Pre-Xmas Run - Woodditton to Ely (about 18.5 miles)

Route Description

Transport to Woodditton (about 50 yards past the water tower corner) to start at public footpath sign.

Follow public FP between gardens and then diagonally across field (view of distant Ely Cathedral on a clear day) and alongside wood to corner of field to track in woods on east side of Devilís Ditch.

Follow Devil's Ditch via Newmarket Racecourse and across A14 to Reach (1st checkpoint 7.5 miles).

At end of Reach Green, take 'The Hythe' lane to left of chapel.

Follow to FP bridge on left across Reach Lode.

After crossing FP bridge, turn right on track and across style to meadows with lode on right.

Follow track along Reach Lode bank to Upware Sluice (10.5m).

Turn right over sluice and first left along lode bank to pub.

Turn right after pub and then left at FP sign across meadow.

Left after meadow and follow track (bears right around arable field to wood).

Continue along side of wood to end and turn left along grassy track with wood on left.

Follow grassy track (muddy towards end) to A1123 at 'chalk pit' lime works. Cross A1123 to (2nd checkpoint 12.3 miles at 'Chalk Pit').

Follow track across 'Kingfisher' humpback bridge and turn left shortly afterwards on FP (just before track T-junction) and follow to riverbank.

Follow Cam/Gt Ouse east bank to the pump house at Lode Bridge near Barway.

Continue along east riverbank (under railway bridge) to Stuntney Road.

Turn left across Ely High Bridge, then right down riverside FP to The Cutter.

Left up Jubilee Gardens to Broad Street.

Cross Broad Street to the Park hill and turn right at top to back of Cathedral and to Paradise.


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Last updated 10/12/2012