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.
Calculated time is computed with the distance, the height difference, and an average speed of 2.2 mph. For an intermediate walker, this time includes small breaks.
(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)
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
Here you'll find the home of the Shepreth Wildlife Park.
Visorando and this author cannot be held responsible in the case of accidents or problems occuring on this walk.
From Foxton Railway Station you can take in the sights of Foxton - the Dovecot, Foxton Wood, St Laurence Church and the White Horse Pub.
From Meldreth Station, this circular walk takes you past two churches, through the Melwood Nature Reserve and past the British Queen Pub.
Walk along the river Mel, river Rhee (Cam) and river Shep. Passing the Royal Oak Barrington, the Plough Shepreth and the Green Man Dunsbridge Turnpike.
A circular walk from Histon to Girton and beyond. Through woods, across fields and on a variety of tracks and roads.
A surprisingly rural walk on the outskirts of Cambridge, seeing the Histon and Oakington parish churches and an ancient oak. Occasional glimpses of guided buses hurtling along.
A largely rural walk through three villages near Cambridge with interesting churches. One section passes an old airfield being developed as the new town of Northstowe.
A pleasant circular Hertfordshire walk starting from the village of Aspenden near Buntingford. The route featues an abandoned village, a Roman Road and a moated house. Aspenden has pub for those requiring refreshment at the end of the walk.
For more walks, use our search engine.
The GPS track and description are the property of the author.