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The south front of Wimpole Hall, Cambridgeshire, seen across the park
Explore Wimpole's parkland and beyond on this cycle trail | © National Trust Images / Andrew Butler

Wimpole Cycle Challenge

Enjoy exploring a little further afield from Wimpole with this route designed specially for cyclists looking for more of a challenge. The trail is all on-road and contains a few steep climbs along the way.

Total steps: 11

Total steps: 11

Start point

Stable Block, grid ref: TL336509

Step 1

From the main car park head out on the Estate road past the hall and continue through the grounds to the ornate main park gates. Turn left onto the road then immediately right into Arrington village. Follow the road until you reach a T-junction.

Step 2

Turn right and continue up the steep Croydon Hill. Follow the road past rolling fields until you reach the village of Gamlingay.

Step 3

Turn right onto church lane and continue to a junction with the church on your left. Turn right at the junction and follow the road past some thatched cottages and out of the village. The road will head steadily uphill and eventually reach another junction.

Step 4

At the junction, turn left and head into the village of Little Gransden. Take a right-hand turning and you will eventually come to the old Great Gransden Post Mill. The road turns back on itself at the mill and then heads into Great Gransden.

Step 5

Turn right down Sand Road and then right again onto Caxton Road.

Step 6

Once in Caxton, stay on this road and it will bend round to the left and over a roadbridge towards Bourn. You will come to a T-junction where you have to turn right and head into the village of Bourn.

Step 7

Follow the main road through the village of Bourn and where it splits take the left-hand branch and follow it out onto a slightly busier road.

Step 8

Continue into Haslingfield and take the right-hand turning up Chapel Hill. You will now climb steeply and then descend past the old cement works into the village of Barrington with its well-kept village green.

Step 9

Head down this road for a short distance and keep an eye out for a right-hand turning signposted to Kingston. You now follow this lane through Kingston, Great Eversden and Little Eversden, eventually reaching a crossroads with the A603. Take care when crossing over this junction and head through the village of Harlton.

Step 10

Once past the village green, just past the Royal Oak pub on your left, take a right turn down Orwell Road. In Orwell, turn left opposite the church and follow the lane until it meets the A603 again.

Step 11

It's now a case of turning left onto the main road and then the next right to reach Wimpole again.

End point

Stable Block, grid ref: TL336509

Trail map

Wimpole Cycle Challenge map
Wimpole Cycle Challenge map | © Crown copyright and database rights 2013 Ordnance Survey

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Enjoy an invigorating cycle challenge through the rolling Cambridgeshire countryside around Wimpole Estate, passing through leafy bridleways and arable fields.

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