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A walk around East Anglia

This file describes my walk around East Anglia.

As with many of my walks, when I did the first few legs of this walk I did not intend to do it all; the idea of walking the route just developed over time as I walked further and further. The walk was developed in three distinct stages:

  • A walk up the Fen Rivers Way and the Great Ouse from Waterbeach to King's Lynn;
  • A walk east from Waterbeach to Ipswich;
  • A walk north and east to get to Cromer and join the other two walks up.


The walk statistics:

Planned Completed To do Percentage completed
Distance 279.6 miles279.6 miles0 miles100 %
Legs 23 23 0 100 %

 
Total duration of walk 4 days, 5 hours and 41 minutes
Stopped time 5 hours and 42 minutes
Shortest completed leg Watlington Station to Downham Market Station at 6.2 miles
Longest completed leg Newmarket to Bury St Edmunds at 21.7 miles
Average distance per leg 12.15 miles

 
 Walk numberFromToTime
Earliest start walk 23 Stowmarket Ipswich Station 07.30
Latest start walk 18 Littleport Station Ely Station 15.25
Earliest finish walk 14 Snettisham Kings Lynn Station 09.00
Latest finish walk 21 Newmarket Bury St Edmunds 17.12


The walk in full:

No.From To Distance Status
1 Ipswich Station Wickham Market Station 16.7 Completed
2 Wickham Market Station Darsham Station 12.7 Completed
3 Darsham Station Brampton Station 12.3 Completed
4 Brampton Station Lowestoft Station 12.3 Completed
5 Lowestoft Station Caister-on-Sea lifeboat station 12.5 Completed
6 Caister-on-Sea lifeboat station Sea Palling lifeboat station 12.5 Completed
7 Sea Palling lifeboat station Mundesley 9.4 Completed
8 Mundesley Cromer bus station 7.6 Completed
9 Cromer bus station Cley-next-the-Sea bus stop 13.1 Completed
10 Cley-next-the-Sea bus stop Wells-next-the-Sea 11.1 Completed
11 Wells-next-the-Sea Burnham Deepdale 9.5 Completed
12 Burnham Deepdale Hunstanton Cliff top car park 10.3 Completed
13 Hunstanton Cliff top car park Snettisham 8.7 Completed
14 Snettisham Kings Lynn Station 14.6 Completed
15 Kings Lynn Station Watlington Station 7.4 Completed
16 Watlington Station Downham Market Station 6.2 Completed
17 Downham Market Station Littleport Station 14 Completed
18 Littleport Station Ely Station 6.6 Completed
19 Ely Station Waterbeach 12.2 Completed
20 Waterbeach Newmarket 16.5 Completed
21 Newmarket Bury St Edmunds 21.7 Completed
22 Bury St Edmunds Stowmarket 15.6 Completed
23 Stowmarket Ipswich Station 16.1 Completed


Stage 1: From Ipswich Station to Cromer bus station

No. From To Distance Status
1 Ipswich Station Wickham Market Station 16.7 Completed
2 Wickham Market Station Darsham Station 12.7 Completed
3 Darsham Station Brampton Station 12.3 Completed
4 Brampton Station Lowestoft Station 12.3 Completed
5 Lowestoft Station Caister-on-Sea lifeboat station 12.5 Completed
6 Caister-on-Sea lifeboat station Sea Palling lifeboat station 12.5 Completed
7 Sea Palling lifeboat station Mundesley 9.4 Completed
8 Mundesley Cromer bus station 7.6 Completed
Total stage distance: 96 miles (96 miles completed, 100% of the total.)

Stage 2: From Cromer bus station to Snettisham

No. From To Distance Status
9 Cromer bus station Cley-next-the-Sea bus stop 13.1 Completed
10 Cley-next-the-Sea bus stop Wells-next-the-Sea 11.1 Completed
11 Wells-next-the-Sea Burnham Deepdale 9.5 Completed
12 Burnham Deepdale Hunstanton Cliff top car park 10.3 Completed
13 Hunstanton Cliff top car park Snettisham 8.7 Completed
Total stage distance: 52.7 miles (52.7 miles completed, 100% of the total.)

Stage 3: From Snettisham to Waterbeach

No. From To Distance Status
14 Snettisham Kings Lynn Station 14.6 Completed
15 Kings Lynn Station Watlington Station 7.4 Completed
16 Watlington Station Downham Market Station 6.2 Completed
17 Downham Market Station Littleport Station 14 Completed
18 Littleport Station Ely Station 6.6 Completed
19 Ely Station Waterbeach 12.2 Completed
Total stage distance: 61 miles (61 miles completed, 100% of the total.)

Stage 4: From Waterbeach to Ipswich Station

No. From To Distance Status
20 Waterbeach Newmarket 16.5 Completed
21 Newmarket Bury St Edmunds 21.7 Completed
22 Bury St Edmunds Stowmarket 15.6 Completed
23 Stowmarket Ipswich Station 16.1 Completed
Total stage distance: 69.9 miles (69.9 miles completed, 100% of the total.)


Current Status

This route has now been fully completed; I may choose to reopen it sometime in the future and do the section between Lowestoft and Ipswich along the coast via Felixstowe, replacing the inland route which I chose to do.

A regret that I have is that I did not do all the walksin this route in the same direction; some were done north-south and others south-north. Also because some of the early walks were done in 1999, some of the walks do not have any photographs associated with them.


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