A Walk Around Shepreth

See all the sights of Shepreth : Docwras Manor Garden, the Crossing House Garden, Shepreth L-Moor (SSSI), Shepreth Church, The Plough, The Teacake and Shepreth Wildlife Park.

Technical sheet
No. 7730234
A Shepreth walk posted on 14/04/21 by MSFCRP. Update : 22/06/22
Calculated time Calculated time: 0h50[?]
Distance Distance : 2.98km
Vertical gain Vertical gain : 4m
Vertical drop Vertical drop : 4m
Highest point Highest point : 23m
Lowest point Lowest point : 18m
Easy Difficulty : Easy
Back to starting point Back to starting point : Yes
Walking Walking
Location Location : Shepreth
Starting point Starting point : N 52.114659° / E 0.033213°
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Description

(D/A) From Shepreth Railway Station, walk towards the village along Station Road (South-East). Turn right (South-West) onto Meldreth Road and visit Docwra’s Manor Garden (A) .

Then, continue along Meldreth Road (South-West) until just before the level crossing. Here you can enjoy the Crossing House Garden (B). Continue over the crossing, along Meldreth Road.

(1) Turn left (South-East) into Shepreth L-Moor (C) , a site of special scientific interest.

Continue diagonally (South-East) across the L-Moor and exit through the kissing gate, then follow the lane left (North-East) towards Shepreth Church. (D)

(2) Past the church, turn left (North) onto the High Street. It's a short stroll to the Plough (E) . Alternatively, from the Plough, continue North on to the junction of High Street and Meldreth Road, where you will find the Teacake (F) .

(3) From the triangle junction, walk back to Station Road back towards Shepreth Railway Station.(D/A)

Waypoints :
D/A : km 0 - alt. 19m - Shepreth Railway Station
1 : km 1.14 - alt. 19m - Shepreth L-Moor
2 : km 2.14 - alt. 23m - All Saints Church Shepreth
3 : km 2.58 - alt. 22m - The Teacake Shepreth
D/A : km 2.98 - alt. 19m - Shepreth Railway Station

Useful Information

(E) The Plough a village pub with big ideas. Live music, art exhibitions and fresh seasonal food are all on the menu.

(F) The Teacake , a traditional, quintessentially English tearoom set in a 1660 thatched cottage with walled tea garden.

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

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During the walk or to do/see around

(A) Visit __Docwra’s Manor Garden__ , where an old farmyard has been converted into a series of enclosures, overflowing with plants, open Weds & Fridays 10am – 4pm, and the first Sunday of the Month.

(B) Crossing House Garden, open every day. These were the gardens of the crossing keeper. When the crossing was made automatic in 1959 the house was sold, but the garden continues to be cultivated – a delight in Spring and Summer.

(C) __Shepreth L-Moor__, a site of special scientific interest. A combination of scrub areas, a chalk stream and pollarded willows along the boundaries, has led to the rich diversity of flowers and insects that makes the site so special.

(D) Shepreth Church. All Saints Church is an ancient edifice of brick and flint in the Early English style, Grade II * Listed.

Here you'll find the home of the Shepreth Wildlife Park.

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