Houghton Mill, Huntingdon and Godmanchester Cycle Route

Cycling trail

Enjoy a couple of hours delightful cycling from Houghton Mill to the historic towns of Huntingdon and Godmanchester, returning through picturesque meadows and charming village of Hemingford Abbots.

This route can be combined with the Houghton Mill, St Ives and the Hemingfords Cycle Route for a delightful 12 mile ride.


Houghton Mill, Huntingdon & Godmanchester cycle route


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Cycle from Houghton Mill up Mill Street to the clock tower in the centre of Houghton. From here take Huntingdon Road (the road in front of you to the left) and follow it around past the The Three Jolly Butchers PH and on to the junction with the A1123

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 An old painting of Houghton Mill c1906


Join the A1123 and cycle towards Huntingdon (this can be quite a busy road). You will pass Hartford Marina on your left. Continue on until you reach a roundabout.


Take the first exit at the roundabout on to Main Street (B1514).


Continue on the B1514 (Main Street) towards Godmanchester. (Main Street becomes Hartford Road and then Riverside Road as it follows the River Great Ouse). You will come to an old bridge that crosses the river to Godmanchester. This bridge is very narrow but there is a footbridge running parallel with it. Dismount if choose to use this footbridge. Cycle along the B1044 (The Avenue) towards Godmanchester.

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Godmanchester Steam Mill was built in 1863


Take the first turning on the left after the Old Bridge on to Park Lane.


At the end of Park Lane (with the Godmanchester Community Academy on your right) turn on to the the cycle path ahead of you. This will bring you out in East Chadley Lane.


At the end of East Chadley Lane turn left past the White Hart PH. onto the Cambridge Road (B1044). After a few hundred yards you will see a cycle path on your left (running parallel with the B1044). Turn on to the cycle path and follow it round to Cow Lane. You are now on NCN 51. Follow NCN 51 to Hemingford Abbots.


Shortly after entering the village of Hemingford Abbots on Common Lane you will see a turning on your left by a post box. Take this turning into Meadow Lane and continue over a bridge. Cross Hemingford Meadow to a lock. Dismount and walk back through Houghton Mill.


Welcome back - and now you deserve a treat! Perhaps a Miller's breakfast or delicious cream tea and a slice of cake in our cosy riverside tea-room. Please check for our seasonal opening times.

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Scones with jam and cream served at a National Trust café


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Houghton Mill, Huntingdon and Godmanchester Cycle Route

Contact us

Houghton Mill, Mill St, Houghton, Huntingdon, Cambs PE28 2AZ

Tel. 01480 301494

Email: houghtonmill@nationaltrust.org.uk

Houghton Mill, Huntingdon and Godmanchester Cycle Route

How to get here

Houghton Mill, Houghton, near Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire, 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, Huntingdon and Godmanchester Cycle Route

Facilities and access

  • Food and drink: Riverside Tea Room
  • WC's: At tea shop.
  • Shopping: Small shop selling Houghton wholemeal flour, souvenirs and second-hand books.
  • Parking: 20 yards pay and display 2016 £2. NT members free.