Green Walks in England: East and East Anglia (central)

This area is that part of the region within the CB, CO and IP postcode areas to the west of the main rail line between London and Ipswich, but excluding the IP24, IP25, IP26 and IP27 postcode districts.

Neighbouring regions are

Note also some of the most convenient hubs for multi-day walking on different routes.


Use the alphastrip below to jump to the appropriate initial letter for a selected route within the list. If there are no routes with a particular initial letter, the jump will have no effect.

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Angles Way

Length >60km
Max transport gap <20km

A walk of 150km between Great Yarmouth and Thetford, following the valleys of the Waveney and the Little Ouse.

Clopton Way

Length <20km
Max transport gap <20km

A 19km walk between Wimpole and Gamlingay.

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.

Image: Hereward fighting the Normans
(public domain)

Icknield Way Trail

Length >60km
Max transport gap <20km

A walk of 193km between Ivinghoe Beacon and Knettishall Heath.

Lark Valley Path

Length <60km
Max transport gap <10km

A 24km route between Mildenhall and Bury St Edmunds.

Wimpole Way

Length <60km
Max transport gap <30km

A 21km walk between Cambridge and Wimpole.


Some places lend themselves to being hubs, where you may pitch up for a few days’ car-free walking, fanning out on a different route (or part of a route) each day. The hub becomes a walking-place for recreation at walking pace. Hubs in this area include

Bury St EdmundsBury St Edmunds serves as a hub for the northern part of the area.
CambridgeCambridge serves as a hub for the western part of the area.
ColchesterColchester serves as a hub for the south of the area.
IpswichIpswich serves as a hub for the north-eastern part of the area.

Guided and group walks

Saturday Walking Club

This online-driven group has been well established in the London area for some years, but the reach of their walks goes far beyond the M25. Their walks are all free (the word “club” may be a bit misleading) and there are walks on other days of the week. You may download a route from their extensive catalogue to enable you to walk on your own — you are expected to carry your own copy of the route-map if you join a group walk.

Image: Sheffield Park

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