Ouse Washes Tigers – The Route

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THE ROUTE

Ouse Washes Walk Run CycleThe 10K run takes place on a track located on a narrow strip of land adjacent to the Old Bedford River and River Delph  between Welney Village and Welches Dam.

The track is predominantly straight and flat but has shingle in parts. It is approx 2.75m wide, with grassy aprons either side in places.

Towards the end of the track it deviates to the left and over a bridge next to the pumping station, and then turns right over the bridge and right again to the car park.

The 44Km Cycle Ride. The transition point is at RSPB Welches Dam, where the cycling element commences. The public road takes cyclists to Purls Bridge where they turn left at the Ship Inn. The road continues and then a right turn into Straight Road and a right turn at the T junction into Park Road takes cyclists into Manea. At the T junction the route bears right into the High Street and then left into Station Road. A right turn then takes cyclists up Wisbech Road and thence into Fifty Road and Padgetts Road, where a right turn into Church Road  takes cyclists through Christchurch and into Halfpenny Toll Road. The route continues into Silt Road and picks up the A1122 in Nordelph, where it continues on to Salters Lode and the Outskirts of Downham Market where it continues to the Denver right hand turn into Downham Road and then right again into Sluice Road. This road is followed over Denver Sluice past Jenyns Arms where is joins Ten Mile Bank. This road is followed through Ten Mile Bank Village and takes a right hand turn at Modney Bridge into Station Road, which is followed back to the Welney Wetlands Trust Complex, where the cycles will be racked and the final 100m then sprinted to the finish near to the reception area of the main building.

 

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

The Ely-Hereward Rotary Club would like to thank the following Organisations for their help and support, without which this event would not have been made possible