GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Witchford Walks

10 miles (16.6 km)

This small rural village is located just west of Ely in Cambridgeshire.
The settlement includes a decent local pub and a noteworthy 14th century church which is Grade II listed.
This circular walk from the village takes you through the countryside to visit the neighbouring villages of Witcham and Coveney. The route passes through the Fens along a series of 'Droves' or tracks.

Postcode

CB6 2HQ - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

Witchford OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Witchford Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Walks near Witchford

  • Ely - The cathedral city of Ely is a great place for walkers
  • Ouse Valley Way - Follow the River Great Ouse from the source at Brackley, Northamptonshire, to the mouth at The Wash at King's Lynn
  • Fen Rivers Way - This is a teriffic riverside walking route running from Cambridge to King's Lynn in Norfolk
  • Hereward Way - Starting in Oakham, in Rutland, follow the Herward Way through Stamford, Peterborough, Ely, and the Breckland forests to Thetford, in Norfolk
  • Wicken Fen - Enjoy a walk or cycle through the beautiful Wicken Fen Nature Reserve in Cambridgeshire
  • Downham Market - Enjoy a lovely riverside walk along the River Great Ouse in this attractive Norfolk town
  • Welney WWT - Enjoy waterside footpaths along the New Bedford River on this easy circular walk at the WelneyWetland Centre.
  • Lodes Way - This circular cycling trail runs through the Cambridgeshire Lodeson National Cycle Route 11 from the Wicken Fen Nature Reserve to Bottisham.
  • Anglesey Abbey - Explore 114 acres of beautiful gardens surrounding this Jacobean mansion in Cambridge
  • Soham - This pretty Cambridgeshire based town is located a few miles north east of the famous university city of Cambridge

Pubs/Cafes

Back in the village you can enjoy some post walk refreshment at the Village Inn. They have a large car park, a good menu and a pleasant garden area. You can find them at 80 Main Street with postcode CB6 2HQ.

Photos

Main Street, Witchford - geograph.org.uk - 2255004

Main Street, Witchford

High Street, Witcham - geograph.org.uk - 1708875

High Street, Witcham

Straight Drove - geograph.org.uk - 286233

Straight Drove. The many tracks and unmade roads in the Fens are known as 'droves'. Some droves and drainage ditches wind along the natural contours of the landscape, while others strike across it in straight lines drawn by civil engineers through the ages.

Coveney sign, village pound and lock-up. - geograph.org.uk - 286258

Coveney sign, village pound and lock-up. The village pound and lock-up have been restored recently. This is a combined facility to restrain both two- and four-legged strays, and was built around 1850. The lock-up door is offset to accommodate a bench for the inmate; the tiled roof conceals a robust brick arch to prevent escapes.

Catchwater Drain - geograph.org.uk - 1086664

Catchwater Drain

Hale Fen Lane - geograph.org.uk - 319515

Hale Fen Lane This byway passes to the south of the village of Wardy Hill.

GPS Files

GPX File

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