GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Brampton Wood

2 miles (2.5 km)

These ancient woods near Huntingdon consist of 326 acres with lots of nice walking trails and interesting flora and fauna.
Look out for 280 species of fern, conifer, flowering plant and trees. There are lots of pretty flowers in the spring and summer months such as bluebells,primroseand violets. It's great for wildlife too with several species of butterfly including Brown Argus,White AdmiralandPurple Hairstreak. Also look out for Hazel Dormouse and Muntjacdeer.
To extend your walk you could visit the nearby Grafham Water. There's a great walking and cycling trail running around the lake with lots of water loving birdlife to look out for on the way. You can reach Brampton Wood and Grafham Water by cycling along National Cycle Route 12 which runs past the southern edge of the woods. This runs all the way to Huntingdon, passing Hinchingbrooke Country Park on the way. There is also a car park at the southern edge of the woods just off the Brampton Road.

Postcode

PE28 0UR - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

Brampton Wood OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Brampton Wood Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Pubs/Cafes

Head into Brampton village and you could visit the Black Bull. The historic inn dates back to the 16th century and is housed in a timber framed building. Samuel Pepys used to drink here and was the local magistrate. Next door is the Brampton Parish Church, founded in Norman times and opposite is the Manor House, now a Cheshire Home.
They serve good food and can be found at postcode PE28 4PF.

Dog Walking

The woods are a fine place for a dog walk though you are requested to keep them on leads due to the nesting birds. The Black Bull mentioned above is also dog friendly.

Photos

Brampton Wood - geograph.org.uk - 1552625

A woodland ride through Brampton Wood

Bridleway by Brampton Wood - geograph.org.uk - 1552636

Bridleway by the wood

Looking north to Brampton wood - geograph.org.uk - 485723

Looking north to Brampton wood

Track through Brampton Wood - geograph.org.uk - 2994234

The wood in summer

Brampton Village Green - geograph.org.uk - 311744

Brampton Village Green. A view of the village which lies just east of the woods. Owned by the Parish Council and used for many village events. In a conservation area and surrounded by a number of listed buildings. The pond was filled-in in 1955. The size and shape suggests that it was probably used for longbow practice at one time.

Bridleway from Brampton Wood - geograph.org.uk - 311796

Bridleway from the wood to the village. The double hedge would suggets that this is an old droving route. It is still well used and popular with horse riders. This section is between Brampton village and Brampton Wood, a Wildlife Trust Reserve and SSSI. The view is towards Brampton village.

Video

GPS Files

GPX File

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Memory Map Route

Brampton Wood.mmo (On Desktop:Right Click>'Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold >Share>Save to Files)