Wimpole Hall - The Eversdens Circular

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Mountains and high hills are not prerequisites for panoramic vistas; stroll along the ridges on this walk with vast views on every side to induce that feeling of being 'on top of the world'.

Start from the National Trust property of Wimpole Hall, traverse its wooded estate, with gardens landscaped by 'Capability' Brown and Humphry Repton and view the ruined folly overlooking two lakes. Then climb to walk the crest of the ridge across grassland with extensive views to reach the villages of Great and Little Eversden, before returning over the ridges to Wimpole and its other attractions. There are no stiles on this walk!

The park is open in daylight hours every day of the week and all year, but you are advised to check the hall's and garden's opening days before setting out; for more information please telephone 01223-206000 or visit website www.wimpole.org

England - East England - Cambridgeshire - Countryside

Features

Ancient Monument, Birds, Butterflies, Cafe, Church, Good for Kids, Great Views, Hills or Fells, Lake/Loch, Moor, National Trust, Play Area, Public Transport, Restaurant, Stately Home, Tea Shop, Toilets, Wildlife, Woodland
15/02/2016 - martin stimson

Did this walk 14 Feb 2016. My phone app tracked it as 9.04 miles. I agree with the comment made 12 years ago re directions at the folly, but not included in the description. Turn left and go downhill. A couple of fences near the hall appear to have been removed, and there is an exhibition this year relating to Capability Brown which is well worth pondering in the parkland. The walk is not that interesting with some long straight stretches and not one I will be rushing back to repeat. We saw 6 buzzards, two kestrals and not a lot else.

05/03/2012 - Margaret Seymour

A lovely walk on our doorstep. Can recommend Wimpole Hall Park with its lovely little Animal Farm for the youngsters. Small additional fee payable to enter, but worth it. Lovely cafe and couple of children's play areas for the younger and the more adventurous kids. The walk itself is quite long, with a few inclines, but mostly pleasant country walking.

05/09/2009 - Adrian Perkins

Walked and updates entered August 2009. Adrian (Admin)

23/08/2006 - Walkingworld Administrator

Distance updated August 2006 according to Pauline's GPS track, thanks for that.

14/08/2006 - Pauline Seddon

A really lovely walk but it is closer to 8 miles than 7 as I tracked it with my GPS - 7.76 to be precise.

26/05/2004 - Gerald Wetton

NB The HOOPS pub doesn't welcome walkers, only cooks Thai food and no other at all (May 2004). Lady in the village shop says it may be changing hands at some point. She does good pasties and strawberries!

26/05/2004 - Gerald Wetton

This is alot longer than the description says and we didn't go wrong! The description around the folly is a bit misleading, turn left at the folly would be fine. Please note to check on whether or not Wimpole hall is open as in May it doesn't open on a Monday or a Friday. A bit hit and miss for other months as well.

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