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Direction arrow with path nameRothschild Way


61 km / 38 miles
The Rothschild Way is a path extending to Woodwalton Fen from Wicken Fen in Cambridgeshire and commemorating the early wildlife conservation work of Charles Rothschild. The footpath was the idea of Adrian Kempster, Chairman of the Great Fen Local Group who wanted to establish a long distance walk which would enable people to connect two Living Landscape schemes with the Rothschild connection. The path links the two National Nature Reserves of Wicken Fen and Woodwalton Fen. The historic link between these two reserves is that Charles Rothschild bought them in 1899 and 1910 respectively. He then went on to become a major pioneer in developing the wildlife conservation movement in the UK.

The project was an informal joint venture between the Huntingdon Ramblers, the Cambridgeshire, Bedfordshire and Northampton Wildlife Trust and the National Trust (Wicken Fen).

The path is waymarked in places.


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Path Type: Other Paths
Waymark: Direction arrow with path name
Attributes: Easy
Start: TL564705 - Wicken Fen, Cambridgeshire View on StreetMap
Finish: TL230849 - Woodwalton Fen, Cambridgeshire View on StreetMap
Web Sites: Great Fen - Rothschild Way


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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 (path is named on OS maps):
OS Landranger 142, 143, 154
OS Landranger Active 142, 143, 154
OS Explorer 225, 226, 227
OS Explorer Active 225, 226, 227

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Route Profile:

60.8 km (37.8 miles)
271 m (889 ft) ascent
33 m (108 ft)  maximum height

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