Route 11

Route Description

National Route 11 of the National Cycle Network will connect Harlow in Essex with Wigginhall St Germans (south of King's Lynn) in Norfolk via Cambridge and Ely. Harlow to Stanstead Mountfitchet and Waterbeach to Wicken are still under development, along with a link to Saffron Walden.

The route is described here from Stanstead Mountfitchet to Wigginhall St Germans but is signed in both directions. 
                                   
The route is open from Stansted Mountfitchet to Cambridge via Ickleton as far north as Waterbeach, and between Wicken Fen and Wigginhall St Germans. It is possible to stay on the National Cycle Network and avoid the gap in the route between Waterbeach and Wicken Fen by using a section of National Route 51 via Bottisham and Burwell.

Currently the route is 91 miles long.

Route Sections

1. Harlow to Cambridge
Aside from a standalone traffic-free section between Sawbridgeworth and Spellbrook, the route begins in Stanstead Mountfitchet and follows minor roads as far north as Whittlesford. From here the route is predominately traffic-free into south Cambridge, then following a combination of on-road and traffic-free sections into the city centre.

Map: South Cambridgeshire, Beds & Herts Cycle Map shows Harlow to Ely via Cambridge.

2. Cambridge to Wigginhall St Germans
National Route 11 follows the traffic-free Fen Rivers Way/ Hailing Way on the west side of the River Cam as far as Waterbeach, where due to a missing bridge the route breaks, before beginning again to the south of the Rover Cam. Until this link is complete, for a continuous NCN route follow National Route 51, which leaves Cambridge on the east side of the river, heading across Ditton Meadows and directly east to Bottisham. You can link back to Route 11 near Burwell. National Route 11 then continues to Wigginhill St Germans (just south of King's Lynn) predominately on minor roads excepting a long section of traffic-free along the Fen Rivers Way between Barway and Ely.

Map: South Cambridgeshire, Beds & Herts Cycle Map shows Harlow to Ely via Cambridge. The Fens Cycle Map shows all sections of Route 11 north of Ely.

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Latitude: 
52.24714204627654
Longitude: 
0.2018733417968388
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National Route 11 of the National Cycle Network will connect Harlow in Essex with Wigginhall St Germans (south of King's Lynn) in Norfolk via Cambridge and Ely. Harlow to Stanstead Mountfitchet and Waterbeach to Wicken are still under development, along with a link to Saffron Walden.