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Arable fields at Wimpole
Ride through beautiful arable fields on this cycle trail | © C.Hayburn

Wimpole Cycle Trail

This cycling trail takes you through arable fields and leafy bridleways on woodland tracks, taking in all the variety and beauty the Wimpole Estate has to offer, with the added speed and fun of a good cycle challenge.

Total steps: 9

Total steps: 9

Start point

Stable Block, grid ref: TL336509

Step 1

Start by the Stable Block and head east along the old estate driveway.

Step 2

Head down the bridleway and past a farm on your left. The track will now get quite steep and is a test of stamina to get to the top without stopping! Eventually the track levels off and you will enjoy some fine views of the surrounding countryside.

Step 3

The track continues on and through a small copse to the edge of a field. Turn left and continue a short distance until you reach a gap in the hedgerow.

Step 4

Keeping to the right-hand side of the hedgerow, follow the trail along the edge of the field, through another hedge gap until you reach a right-hand turn. This is Mare Way, an unmade track, part of the Harcamlow way long-distance path.

Step 5

You now head quite steeply downhill (a good chance to get up some speed) and the track comes to a stop at a farm track, opposite a house.

Step 6

Turn left down the farm track and continue until you see a right-hand turn indicated on your right.

Step 7

Following this track along the edge of another field will eventually take you into Cobb's Wood.

A path through Cobb’s Wood at Wimpole
A path through Cobb’s Wood at Wimpole | © National Trust/Catherine Hayburn

Step 8

Turn left up the road for a short distance until you reach a bridleway on your right (just before Home Farm).

Step 9

You will be directed to turn right and follow the bridleway as it winds its way through the wood and back to the junction opposite Wimpole's main entrance at number 2.

End point

Stable Block, grid ref: TL336509

Trail map

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

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Wimpole Cycle Challenge 

This cycle route is especially designed for cyclists looking for a bit more of a challenge, and looking to explore a little further afield from the Wimpole Estate.

DistanceMiles: 28.0 (km: 44.8)

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