A Walk Around Foxton

From Foxton Railway Station you can take in the sights of Foxton - the Dovecot, Foxton Wood, St Laurence Church and the White Horse Pub.

Technical sheet
No. 7732997
A Foxton (Cambridgeshire) walk posted on 14/04/21 by MSFCRP. Update : 22/06/22
Calculated time Calculated time: 1h20[?]
Distance Distance : 4.42km
Vertical gain Vertical gain : 13m
Vertical drop Vertical drop : 13m
Highest point Highest point : 33m
Lowest point Lowest point : 19m
Easy Difficulty : Easy
Back to starting point Back to starting point : Yes
Walking Walking
Location Location : Foxton (Cambridgeshire)
Starting point Starting point : N 52.118893° / E 0.055902°
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Foxton Dovecot

Description

Start : Foxton Station

(D/A) From Foxton Station (A) walk (South-East) towards the village along Station Road.

(1) At the junction with the war memorial, turn right (South-West) along Foxton High Street and visit the 300 year old Foxton Dovecot. Then carry on along the High Street.

(2) Turn left (South-East) into Caxton Lane, walk up the hill and visit Foxton Wood, planted in 1995 and maturing nicely.

(3) The path to the wood will take you all the way to Fowlmere and the RSPB reserve. Enjoy the area then return to Foxton using the same way as you did come from and walk back along the High Street past the White Horse pub, until you reach Grade I Listed St Laurence Church.

(4) Look for the footpath sign opposite the church. on your left (North-East), which will take you back, through a kissing gate, straight to Foxton Railway Station.(D/A)

Waypoints :
D/A : km 0 - alt. 20m - Foxton Railway Station
1 : km 0.47 - alt. 20m - War Memorial
2 : km 0.73 - alt. 19m - Caxton Lane
3 : km 1.3 - alt. 30m - Foxton Wood
4 : km 3.82 - alt. 20m - St Laurence Church Foxton
D/A : km 4.42 - alt. 20m - Foxton Railway Station

Useful Information

Refreshment : The White Horse pub, a friendly local pub with a games area and pool table.

More information at Meldreth, Shepreth and Foxton Community Rail Partnership here.

Visorando and this author cannot be held responsible in the case of accidents or problems occuring on this walk.

During the walk or to do/see around

(A) Foxton Station is the home of the Foxton Signal Box, built in 1878 and still in use today as a crossing control box.

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