For the month of November the routes for the Living Sport Festival of Running 5km, 10km and 10 mile races will be marked out at Nene Park in Peterborough. When visiting Nene Park please be considerate of others, follow the Park Code and adhere to the latest Government guidance.

If you'd like to download a GPX file for any of the the routes these are available via the plotaroute.com links below.

5km Route (Run and Wheelchair Route)

The 5km route follows brown arrow markers and starts close to the café and information Centre at Ferry Meadows. From the start marker head back towards the car park, across the miniature railway line and turn immediately right and follow the path around the edge of Coney Meadow (with the car park on your left hand side). At the end of the car park follow the path which is alongside the road. 

Take care when you cross the road by Lynch Farm Bridge and follow the middle path ahead of you. This disappears into the woods and you need to come off the bridleway onto the path that runs alongside it – you should now have Gunwade Lake on your right hand side and you follow this path alongside the lake, over Swallow Bridge. You eventually get to the Pontoon bridge on your right hand side.  Cross this, follow the path as you pass Lakeside Café and Nene Outdoors on your right hand side. Shortly after the picnic area the path turns right, zig zags and you are back beside Lynch Farm Bridge. You now cross the road again and follow the path to the Ferry Meadows car park and back to where you started to complete the route.

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10km Route 

The 10km route follows blue arrow markers and starts close to Ferry Meadows café and information centre. Run with Overton and Gunwade Lakes on your left hand side before you reach Nene Valley Railway beside Lynch Farm Bridge. Run parallel with this on your right hand side, taking care when crossing Ham Lane - the main entrance into Ferry Meadows.  

Turn left at the sculpture and seat (just before the level crossing – don’t cross the railway line) across Goldie Bridge and continue alongside the River Nene. Cross Ham Bridge, turn right and cross Bluebell Bridge and up into the woods before a turning left further into Bluebell Woods and towards Milton Ferry Bridge. Be careful along here as there is a sharp drop at one point.

Over Milton Ferry Bridge to Gunwade Lake where you turn right. You now follow the paths circling Gunwade Lake keeping it on your left hand side the whole time until you pass Lakeside Café. You then follow the path to the right after the car park and picnic area alongside the miniature railway (on your right hand side, Lynch Lake on your left hand side) back to the finish.

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10 Mile Route 

The 10 mile route follows green arrow markers and starts close to the Ferry Meadows café and information centre. The route circles Overton and Gunwade Lakes (on your left hand side) before you reach Nene Valley Railway beside Lynch Farm Bridge. Run parallel with this on your right hand side, taking care when crossing Ham Lane (the main entrance into Ferry Meadows) and also when you cross over the railway line twice as you head down to Orton Mere and Thorpe Meadows. You cross into Thorpe Meadow by Orton Lock, under Nene Parkway, and then round the Rowing Lake and behind the Rowing Club on the way back close to the Longthorpe Parkway.

Passing back under Nene Parkway you now turn right (you’re just at halfway) and continue through the woods below the Parkway and with the Thorpe Wood Golf Course on your left hand side, joining Thorpe Wood Road for a short while. Turn left at the first opportunity (Golf Course still on your left hand side just before the business park) and come back into Nene Park, before turning right to Bluebell Wood and towards Milton Ferry Bridge. Be careful along here as there is a sharp drop at one point.

Over Milton Ferry Bridge and to Gunwade Lake where you turn left and go the opposite way from earlier around the two lakes. As you come over Ham Bridge turn left and run alongside the River Nene and then turn right after Goldie Bridge. You are back alongside Nene Valley Railway but this time going in the opposite direction. Careful across Ham Lane again and this time as you get to Lynch Farm Bridge take the path to the right alongside the road, with then a turn left and then turn right. Follow this – you are now on the inside of Gunwade Lake, past Lakeside Café and Bar and then follow the miniature railway (on your right hand side, Lynch Lake on your left hand side) back to the finish.

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