GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Clopton Way

11 miles (17 km)

This walk runs from Wimpole Hall to Gamlingay via the abandoned medieval village of Clopton. The path runs along a prominent ridge giving wonderful views of the surrounding countryside of Cambridgeshire.
The walk start point at Wimpole Hall is particularly appealing. This 17th century country house has 3,000 acres (12 km²) of parkland and farmland and is owned by the National Trust. The route then proceeds to Croydon, Tadlow and Cockayne Hatley before a section through Potton Wood takes you to Gamlingay.

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

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

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

Near the start of the walk there's the new settlement of Cambourne to explore. There's some pleasant walks around this modern village with a lovely local nature reserve to explore. The wildlife rich reserve includes pretty lakes, wildflower meadows and wetland areas. On the walk you can also visit the ancient Bourn Windmill, the oldest surviving windmill in the United Kingdom.

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby

Photos

Field beside Clopton Way - geograph.org.uk - 834432

Field beside Clopton Way

Clopton Way looking towards Arrington - geograph.org.uk - 498036

Clopton Way looking towards Arrington

Wimpole Hall - geograph.org.uk - 402669

Wimpole Hall. The ditch in the foreground serves as a continuation of the perimeter wall while the view from the garden side gives the impression that the estate continues without boundaries to the horizon.

Croydon to Barrington and beyond - geograph.org.uk - 3738213

Croydon to Barrington and beyond

Clopton 1847

Earthworks showing the remains of the abandoned village of Clopton

The road to Wimpole Hall - geograph.org.uk - 987167

The road to Wimpole Hall Drive to Wimpole Hall from the Arrinton Gates. This is now part of both the Clopton Way and also Harcamlow Way.

Potton Woods - geograph.org.uk - 372717

Potton Woods

Gamlingay, Church End - geograph.org.uk - 4496548

Gamlingay, Church End

Elevation Profile

GPS Files

GPX File

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

Memory Map Route

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