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Walkers in warm coats and hats walk their dog through autumn leaves, with the white boarded exterior of Lode Mill, Cambridgeshire, in the distance
Autumn walks at Lode Mill in Cambridgeshire | © National Trust Images/James Dobson
Cambridgeshire

Lode dog-walking trail from Anglesey Abbey

A varied 2-mile walk from Anglesey Abbey that includes fine views of Lode Mill, a section through a copse of trees as well as a stretch by a disused railway line followed by an ancient watercourse, and finally though the village of Lode and back to Anglesey Abbey. Ideal for families.

Please note

Dogs (with the exception of assistance dogs) are not allowed in the house or gardens at Anglesey Abbey.

Total steps: 14

Total steps: 14

Start point

Anglesey Abbey car park, grid ref: TL532622

Step 1

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

Step 2

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

Step 3

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.

Step 4

At the T-junction of paths, turn left and follow the narrow path to Lode Mill.

Step 5

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

The Mill Race at Lode Mill
The Mill Race at Lode Mill | © Michael Graham

Step 6

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

Step 7

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.

Step 8

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.

Lode Mill in Cambridgeshire, across the fields from the old railway track
Lode Mill, across the fields from the old railway track | © Michael Graham

Step 9

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.

Step 10

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

Step 11

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

Step 12

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.

Step 13

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

Step 14

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

End point

Anglesey Abbey car park, grid ref: TL532622

Trail map

Anglesey Abbey dog walking trail map
Anglesey Abbey dog walking trail map | © Crown copyright and database rights 2013 Ordnance Survey

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