Wimpole Cobbs Wood farm walk, Wimpole Estate, Cambridgeshire

Walking trail

This walk is a great way for you to explore Wimpole's farmland and learn more about this working estate. Get to see some of the arable field; grazing pastures, and some of its animals. Even discover Wimpole's woodland belts.


Once in the woodland belts the terrain can get muddy. An ideal walk for active and adventurous families.


Map route for Wimpole Cobbs Wood farm walk


Stable Block, grid ref: TL336509


Starting by the Stable Block, walk east along the old estate driveway. After about 200m go through a black gate into the field on your left and head towards the red telephone box.

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An estate view of Wimpole Home Farm


The field you're currently walking through is used to graze livestock for Wimpole's Home Farm. Before reaching the telephone box bear left and go through the gate in the fence line and head for the kissing gate to the road.


Once through the gate you'll be in one of the farm's paddocks, home to the working shire horses. Cross over this paddock to the gate opposite. Exit near the phone box and cross the road - be careful, this road can be quite busy. Turn left and then right into the road with the wooden gates.


Continue along this road, look to your left as you walk and notice the gothic tower. Go over the bridge and pass Cobbs Wood farm.

Wimpole Estate, Cambridgshire


As you walk, notice the Halo chicken unit where our free-range chickens can produce more than 240 eggs a day. These eggs are sold in our shop. Keep going straight and then up the hill.

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Free Range chickens at Wimpole


Keeping to the path and while walking up the hill, the trees should appear to your left. Take the first left, which will be an opening into the forest belts.

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Wimpole's woodland


Keep walking along the forest belt path, eventually coming to a crossing. Turn left, but if you'd like to see the viewpoint keep going and take the next left, then come back the way you came.


Once you've taken the first left, walk down the hill towards the farm buildings (you'll be back at Cobbs Wood). At the end of the path turn right and go back the way you started the walk - towards the Stable Block.


Stable Block, grid ref: TL336509

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Wimpole Cobbs Wood farm walk, Wimpole Estate, Cambridgeshire


A well-marked route with a number of hills and gradients.

Dogs are welcome under close control. There are dog litter bins situated near the stable block and in the car park.

Wimpole Cobbs Wood farm walk, Wimpole Estate, Cambridgeshire

Contact us

Wimpole Cobbs Wood farm walk, Wimpole Estate, Cambridgeshire

How to get here

Wimpole Estate, Cambridgeshire, SG8 0BW
By train

Shepreth 5 miles (8km); Royston, with taxi service, 8 miles (12.8km).

By road

8 miles (12.8km) south-west of Cambridge (A603); 6 miles (9.6km) north of Royston (A1198).

By foot

Wimpole Way from Cambridge; Harcamlow Way.

By bus

It’s now even easier to get to us by bike - the BikeBus Explorer carries bikes and passengers on its route from Cambridge - Wimpole Estate - Gamlingay – Cambridge on Sundays and Bank Holiday Mondays.

Whippet 75 from Cambridge. Alight Arrington, then 1 mile walk; return bus from Orwell, a 2 mile (3.2km) walk. Bus subject to changes and cancellations. Please check with Whippet buses before you travel or call 01954 230011.

By bicycle

Cycle path to entrance from Orwell (A603).

Wimpole Cobbs Wood farm walk, Wimpole Estate, Cambridgeshire

Facilities and access

  • Parking at National Trust car park
  • Old Rectory Restaurant and Farm Café available for refreshments
  • Shop selling local pottery, gifts, Wimpole rare breed meat and eggs, and plant sales
  • Toilets in Stable Block
  • Dogs are welcome under close control