Station to Station walks

For those 3 easy walks, you will visit the 3 stations composing the Meldreth, Shepreth and Foxton Community Rail Partnership.

Technical sheet
No. 23236498
A Foxton (Cambridgeshire) walk posted on 22/06/22 by MSFCRP. Update : 22/06/22
Author's time Author's time : 3 days
Distance Distance : 16.22km
Vertical gain Vertical gain : 51m
Vertical drop Vertical drop : 11m
Highest point Highest point : 59m
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 52.053386° / W 0.026418°

Step by step walk

This walk needs several days, please find the details below.

Foxton Station to Shepreth Station

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

Shepreth Station to Meldreth Station

A point to point walk from Shepreth Station to Meldreth Station passing through the village of Melbourn.

Meldreth Station to Royston Station

A point to point walk, which includes Melbourn Village and a stretch across the countryside before heading into Royston Town.

Useful Information

  • Foxton railway station is in the village of Foxton. It is operated by Great Northern and served by trains between London King’s Cross and Cambridge. Trains run half-hourly on weekdays and hourly at weekends. There is a ticket machine on Platform 1 (London bound). There is no station car park. Trains on weekdays go to Cambridge from around 06:30 to 01:00 and to London from around 06:00 to 23:30. There is also a regular service at weekends.
  • Shepreth station in Station Road serves the village of Shepreth. It is operated by Great Northern and served by trains between London King’s Cross and Cambridge. Trains run half-hourly on weekdays and hourly at weekends. There is a free station car park, and a ticket machine located in the car park. Trains on weekdays go to Cambridge from around 06:30 to 01:00 and to London from around 06:00 to 23:30. There is also a regular service at weekends.
  • Meldreth station serves the villages of Meldreth and Melbourn. It can be accessed from the High Street in Meldreth and by footpath from Station Road in Melbourn. It is operated by Great Northern and served by trains between London King’s Cross and Cambridge. Trains run half-hourly on weekdays and hourly at weekends. There is a car park. The ticket office is open on Monday-Friday 07:00-11:15, Saturday 08:45-13:15 and closed on Sunday. There is a self-service machine which takes cash and credit cards. Tickets can be collected from counter or from the machine which is located near the entrance to the car park on platform 2. There is a wheelchair ramp leading to platform 2 for trains to Cambridge but no wheelchair access to platform 1 for trains to London. The car park has disabled parking. When the ticket office is open (Monday to Saturday mornings) there is access to a waiting room, public telephone and toilets. Trains on weekdays go to Cambridge from around 06:30 to 01:00 and to London from around 06:00 to 23:30. There is also a regular service at weekends.

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