Zoe’s Village Walk on Suffolk Border

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Walk Details
The walk which starts in the village of Cheveley, a quiet little village in Cambridgeshire which lies about four miles South East of Newmarket, the birthplace and home of British Horseracing. The walk takes you from the near centre of the village around and through one of the many studs that occupy this area.

Carpark: Cheveley Park

Walking through the stud grounds gives you the perfect opportunity to get up close and personal with some of Horse Racing’s finest as well as enjoying some of the views which make East Anglia so unique.

The walk also offers views over the neighbouring village of Kirtling and Kirtling Towers, a Medieval castle and country house which sits on the edge of the village. Bordering on the edge of Saxon Street sits the old Water Tower which was converted into a house in the late 1970’s, this stand out building peeps out of the trees as you get to the start of the footpath, offering a little piece of history as you start your walk.
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Although this circular walk is primarily footpath based, there is some small sections of road walking at the start and finish of the walk as you leave and come back into the village along the country lanes, offering more views of the vast expanses of stud land as well as part of the village of Cheveley.

The walk starts and finishes at The Red Lion, the village pub, opposite to which is a post office and convenience store which offers a few options for refreshments. Just down the road from where the walk starts and finishes, further into the village of Cheveley, is a handful of B&B’s which provide the perfect accommodation for exploring the local area and walks, this also allow you to take in more of the village, including the Fine Aisleless Church with it’s 600-year-old tower and the War memorial which stands proud outside of the church gates.

Zoe’s Verdict:
A lovely little route for horse lovers and walkers alike!

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