Our Calorie Calculator estimates how many Calories you will burn using Metabolic Equivalent (MET) values from Compendium of Physical Activities. The Compendium idenitifes the relative energy cost of undertaking various activities compared with doing nothing. We then combine this with your weight and the estimated duration of the activity, taking into account the length of the route and the hills involved, to estimate the total Calories burned.
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The 5km route starts close to the café and Shop / Information Centre at Ferry Meadows and you run past these 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 want 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. Until 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 want to cross the road again and follow the path back the ferry meadows car park and back to the start which is the finish.
Please be careful to observe all signs for rights of way when following other people's routes, as we cannot guarantee that they do not cross private or hazardous land.
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