Dog-walking trail, Lode, Cambridgeshire

Walking trail

A pleasant short, but varied walk, which includes fine views of Lode Mill, a path through a copse, an ancient watercourse, a short stretch of a long-closed railway line and village houses. Ideal for families.

Please note that dogs (with the exception of assistance dogs) are unfortunately not allowed in the house or gardens at Anglesey Abbey.


Anglesey Abbey - Dog Walking Trail


Anglesey Abbey car park, grid ref: TL532622


Turn left (north) along the paved path as you leave the Visitor Centre; then follow the footpath as it skirts the left hand side of the Anglesey Abbey car park, with a hedge on your left.


At a path junction with a waymark post keep straight ahead between hedges.


As you emerge into a grassy paddock turn half left towards a tennis court; pass this on the left hand side and continue past allotments to a T junction of paths


At the T junction of paths, turn left, following the narrow path to Lode Mill.

Image of Lode Mill at point 4 on Anglesey Abbey Dog walking trail


Walk past the mill and keeping straight ahead, cross the wooden bridge over the mill race. Follow the signed path in the Quy Fen direction along the field edge path, keeping a copse of trees on your left.

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Mill Race at Lode Mill near Anglesey Abbey, Cambridgeshire.


Continue on the path ahead as it enters a woodland belt.

Path from Lode Mill towards Woodland Belt on Anglesey Abbey Dog walking trail


After about 30 yards you will come to a T junction in the paths. Turn right here, and continue the short distance to the edge of the trees where you meet a major track; this is the former Cambridge to Mildenhall railway line.

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view of the old Cambridge to Mildenhall railway track on Anglesey Abbey Dog walking trail


Turn right onto the old railway track which stretches ahead through a large field, and continue to the corner of the field until reaching a metal gate.

A view of Lode Mill across fields from old railway track


Don’t go through this gate, but turn right onto a broad field edge path. For a short distance there is a hedge on your left, soon changing to trees screening ancient Quy Water. Follow the path back to the bridge by Lode Mill.

A view across fields from Anglesey Abbey Dog walking trail


Turn left and cross the bridge - there is a very good view from here.


Turn left down the lane, into Lode Village bearing right. You'll pass a number of typical Fen edge village cottages.


Before reaching a T junction with the main village road, look out for a ‘Public Footpath’ sign on your right. Turn here along a narrow alleyway, which soon opens out to allotments. Continue ahead past the allotments on your right and then a paddock. (The land on your left beyond the hedge is the nursery garden for Anglesey Abbey). Keep straight on, passing to the right of the building ahead, to Abbey Lane.


Before reaching Abbey lane, turn right, and after a short distance you will come to a T junction of footpaths.


Turn left and follow the path back to the Anglesey Abbey Visitor Centre. You will see the Anglesey Abbey car park on your left.


Anglesey Abbey Car Park

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Dog-walking trail, Lode, Cambridgeshire


This walk takes you along flat grass paths which may be muddy at times. It also passes along paved streets in a village where dogs should be kept on a lead and, for part of the walk, it passes very close to open water. This walk is ideal for dog owners.

Dog-walking trail, Lode, Cambridgeshire

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Dog-walking trail, Lode, Cambridgeshire

How to get here

Quy Road, Lode, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB25 9EJ
By train

Cambridge station, 6 miles

By road

6 miles north-east of Cambridge on B1102. Signposted from A14, junction 35

By foot

Harcamlow Way from Cambridge

By bus

Stagecoach route 10 from Cambridge. Alight at Lode Crossroads.

By bicycle

NCN51, 1¼ miles. View local cycle routes on the National Cycle Network website

Dog-walking trail, Lode, Cambridgeshire

Facilities and access

  • A family-friendly walk
  • W.C's : In the Visitor Centre
  • Parking : Free 50 yds
  • Food and Drink : Restaurant in Visitor Centre
  • Shopping : NT Gift Shop; Second-hand book shop.