St Edmund Way


The St Edmund Way is a stunning long distance walk across the length of Suffolk from Manningtree (technically just over the border in Essex) in the south, to Brandon in the Brecks to the north of the county.

The route follows parts of the Stour Valley Path, the Lark Valley Path and the Icknield Way, and showcases some of Suffolk's gently rolling farmland and beautiful river valleys. It also takes in some of the county's most fascinating and historic towns and villages including Bury St Edmunds itself, the final resting place and namesake of the martyr King Edmund.

Further information: British Pilgrimage Trust

St Edmund Way blue and yellow waymarker disc logo

Distance: 79 miles

Waymarker: Blue Disk with yellow arrow plus crown and arrow symbol of St Edmund

Start: Manningtree Station

Finish: Brandon

Route Overview

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An old red brick bridge arch on the Lavenham Walk viewed through lots of green trees, with a wooden post and rail fence underneath
Rolling green countryside in Stoke by Nayland, with large green trees and a light cloudy sky
Iron Bridge at Culford
Suffolk Walking Festival 2023 - Stour Valley
Suffolk Walking Festival 2023 - Lavenham Church
forest of tall trees with shafts of sunlight being cast onto the bracken beneath at Brandon Country Park

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