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Navigator's Way


11 km / 7 miles
A walk based on the Rivel Ivel Navigation Channel between Shefford and Stanford, taking its name from the Navigation Channel which was built between Biggleswade and Shefford in 1823 to transport goods to and from King's Lynn.

The route starts at meeting pint of the River Flit and River Hit where the Navigation starts, heading east.

After leaving the channel the walk leads through open farmland to the villages of Clifton and Stanford, before returning the Shefford via Cockshoot Hill which offers some of the best views of the area.


Path Type: Other Paths
Waymark: Man with shovel with name
Attributes: Easy
Start and Finish: TL144390 - Shefford, Bedfordshire View on StreetMap
Web Sites: LetsGo! - Navigator's Way at Shefford

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External download Navigator's Way : map  (Marston Vale Trust ) Download


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Contains Ordnance Survey data © Crown copyright and database right 2016.
© OpenStreetMap contributors under Open Database Licence.
Rights of way data from selected Local Authorities.
Large scale digital mapping is provided by John Thorn.
At high zoom levels the route is indicative only.
Purchase Ordnance Survey Maps:
OS Landranger 153
OS Landranger Active 153
OS Explorer 193, 208
OS Explorer Active 193, 208

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Route Profile:

11.4 km (7.1 miles)
75 m (246 ft) ascent
78 m (256 ft)  maximum height

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