A Walk Around Shepreth

See all the sights of Shepreth : Docwras Manor Garden, the Crossing House Garden, Shepreth L-Moor (SSSI), Shepreth Church, The Plough, The Teacake and Shepreth Wildlife Park.

Technical sheet
No. 7730234
A Shepreth walk posted on 14/04/21 by MSFCRP. Update : 14/04/21
Calculated time Calculated time: 0h50[?]
Distance Distance : 1.85mi
Vertical gain Vertical gain : 13ft
Vertical drop Vertical drop : 13ft
Highest point Highest point : 75ft
Lowest point Lowest point : 59ft
Easy Difficulty : Easy
Back to starting point Back to starting point : Yes
Walking Walking
Location Location : Shepreth
Starting point Starting point : N 52.114659° / E 0.033213°
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Description

(D/A) From Shepreth Station, walk towards the village along Station Road. Turn right onto Meldreth Road and visit Docwra’s Manor Garden, where an old farmyard has been converted into a series of enclosures, overflowing with plants, open Weds & Fridays 10am – 4pm, and the first Sunday of the Month. Continue along Meldreth Road until just before the level crossing. Here you can enjoy the Crossing House Garden, open every day. These were the gardens of the crossing keeper. When the crossing was made automatic in 1959 the house was sold, but the garden continues to be cultivated – a delight in Spring and Summer. Continue over the crossing, along Meldreth Road.

(1) Turn left into Shepreth L-Moor, a site of special scientific interest. A combination of scrub areas, a chalk stream and pollarded willows along the boundaries, has led to the rich diversity of flowers and insects that makes the site so special. Cross under the railway line in the brick built tunnel. Continue diagonally across the L-Moor and exit through the kissing gate, then follow the lane towards Shepreth Church. All Saints Church is an ancient edifice of brick and flint in the Early English style, Grade II * Listed.

(2) Past the church, turn left onto the High Street. It's a short stroll to the Plough a village pub with big ideas. Live music, art exhibitions and fresh seasonal food are all on the menu. Alternatively, from the Plough, continue on to the junction of High Street and Meldreth Road, where you will find the Teacake, a traditional, quintessentially English tearoom set in a 1660 thatched cottage with walled tea garden.

(3) From the triangle junction, take Station Road back towards Shepreth Railway Station.(D/A)

Waypoints :
D/A : mi 0 - alt. 62ft - Shepreth Railway Station
1 : mi 0.71 - alt. 62ft - Shepreth L-Moor
2 : mi 1.33 - alt. 75ft - All Saints Church Shepreth
3 : mi 1.61 - alt. 72ft - The Teacake Shepreth
D/A : mi 1.85 - alt. 62ft - Shepreth Railway Station

Useful Information

Here you'll find the home of the Shepreth Wildlife Park.

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