Route 11 will connect Harlow in Essex with Wigginhall St Germans in Norfolk via Cambridge and Ely. This route travels through the Fens, famous for its extensive network of rivers and home to a variety of wildlife. This flat, peaceful landscape is perfect for a relaxed cycling holiday.

Once it is complete Route 11 of the National Cycle Network will connect Harlow in Essex with Wigginhall St Germans in Norfolk via Cambridge and Ely. Harlow to Stanstead Mountfitchet and Waterbeach to Wicken are still under development, as is a link to Saffron Walden.

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 Route 51 via Bottisham and Burwell.

Route 11 follows a mixture of on-road and traffic-free routes from Harlow to Cambridge and on to Wigginhall St Germans. For some stretches you cycle alongside the River Cam. There is also a lovely stretch of traffic-free cycling along the Fen Rivers Way between Barway and Ely.

The Fens is a great place for a cycling trip. It is a remarkably flat, mostly agricultural area located between the cathedral city of Peterborough and the university town of Cambridge. You can travel on Route 11 to the interesting university city of Cambridge, where there are plenty of sights to enjoy. The Fens is renowned for its wildlife and extensive network of rivers.

Please note

We have taken all responsible steps to ensure that these routes are safe and achievable by people with a reasonable level of fitness. However, all outdoor activities involve a degree of risk. To the extent permitted by law, Sustrans accepts no responsibility for any accidents or injury resulting from following these routes. Walking and cycling routes change over time. Weather conditions may also affect path surfaces. Please use your own judgement when using the routes based upon the weather and the ability, experience and confidence levels of those in your group.

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The Route 11 is part of the National Cycle Network, cared for by Sustrans. Your donation today will help keep the Network safe and open for everyone to enjoy.

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