Wimpole Cycle Trail

Cycling trail

Wimpole Estate is set in the quiet Cambridgeshire countryside and is surrounded by rolling fields, small picturesque villages and farmland. This trail takes you on woodland track, arable fields and bridleways; all the variety and beauty Wimpole has to offer with the speed and fun of a good cycle challenge.


Wimpole Cycle Map


Stable Block, grid ref: TL336509


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

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

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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.


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.


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.


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.


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


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

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Victoria Drive at Wimpole


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.


Stable Block, grid ref: TL336509

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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)

SAT NAV: Entrance is on the A603 not A1198, follow the brown tourist signs.

By foot

Wimpole Way from Cambridge; Harcamlow Way.

By bus

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.

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Facilities and access

  • Parking: Free NT car park.
  • Food and drink: Old Rectory Restaurant and Farm Café.
  • Toilets: At Hardwicke Gate and Stable Block.
  • Shop selling local pottery, gifts, Wimpole rare breed meat and eggs, and produce.