GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Lodes Way

18 miles (29 km)

This circular cycling trail runs through the Cambridgeshire Lodeson National Cycle Route 11 from the Wicken Fen Nature Reserve to Bottisham.
The Lodes are ancient man made waterways created to link a series of Fenland villages to the River Cam. It's a pleasant area for a cycle or walk with flat, quiet paths to follow.
The route starts off at Wicken Fen where car parking is available. From here you head south along Drove Tracks to White Fen and the village of Lode where you will pass the historic Anglesey Abbey. You could stop off to enjoy a stroll around the beautiful gardens of this photogenic Jacobean mansion.
From Lode you continue south to the village of Bottisham where you turn north to pass Bottisham Park. The route continues through Swaffham Bulbeck, Swaffham Prior and Reach before coming to Burwell. Here you turn west through Burwell Lode to return to Wickham Fen.
Much of the route takes place on off road tracks or quiet country lanes so is also suitable for walkers.

Lodes Way OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Lodes Way Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

The circular Soham Walk starts from the nearby town. It visits Wicken Fen before heading north along the river to link up with another waterside path along Soham Lode.

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby

Photos

Wicken Fen - geograph.org.uk - 50940

Wicken Fen where the route starts. The reserve is a remaining fragment of the original fenland landscape, which was an almost impenetrable wilderness. Everywhere else the fens have been drained and are now rich farmland. Wicken Fen is in the hands of the National Trust.

Field gate beside Lug Fen Droveway - geograph.org.uk - 1265698

Field gate beside Lug Fen Droveway

Thatched houses in Lode - geograph.org.uk - 110124

Thatched houses in Lode

Anglesey Abbey - geograph.org.uk - 46974

Anglesey Abbey

Gateway to Bottisham Park - geograph.org.uk - 1181306

Gateway to Bottisham Park

Signpost on The Lodes Way - geograph.org.uk - 3214269

Signpost on The Lodes Way

Burwell Lode - geograph.org.uk - 801831

Burwell Lode

Bottisham Lode - geograph.org.uk - 2333999

Bottisham Lode

Video

GPS Files

GPX File

Lodes Way.gpx (On Desktop:Right Click>Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold>Download Linked File)