Summer Routes and Trail Runs

Summer Route 1 – 6Mile route

  • Leaving from the sports centre along the railway line, turn right at Cangle school
  • Follow path to field at the top
  • Diagonally cross the field up to the water tower then down the other side to Wratting
  • Turn left at the road and follow to Withersfield
  • Turn left at Withersfield and carry on past the old fox pub
  • Then turn left into the public footpath opposite the horse field
  • Over the wooden bridge and follow this path all the way down past the horse paddocks and back to the meadowlands est.
  • Then make your way back to the railway line and back to the sports centre.

https://www.mapometer.com/running/route_5125516.html

Summer Route 1 – 4Mile route

  • Leaving from the sports centre along the railway line, turn right at Cangle school
  • Follow path to field at the top.
  • Diagonally cross the field up to the water tower.
  • Just after the water tower take the gravel track on the right, then after 100m turn right across the footbridge.
  • Follow the path across the fields back to the Bury Rd.
  • Turn right and follow the pavement for 200m, then cross the road and pick up the footpath just before the derelict Fox pub.
  • Follow the footpath along the back of Samuel Ward School and keep going until you reach the concrete track.
  • Turn right onto the concrete track and follow this back into town.
  • Turn right along Chalkstone Way, then at the mini roundabout take a left down Millfields Way.
  • Pick up the path that leads back to the Leisure Centre.

https://www.mapometer.com/running/route_5125514.html

Summer Route 2 – 6Mile route

  • Join railway path behind Leisure Centre and turn right.
  • Cross Manor Road then at top of incline look for the footpath on the right-hand side. After 50m bear left when the path splits.
  • Follow the path over Sturmer Arches viaduct, then bear left at all subsequent junctions. Go around the perimeter of Culina.
  • Cross over the bypass and rejoin the path on the other side.
  • Follow the footpath across the field, over the footbridge and dirt track, and straight over the next field.
  • Go through the gap in the hedge and proceed across the next field diagnonally right (or turn right and go around the edge of the field).
  • Follow the path along the left-hand side of the small wood and turn immediately right after the wood.
  • Follow the path until you reach a footbridge on the right-hand side. Go over the bridge and turn left.
  • Follow the path round the field edge and go through Garlands Farm to join a tarmac farm track, then cross the Haverhill Road and go through a green gate.
  • Follow the grass track (you’ll see a lake over the hedge on your left) to the end, and then turn right and join a footpath that goes up the hill alongside a ditch.
  • Bear right when you go over the next footbridge.
  • When you reach the farm track turn right, then take the footpath on the left-hand side of the hedgerow.
  • Turn right when you reach the farm, to bring you out onto the road.
  • Turn left onto the Haverhill Road and when you reach the roundabout go straight over. Go straight over the next roundabout (next to Travelodge).
  • Immediately after the turning for Hollands Rd, turn left onto the old railway footpath.
  • Follow the old railway to the end and then turn right down Colne Valley Rd.
  • Cross over Hamlet Rd and go down Mount Rd.
  • Turn left back to the Leisure Centre.

https://www.mapometer.com/running/route_5130487.html

Summer Route 2 – 4Mile route

  • Join railway path behind Leisure Centre and turn right.
  • Cross Manor Road then at top of incline look for the footpath on the right-hand side. After 50m bear left when the path splits.
  • Follow the path over Sturmer Arches viaduct, then bear left at all subsequent junctions. Go around the perimeter of Culina.
  • Cross over the bypass and rejoin the path on the other side.
  • Follow the footpath across the field to the dirt track. Turn left down the dirt track.
  • Follow the track down past Sturmer Hall lake and through the trees. The path will eventually bring you out onto the road in Sturmer.
  • Cross over the road to the Red Lion pub and follow the path on the right-hand side of the car park.
  • When you get to the railway walk turn left and follow all the way back to the Leisure Centre.

