Foxton Station to Shepreth Station

This walk is part of the trek Station to Station walks.

A point to point walk from Foxton Station to Shepreth Station with a nice woody interlude through the Wimbish Estate.

Technical sheet
No. 19699197
A Foxton (Cambridgeshire) walk posted on 27/02/22 by MSFCRP. Update : 22/06/22
Calculated time Calculated time: 0h50[?]
Distance Distance : 2.94km
Vertical gain Vertical gain : 7m
Vertical drop Vertical drop : 6m
Highest point Highest point : 26m
Lowest point Lowest point : 18m
Easy Difficulty : Easy
Back to starting point Back to starting point : No
Walking Walking
Location Location : Foxton (Cambridgeshire)
Starting point Starting point : N 52.119377° / E 0.057049°
Ending point Ending point : N 52.114106° / E 0.030909°
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Description

(D) From Foxton Station, walk South-East across the field towards St Laurence Church. Pass through a kissing gate to reach the High Street.

(1) Turn right (South-West) by the Church and walk along the High Street. Pass the village shop on your left and the White Horse Pub on your right, then pass the war memorial on your right.

You can take a detour to Foxton Wood on your left at Caxton Lane otherwise, walk all the way along the High Street, becoming Shepreth Road until it reaches the A10. There is pavement most of the way along, and where this runs out there are wide verges.

(2) Cross the A10 carefully, and look to your left for a footpath sign. Turn right (North-West) along the footpath through the Wimbish Estate, crossing the wooden bridge to the left (South-West) where the path divides.

At the end of the footpath, turn right along Wimbish Estate lane in between houses, towards Shepreth and Barrington.

(3) When you reach Angle Lane, turn left (South-West) towards Fowlmere Road. Then turn right (West) onto Fowlmere Road and follow it past the Village Hall on your right where it becomes Station Road. Follow Station road to Shepreth Station.(A)

Waypoints :
D : km 0 - alt. 19m - Foxton Railway Station
1 : km 0.49 - alt. 20m - St Laurence Church Foxton
2 : km 1.65 - alt. 19m - A10 Crossing
3 : km 2.51 - alt. 20m - Angle Lane
A : km 2.94 - alt. 20m - Shepreth Railway Station

Useful Information

Refreshments from Foxton Village Shop, or the Teacake in Shepreth.
Note that both Foxton and Shepreth Stations are unmanned and have no toilet facilities

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

  • St Laurence Church, Foxton
  • Foxton Dovecot
  • Foxton Wood
  • Teacake Shepreth

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