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St Edmund Way

Essex, Suffolk

127 km / 79 miles
A route across Suffolk, using the Stour Valley Path (East Anglia) to Sudbury and Long Melford and then going via Lavenham and Little Welnetham to Bury St Edmunds, burial place of the martyr King Edmund slain by the Danes in 869, along the waymarked Lark Valley Path (13 miles and included on OS mapping) to the Icknield Way Path at West Stow before striking over the Brecks to Thetford and the Hereward Way.

Strider News - August 2021 (Publication Update)

A new guidebook from Joe Jackson. Available in both Kindle and print formats, the guidebook covers the route of this long distance path though Essex and Suffolk from the coast at Manningtree, through the Dedham Vale and passing various sites associated with the Saxon king, St Edmund before finishing at the Brecks in Brandon.


Path Type: Paths Marked on OS mapping
Attributes: Easy
Start: TM094322 - Manningtree, Essex View on StreetMap
Finish: TL784866 - Brandon, Suffolk View on StreetMap
Web Sites: Griffmonster - St Edmunds Way posts [blog] St Edmund Way [blog] Annierak - St Edmund Way [blog] The complete St Edmund Way [YouTube video]

Publications, Badges and Certificates:

Guidebook Suffolk's Hidden Hiking Trails  (Joe Jackson  - 2021 )


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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 144, 155, 168, 169
OS Landranger Active 144, 155, 168, 169
OS Explorer 184, 195, 196, 211, 229
OS Explorer Active 184, 195, 196, 211, 229
Other Paper Maps:
ZigZag 16 Stripmap
St Edmund Way 1: Manningtree to Sudbury (Yellow Publications - April 2016)
ZigZag 16 Stripmap
St Edmund Way 2: Sudbury to Bury St Edmunds (Yellow Publications - April 2016)

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Route Profile:

127.4 km (79.2 miles)
1,170 m (3,839 ft) ascent
96 m (315 ft)  maximum height

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