Macmillan Way

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Start: Boston
Distance: 290 miles (467 km)
Grid Ref: TF327442
Climbing: 6,790 metres
Walk time: 120-140 hours
Days: 18-28

Ordnance Survey Explorer Map (1:25,000)

Summary: The Macmillan Way is a long-distance footpath in England that links Boston in Lincolnshire to Abbotsbury in Dorset. The route is designed and promoted to raise money for the Macmillan Cancer Relief charity. The fully waymarked route follows existing footpaths, bridleways and byways, and small stretches of minor roads when these are unavoidable. It runs across open fen country at first and for the rest of its journey it then follows the course of the oolitic limestone belt.

The Macmillan Way starts from Boston and then runs across the Fens to their western edge at Kate's Bridge near Bourne before joining the limestone belt. From Boston it heads to Stamford and then along the shore of Rutland Water to Oakham. It then leads south and west via Warmington to Stow-on-the-Wold, then through the Cotswolds via Cirencester and Tetbury to Bradford-on-Avon. Then through Somerset and into Dorset via Castle Cary and Sherborne to Abbotsbury on the coast. (Source: Wikipedia)

Useful Links:
The Macmillan Way Guide Book
Long Distance Walkers Association

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