Summer at Houghton Mill

Houghton Mill is a perfect spot for picnics, walking, cycling and canoeing in the beautiful Cambridgeshire countryside this summer.

You can enjoy some of the region’s most picturesque waterways and villages from Houghton Mill via a network of tributaries or cycle and walking routes.  

The riverside at Houghton Mill is currently closed but there are footpaths along the mill pond into the meadows beyond. If you book into our car park, you can launch your own canoe onto the mill pond from the riverside opposite the historic mill. 

We have a grassy open area that is perfect for picnics and relaxing with your family or friends. Please remember to follow social distancing guidelines and take your rubbish home with you. 

Explore on foot, by bike or by boat

For nature lovers, there is a huge variety of wildlife to spot and coarse fishing is permitted (a National Rod License is essential). Our mini nature trail and den building area is a great place for children try out some of the ‘50 Things to do before you’re 11¾’. 

Takeaway treats 

Stop in at our tea room for takeaway hot and cold drinks, ice creams, a cream tea or a light snack to enjoy while you’re exploring the river and countryside around us. 

Visit our tea room page to see the new safety measures we have introduced and our takeaway menu.  

Family adventures 

Escape into the countryside with your family this summer and join us for an adventure! Our friendly campsite next to the River Great Ouse is now open. For more information visit our campsite page