Kings Lynn to Wisbech

King’s Lynn to Wisbech

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This ride is approximately 18 miles long and takes you from the football stadium at King’s Lynn out across the Fenlands and Broads of Norfolk, through rural villages using country lanes and ‘B’ roads to make your cycle ride more enjoyable. Very Flat. Some beautiful views along the route to Wisbech.

Starting from The Walks Stadium on Tennyson Road, situated near to the centre of King’s Lynn. Cycle along Tennyson Road B1144 to the right away from the stadium and after a short distance the road changes its name to Vancouver Road. Continue along the road for a few hundred yards and you will come to a roundabout.

At the roundabout TAKE THE SCOND EXIT along the road which runs parallel to the water tributary on your right. Follow this road for about half a mile straight over two small roundabouts as it twists and turns along the way. Then you will reach a large roundabout at a junction with the A47 and A148.

At this roundabout you GO STRAIGHT across the roundabout  which takes you in the direction of the village of Saddlebow.
Continue to cycle along this road towards Saddlebow and as you do you will come to a small roundabout after a third of a mile. At the roundabout TAKE THE FIRST EXIT along Low Road which will take you to the village of Saddlebow after about half a mile.
As you leave the village keep cycling along the same road and it will take you to the village of Wiggenhall St Germans. AS you enter the village the road will bend sharply to the right and take you across a bridge over the river.

Once over the bridge you will come to a ‘T’ junction. At the junction TURN RIGHT along School Road and then SECOND LEFT onto Sluice Road.

Follow Sluice Road for few hundred yards and it will take you over another bridge and into the village of Wiggenhall St Mary The Virgin When you have crossed the bridge and in the village you come to a cross roads at the cross roads TURN LEFT along Common Road.
As you cycle along Common Road you will have the waterway on your left hand side and after about three quarters of a mile you will come to a ‘T’ junction. At the junction TURN RIGHT and THEN FIRST left along a Gravel bank lane. Follow Gravel bank Lane to its end about a mile and at the ‘T’ junction TURN RIGHT AND THEN IMMEDIATE LEFT onto Low Road which will take you into the village of Fen End (St John’s Fen End).

At the centre of the village you TURN LEFT onto Smeeth Road and cycle along Smeeth Road for about three quarters of a mile where Smeath Road comes to a cross road. At the cross roads you TURN RIGHT onto Walton Road. Follow Walton Road for three quarters of a mile where it changes its name to St Paul’s Road.

Continue to cycle along St Paul’s Road as it twists and turns along its way. After about 800 yards St Paul’s Road bends sharply to the left, follow St Paul’s Road around the bend and to the nearby roundabout.

At the roundabout GO STRAIGHT ACROSS the roundabout along Lynn Road B198 which takes into Wisbech.

After about a mile and three quarters you will come to a roundabout at the centre of Wisbech, GO STRAIGHT across the roundabout keeping to the B198 ( Nene Quay) and after about 300 yards TURN RIGHT across the bridge to the other side of the River Nene.

Once across the bridge TURN LEFT AND THEN IMMEDIATE RIGHT. Cycle along this road for approx 120 yards and then TURN LEFT along Chapel Road and as you turn you will see the car park for Pocket Park on your right hand side. TURN RIGHT into the car park, the end of your ride…

Interesting facts.
Wisbech Castle was built in 1086 and in Tudor times was used as a prison.
According to records on 27th June 1970 two inches of rain fell in Wisbech in twelve minutes.

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