Route 53 of the National Cycle Network is a 22.3-mile stretch connecting the cathedral city of Peterborough to the historic market town of Oundle, famous for its Georgian streetscapes and impressive limestone buildings.

Leaving Cotterstock, the route takes you over the River Nene and through the historic village of Warmington. Warmington has a fantastic water mill which is now a retail showroom which is well worth a visit. You can also take a slight detour from Warmington across the flood plains to Fotheringhay, a historic medieval village where Mary, Queen of Scots was executed in 1587.

From here you travel to Haddon, crossing the A1 before travelling into the residential area of Peterborough called Orton Waterville and past the Ortongate Shopping Centre. 

The route then travels through the residential area of Woodston and into the centre of Peterborough. Here the route links with Route 12 and also the Peterborough Green Wheel route - a network of routes in and around the city created as part of a Millennium project.

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.

Please help us protect this route

Route 53 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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