton Bridge

HM Customs jetty - geograph.org.uk - 1528356

Guy's Head lighthouse on the west bank of the River Nene. The jetty seen in the foreground is for the use of HM Customs. West Lighthouse can be seen beyond. Built in 1881, as was his twin on the other side of the river - the East lighthouse -, the building never used to be a functioning lighthouse but rather a landmark for ships entering the River Nene from the sea.

East Lighthouse - geograph.org.uk - 1528361

East Lighthouse. Sir Peter Scott of the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust used to live in the lighthouse on the eastern bank of the River Nene. Whilst there, he spent much of his time painting the geese that flew in from the adjoining marshland. The small nature reserve for wildfowl which he set up here was the predecessor to a much larger one at Slimbridge. Neither East nor its twin, the West Lighthouse situated across the river, were functioning lighthouses but built in 1881 as landmarks for ships entering the Nene. Both are private dwellings.

Drainage channel and access road near the mouth of the Nene - geograph.org.uk - 3009626

Drainage channel and access road near the mouth of the Nene

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