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Madingley Hall Walks

1 miles (1.7 km)

This walk visits the historic Madingley Hall in the small Cambridgeshire village of Madingley.
The hall is now run as a hotel but you could enter the grounds and visit the cafe for afternoon tea. Then walk off your meal in the delightful parkland and gardens which surround the fine 16th-century manor house. There's 7 acres of parkland to explore on a series of pleasant footpaths. The photogenic grounds were designed in the 18th century by the famous landscape gardener ‘Capability’ Brown.
Madingley is located just north west of neighbouring Coton. You could extend your outing by enjoying a stroll around the pretty village which includes the Coton Countryside Reserve. The long distance Harcamlow Way and Wimpole Way can also be picked up in this area.


CB23 8AQ - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

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Walks near Madingley

  • Coton - This small Cambridgeshire based village lies just to the west of the famous university town of Cambridge.
  • Cambridge Backs Walk - This circular city walk takes you around the highlights of Cambridge, visiting The Backs, a picturesque area where several colleges of the University of Cambridge back on to the River Cam
  • Harcamlow Way - This long distance walk takes you to some of the most beautiful countryside, interesting historical sites and delightful country parks in the counties of Cambridgeshire, Essex and Hertfordshire.
    The route is a figure-of-eight, starting in Harlow and first heading to Saffron Walden where you will pass the splendid Jacobean mansion and gardens at Audley End
  • Wimpole Way - Follow the Wimpole way through Cambridgeshire's farmland, ancient woodland and gentle rolling countryside from Cambridge to Wimpole Hall
  • Wimpole Hall - This 17th century country house near Cambridge is surrounded by 3,000acres of parkland and farmland
  • Hardwick Wood - This walk takes you from the Cambridgeshire village of Hardwick to the nearby Hardwick Wood Nature Reserve
  • Milton Country Park - This lovely park in Cambridge boasts nearly 100 acres of lakes and gardens interlaced with footpaths and cycle trails
  • Fen Rivers Way - This is a teriffic riverside walking route running from Cambridge to King's Lynn in Norfolk
  • Anglesey Abbey - Explore 114 acres of beautiful gardens surrounding this Jacobean mansion in Cambridge
  • Wandlebury Country Park - This walk takes you around the delightful Wandlebury Country Park in Cambridge
  • Gog Magog Hills - This walk explores the Gog Magog Downs, a ridge of low chalk hills extending for several miles to the southeast of Cambridge
  • Cambridge to Grantchester - This is a popular riverside walk from Cambridge to the nearby village of Grantchester
  • Haslingfield - This attractive village in South Cambridgeshire is a pleasant place for an easy riverside stroll
  • Cambourne - This walk visits the Cambourne Nature Reserve before heading to the neighbouring villages of Caxton and Bourn.

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

The hall is located just to the west of the famous university city of Cambridge. Here you can try the popular Cambridge Backs Walk and explore the historic university buildings.
For some more local history head to the nearby Wimpole Hall. This 17th century country house has 3,000acres of parkland and farmland and is owned by the National Trust.


Madingley Hall and lake - - 986964

Madingley Hall and lake. Cambridge University's Institute of Continuing Education is located at the Hall, which is also used as a conference centre. The lake lies at the foot of the grassy slope leading down from the Hall. Madingley Hall was built bySir John Hyndein 1543 and occupied as a residence by his descendants until the 1860s. Queen Victoria oncerented the Hall in 1860 for her son Edward (the futureKing Edward VII) to live in while he was an undergraduate at theUniversity of Cambridge.

Madingley Hall front elevation Aug 2013

The Madingley Hall estate, including its surrounding park and farmland have been owned by theUniversity of Cambridgesince 1948.

Madingley - Lodge at entrance to Madingley Hall - - 4221513


The grounds of Madingley Hall - - 2545783

The grounds of Madingley Hall

Madingley Hall, South front - - 796860

Madingley Hall, South front

Inside the walled garden at Madingley Hall - - 970101

Inside the walled garden at Madingley Hall. The walled garden is surprisingly large. It includes an avenue of pleached limes.

Madingley Hall, topiary and grounds - - 796853

Topiary and grounds

Madingley High Street in November - - 3752875

Madingley High Street with pretty thatched cottages.


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