Walking

Walking trail

Houghton Mill - Houghton Meadows walk, Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire

Walking trail

A short walk past the remains of the old Huntingdon branch line viaduct, around the unspoilt and tranquil water meadows with wonderful views across to the Hemingfords.

An ideal walk with the family and the dog....

Map

Map route for Houghton Meadows walk

Start:

Houghton Mill, grid ref: TL281720

1

From Houghton Mill head towards the tea-room and along the river past the car park and Camp site and through a gate at the end of the field.

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View of Houghton Mill looking back from the gate at point 1 of Houghton Meadows walk.

2

Go across the first field and over a small bridge.

3

Continue on and cross a bridge to your right.

4

Cross a further two bridges, the second of which goes over the back stream weir from the Ouse.

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View of what remains of old railway viaduct at point 4 of Houghton Meadows walk

5

Follow the river through two fields and to another bridge. You can shorten your walk by turning left after crossing this bridge and following the green route to point 8 at the Trout Stream Bridge.

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View across Houghton Meadows on the Houghton Meadows walk

6

Continue across the fields with the river to your right until you come to a large weir.

7

Continue along the riverside until you reach the Trout Stream, follow the path around to the left

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View of Hemingford Grey on the Houghton Meadows walk

8

Continue around the meadow keeping the stream to your right until you come to a gate and a bridge.

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View across the stream at point 8 on the Houghton Meadows walk

9

Head down the lane until you come to a pump house opposite a road.

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View of old railway embankment on Houghton Meadows walk

10

Turn left down Thicket Road until you reach the large gates of The Elms.

11

At the gates turn left and immediately right down a footpath enclosed on both sides.

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Love Lane on the Houghton Meadows walk leads back to Houghton Mill

12

Continue down the path until you come to a gate on your left. Go through the gate and bear right to return to Houghton Mill.

End:

Houghton Mill, grid ref: TL281720

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Houghton Mill - Houghton Meadows walk, Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire

Terrain

Easy riverside walk along flat terrain. Suitable for dogs on leads.

Houghton Mill - Houghton Meadows walk, Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire

Contact us

Houghton Mill - Houghton Meadows walk, Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire

How to get here

Address
Houghton Mill, Mill St, Houghton, Huntingdon, Cambs PE28 2AZ
By train

Nearest station is in Huntingdon. Contact Cambridgeshire County Council's Public Transport Section for details: (01223) 717740

By road

National Trust pay and display car park (free for members) at Houghton Mill. Follow brown signs from A1123

By foot

On the Ouse Valley Way

By bus

Bus station in St Ives and the Huntingdon - St. Ives bus service regularly stops at Houghton.

By bicycle

National Cycle Network Route 51 between Huntingdon and St Ives

Houghton Mill - Houghton Meadows walk, Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire

Facilities and access

  • WC's : Adjoining tea room
  • Food and drink : Riverside National Trust tea room serving cakes, light lunches and beverages.
  • Shopping : Gift Shop selling freshly-ground Houghton Mill wholemeal flour.
  • Parking, 20 yards, £2.50 (pay & display) - free to National Trust members
  • Dogs on leads in grounds only
  • Baby-changing facilities
  • Mobility park in main car park, 20 yards
  • Accessible route around grounds. Level tarmac surface from drop-off point to ground floor entrance, through mill to nearby lock