Hereward Way

Hereward the Wake fighting the Normans (public domain)

Hereward Way

Length >60km
Max transport gap >20km

A walk of 180km between Oakham and Harling Road station, commemorating the resistance of Hereward the Wake (1035-72) to the Normans.

There are sparse but acceptable public transport links along the way.


Walkers should note that the route-notes linked have curious typography (with some conventions dating back to the days of the manual typewriter and others to the 1970s Letraset phase) which some readers might find difficult or distracting. Peterborough, March and Ely may serve as base stations.

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