Round route through the gallops of Little Ditton

See where the racehorses train and enjoy the panorama of the Cambridgeshire countryside from some of it’s higher points.

Technical sheet
No. 28777788
A Woodditton walk posted on 15/11/22 by Molenders. Update : 17/11/22
Calculated time Calculated time: 2h50[?]
Distance Distance : 9.41km
Vertical gain Vertical gain : 42m
Vertical drop Vertical drop : 41m
Highest point Highest point : 124m
Lowest point Lowest point : 87m
Easy Difficulty : Easy
Back to starting point Back to starting point : Yes
Walking Walking
Location Location : Woodditton
Starting point Starting point : N 52.19667° / E 0.427263°
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Description

Start : The Three Blackbirds, Woodditton (CB8 9SQ) Grid ref. TL 659 581

(D/A) Set off from The Three Blackbirds, turning right along the road. (Ditton Grn)

(1) Then right again by the water tower. Follow this path down hill and round some stables. Stay on the path until trees break on the right and you follow the track uphill until you reach the Woodditton Road.

(2) Go right then immediately left down Maypole Lane. Take time to visit the Church on your right before continuing to Church Hall Farm North on your left and up the public footpath just past the farm gate. Continue by a single house and through a gate onto the Gallops.

(3) Passing by the neatly trimmed hedges turn right when the hedge breaks. Do not take the tempting route straight ahead. Continue to School Road.

(4) At the road, go right, then left up Parsonage Farm Lane and continue up here past the wedding venue, bearing left onto a dirt track.

(5) After around 2Km (half an hour) you reach a T junction in front of a wood (Lucy Wood). Go right and cross an open field to the far end and then straight ahead to the Kirtling Road.

(6) Go right along the road until you take an obvious track into the wood (Ditton Park Wood) on your left. Follow this path until a T-junction.

(7) Turn right continuing along the path to the water tower and a drink at The Three Blackbirds pub. (D/A)

Waypoints :
D/A : km 0 - alt. 116m - The Three Blackbirds Pub
1 : km 0.34 - alt. 118m - Water tower
2 : km 1.92 - alt. 102m - Woodditton Road
3 : km 2.65 - alt. 102m - Gallops
4 : km 3.16 - alt. 102m - School Road
5 : km 5.7 - alt. 93m - T-junction - Lucy Wood
6 : km 6.62 - alt. 107m - Kirtling Road
7 : km 7.7 - alt. 124m - T-junction
D/A : km 9.4 - alt. 116m - The Three Blackbirds Pub

Useful Information

Start : The Three Blackbirds, Woodditton (CB8 9SQ) Grid ref. TL 659 581

Parking :
Best to park on the road by The Three Blackbirds.

Food & drinks :
Good pub at start and finish.
The Three Blackbirds: Excellent food and beer here.

Terrain :
Good walking track or road.

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

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Good views across the Cambridge Countryside from higher points. Get close to the gallops.

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