GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Soham Walks

12 miles (19 km)

This pretty Cambridgeshire based town is located a few miles north east of the famous university city of Cambridge.
This lovely circular walk explores the Fens and the Lodes to the west of the town. On the way you'll visit the wildlife rich Wicken Fen Nature Reserve and enjoy a riverside stroll along the River Cam and River Great Ouse on the Fen Rivers Way. The final waterside section takes you along Soham Lode to return to the town. The Lodes are ancient man made waterways created to link a series of Fenland villages to the River Cam. You can explore other ones on the Lodes Way, a circular walking and cycling route that starts from Wicken Fen.

Postcode

CB7 5HA - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

Soham OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Soham Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Walks near Soham

  • Wicken Fen - Enjoy a walk or cycle through the beautiful Wicken Fen Nature Reserve in Cambridgeshire
  • Ely - The cathedral city of Ely is a great place for walkers
  • Fen Rivers Way - This is a teriffic riverside walking route running from Cambridge to King's Lynn in Norfolk
  • Newmarket - This walk uses sections of the Stour Valley Path and Icknield Way Path long distance trails to take you past the famous racecourse and into the countryside surrounding the Suffolk town of Newmarket.
    The walk begins in the centre of town, near the tourist information centre and theformer palace of Charles II
  • Waterbeach - This delightful village near Cambridge has a pretty village green, lovely riverside walks and some fine old pubs to visit.
  • Witchford - This small rural village is located just west of Ely in Cambridgeshire.
  • 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
  • Milton Country Park - This lovely park in Cambridge boasts nearly 100 acres of lakes and gardens interlaced with footpaths and cycle trails
  • 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
  • Cottenham - This Cambridgeshire based village lies just a few miles north of the famous university city of Cambridge

Pubs/Cafes

The Red Lion is a nice place for refreshment after your exercise. You can find them at 17 High Street, CB7 5HA. The gastropub dates back to 1620 and serves good quality food. There's some historic features withlow oak beamed ceilings, huge inglenook, and a thatched roof. The pub is also dog friendly.

Photos

Churchgate Street, Soham - geograph.org.uk - 2997644

Churchgate Street, Soham 1

Churchgate Street, Soham - geograph.org.uk - 2998381

Churchgate Street, Soham 2

Soham Lode - geograph.org.uk - 2693626

Soham Lode

Red Lion Square, Soham - geograph.org.uk - 2993481

Red Lion Square, Soham

Wicken Sedge Fen - and an old windpump - geograph.org.uk - 3445781

Wicken Sedge Fen

Swans on River Cam - geograph.org.uk - 682605

Swans on River Cam

Footpath along River Great Ouse - geograph.org.uk - 3194782

Footpath along River Great Ouse

Bracks Drove - geograph.org.uk - 2574525

Bracks Drove

Video

GPS Files

GPX File

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