https://www.mapometer.com/running/route_5130215.html

Summer Route 3 – 6Mile route

  • Join Railway Walk behind Leisure Centre and turn right.
  • Follow Railway Walk all the way to the play area in Sturmer.
  • Turn left onto the road, follow the road in the direction of Kedington.
  • When you reach Calford Green, turn left opposite Eastcotts Nursing Home.
  • Follow the concrete drive which then leads onto a grass track.
  • Follow the grass track to a set of steps leading down to a footbridge. Cross the footbridge and turn left.
  • Follow the grass track around the edge of the field. When you reach the small wood, follow the track through the wood.
  • On the other side of the wood go straight ahead onto the farm track.
  • When you reach the junction with the next track (the one which goes from Haverhill to Kedington) turn left back towards town.
  • When you reach Chalkstone Way turn right.
  • At the end of Chalkstone Way, turn right up Wratting Rd. Cross over the road when safe to do so.
  • At the top of the hill turn left into Ann Suckling Rd.
  • At the bottom of Ann Suckling turn left into Falklands Rd, then right into Gurlings Close.
  • Follow footpath straight down to the Railway Walk. Turn left and follow back to Leisure Centre.

https://www.mapometer.com/running/route_5134991.html

Summer Route 3 – 4Mile route

  • Join Railway Walk behind Leisure Centre and turn right.
  • Follow Railway Walk all the way to the play area in Sturmer.
  • Turn left onto the road, follow the road in the direction of Kedington.
  • At the top of the hill turn left into Coupals Rd.
  • When you reach the entrance to the golf club, take the track on your RIGHT.
  • Follow the track all the way to the end, to the junction with the next track (the one which goes from Haverhill to Kedington). Turn left back towards town.
  • When you reach Chalkstone Way turn right.
  • At the mini roundabout turn left down Millfields Way.
  • Bear right onto the footpath which will then lead you back to the Leisure Centre.

https://www.mapometer.com/running/route_5134941.html

Summer Route 4

  • From sports centre to Duddery Hill, follow up to the Clements est, turn left at IFF
  • then left again at Clements primary school onto the path that leads to the football fields
  • run across the football field to the gate onto the bypass, cross bypass onto track directly opposite
  • follow pathway up the field to the wooded area at the far end of the field
  • follow track through the woods (about 100yds) once through woods turn left
  • follow the edge of the field to the end, turn right
  • continue to follow edge of field for about 100yds then turn left over wooden footbridge
  • Follow the track down the hill, between the houses and up to the road.
  • At the road, turn left and follow down the hill into Helions Bumpstead
  • turn left at the junction and follow the road back to the bypass
  • Cross bypass and head to Holland’s rd, turn right at the end of Holland’s rd
  • back down Duddery Hill and back to the sports centre.
    • 4 mile cut off – left after Ladygate Wood

Route is 7 miles, a nice mix of road & off road, a bit hilly in places but that’s what it’s all about

Helions Summer Route (Mark White)

Summer Route 5

  • From Leisure Centre head along road to Sturmer arches
  • go right up Bumpstead road turn left onto the track and follow it bearing right at junction
  • going up past Culina. Go up steps and carefully cross bypass, up steps on other side of road going up and over field
  • Cross bridge and go left (towards the big mounds of mud go between) staying left on the field past the pond and horses on left then between trees
  • stay left then go through second lot of trees this will bring you to Sturmer Red Lion.
  • Cross road and go through right hand side of car park you will be on the track going left will bring you home. 
    • For longer route when you cross road go right on footpath to the end then go left this brings you to end of track and you can head back home from there.

Summer Route 4

Summer Route 6

  • Leave from rear of Leisure Centre and head up to Chalkstone Way.
  • Cross Road near Green Road and follow footpath on LHS of Green Road.
  • Up hill track past Wilsey Farm.
  • Head right and follow down into Kedington.
  • Run to Barnardiston Arms and pass the sewage works.
  • Head down track past the meadow where we do Kevin Henry and then follow past the sewage works and all the way to Sturmer.
  • Once in Sturmer re-join the railway track and follow all the way back to the Leisure Centre
Summer Route 5.jpg

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