Hereward Way

A long distance walk of 110 miles, crossing the East of England from Oakham to East Harling, which celebrates the nobleman Hereward the Wake. Maps, statistics and gpx route file for the walk are included.

Google Maps Open Source Maps

Statistics and Files
Start: Oakham
Distance: 110 miles (177 km)
Grid Ref: SK861088
Climbing: 555 metres
Walk time: 44-56 hours
Days: 6-10

Ordnance Survey Explorer Map (1:25,000)

Summary: Hereward Way is a long-distance footpath in England that links the Viking Way at Oakham with the Peddars Way at Knettishall Heath, near Thetford. The path takes its name from Hereward the Wake, the 11th century leader who fought against William the Conqueror, who had his base on the Isle of Ely that is located near to the middle of the path. Each end of the path has railway access at Oakham railway station and Harling Road railway station. Stations towards the centre of the path are located at Shippea Hill and Ely. The footpath runs through Stamford, Peterborough, March, Ely and Brandon. It also goes through Thetford Forest. It links two other long-distance footpaths: the Viking Way in the west and Peddars Way in the east. (Source: Wikipedia)

Useful Links:
Visit Ely
Steve and Carolyn's Walk
Long Distance Walkers Association

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