Gedney Drove End - long

Description

Enjoy a circular walk along the old and new sea banks with stunning views of The Wash. The walk uses field paths and quiet roads on level ground, apart from short climbs onto the banks. It can be uneven and muddy in places. 

Distance

Seven miles (11 kilometres)
3.5 hours

Starting point
Village Hall
Dawsmere Road
Gedney Drove End
PE12 9PN
Grid reference TF 461 294
Directions
  1. Leave the car park and turn left.
  2. Turn left along the public footpath at the side of Park View bungalow, cross the drain and climb up onto the old sea bank.
  3. Turn right and walk along the bank to the road.
  4. Turn left along the road to a T - junction.
  5. Walk straight across and follow the footpath to the new sea bank.
  6. Climb the bank and at the top turn right and follow the path along the top of the bank. If you look to your left you will see the RAF Holbeach weapons range.
  7. For the longer walk continue along the sea bank for approximately 1.5 miles (2.5 kilometres).
  8. Follow the path onto the bank of the River Nene and take the first footpath signed on the right along the edge of a large drain to the road.
  9. Turn right and follow the road until it bends sharply to the left.
  10. Take the public footpath which continues in the same direction along a stone track. You are now walking on the old sea bank. Continue until you come to the road.
  11. Turn right and follow the road until it bends sharply to the left.
  12. Take the public footpath which continues in the same direction along a field edge next to a drain. Again you are walking along the old sea bank. Follow the path to the road.
  13. Turn left along the road into the village.
  14. At the road turn right and follow this road back to the Village Hall and car park.
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Accessibility/suitability
The walks use the old and new sea banks, some field paths and short stretches on quiet roads to access stunning views of The Wash. They are on level ground, apart from short climbs onto the banks.
Facilities available on this walk
  • parking
  • refreshments
  • village/town
Features of this walk
  • coast
  • fens
  • river
  • wildlife interest
Map of starting point