Cycling

Cycling trail

Houghton Mill, St Ives and the Hemingfords Cycle Route - Cambridgeshire

Cycling trail

Enjoy a couple of hours delightful cycling through picturesque meadows from Houghton Mill to the historic town of St Ives and back through the charming villages of Hemingford Grey and Hemingford Abbots.

A family cycling together

Map

Houghton Mill - St Ives and the Hemingfords Cycle Trail

Start:

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Take the path diagonally across Houghton Mill car park and through the kissing gate and turn right into the narrow path called Love Lane.

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An old picture of Hougton Mill

2

At the end of the path turn left and in a few yards you will come to Thicket Road. Turn right onto Thicket Road and follow it straight on until it becomes a path and cycle way.

3

Continue on this path alongside the river to St Ives to come out opposite All Saints' Parish Church. Holt Island Nature Reserve is over the bridge to your right. Follow Church Street and Church Place around All Saints' church yard and turn right onto Ramsey Road.

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An old picture of the Norris Museum in St. Ives, Huntingdonshire

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After a short distance Ramsey Road becomes The Waits. Cycle along the Waits, past the Norris Museum into The Broadway until you get to the Victoria Memorial. Take the one way street ahead of you to the left (Crown Street).

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The Broadway St. Ives, Huntingdonshire and Victoria's Memorial

5

Take the first right hand turn down Bridge Street and go over the old bridge.

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St. Ives Bridge in the 1880's

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After crossing the river Great Ouse, Bridge Street becomes London Road. Continue past the Dolphin Hotel on your right and continue along London Road until you reach a crossroads.

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At the crossroads turn right onto Hemingford Road. Follow this road around until it becomes St Ives Road, you will pass Hemingford Grey Primary School on your right.

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Continue to follow St Ives Road until it becomes the High Street. Continue along the High Street past Hemingford Grey Post Office to the Cock PH.

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Immediately after the Cock PH turn sharp left onto Braggs Lane. Continue a short distance until you come to a crossroads.

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At the crossroads turn right onto Manor Road. Follow this road until it becomes the High Street.

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Continue along the High Street past the Axe and Compass PH and on to Common Lane.

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Continue along Common Lane and turn right into Meadow Lane beside the post box. Follow Meadow Lane over the Black Bridge. Cross Hemingford Meadow to a lock. Dismount and walk back through Houghton Mill.

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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. Open daily 10.30am - 5pm (9.30am on Sundays).

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Scones with jam and cream served at a National Trust café

End:

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Houghton Mill, St Ives and the Hemingfords Cycle Route - Cambridgeshire

Contact us

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

Tel. 01480 301494

Email: houghtonmill@nationaltrust.org.uk

Houghton Mill, St Ives and the Hemingfords Cycle Route - Cambridgeshire

How to get here

Address
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, St Ives and the Hemingfords Cycle Route - Cambridgeshire

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.