Bury St Edmunds to Circular Tour

Bury St Edmunds Circular Tour of the surrounding villages.

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This cycle ride is Approx 19 miles long taking you out from the historic market town of Bury St Edmunds into the surrounding countryside passing through some lovely rural village along the way before returning you to Bury St Edmunds. The route is based on ‘B’ roads and rural country lanes enabling you to enjoy the countryside hopefully without too much traffic.

Starting from The Tollgate pub, Fronham Road, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, IP32 6AX. From The Tollgate pub cycle to your right along Fronham Road away from the centre f Bury St Edmunds and towards the suburb of Fornham St Martin. After a few hundred yards the road changes its name to Thetford Road B1106, continue along this road for about half a mile where you will come to Fornham St Martin.

Continue to cycle along the B1106 through the village and after another three quarters of a mile you come to the village of Fornham St Genevieve.

Continue on the B1106 through the village and STRAIGHT ACROSS THE ROUNDABOUT.
As you leave the village you pass a line of trees on your left, and at the end of the trees the B1106 bends to the right. At this point you TURN LEFT along the country lane and follow the lane along through a wooded area and straight through the village of West Stow. West Stow has an Anglo-Saxon village where visitors may see reconstructed Anglo-Saxon houses, and often living history re-enactments of Dark Ages life.

Continue along the lane through West Stow and the road bends sharply to the right after which it comes to a junction with the B1106. At the junction CONTINUE STRAIGHT AHEAD along the B1106 and after about 400 yards it bends sharply to the right. As it does so YOU TURN LEFT along a country lane which takes you towards the village of Ampton.

Cycle along this lane and after about three quarters of a mile you come to the village of Ingham and the lane comes to a cross road junction with the A134. At the cross roads GO STRAIGHT ACROSS towards Ampton Straight after the cross roads you pass the disused Ingham Railway Station. Ingham railway station was a railway station in Ingham, Suffolk .It was on a route between Thetford and Bury St Edmunds which is now closed and after continuing along for approximately 500 yards you come to a ‘T’ junction at Ampton.

At the ‘T’ junction TURN RIGHT and cycle along the wooded lane for about half a mile where you come to Timworth Green at the end of the woods. At the cross roads at Timworth Green TURN LEFT along the lane and follow the lane as it twists and turns keep bearing to the left towards the village of Great Livermere. As you cycle along this country lane you will see Ampton Water (a large lake) on your left. As you approach Great Livermere after about a mile and a half you come to a ‘T’ junction. At the ‘T’ junction TURN RIGHT along The Street in the direction of the village of Great Barton.
Cycle along this road for about a mile and then TURN RIGHT on to Livermere Road. Cycle along Livermere Road for about 1 mile where you come to the outskirts of Great Barton and a cross road junction with Mill Road B1106.

At this junction TURN RIGHT towards Bury ST Edmunds and follow the road across the junction with the A134 and into the village of Fornham St Genevieve. At the roundabout in the village TURN LEFT B1106 and follow it for about three quarters of a mile where it brings you back to The Tollgate pub, the start/finish of your ride.

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