A short walk to see snowdrops at Landwade

A walk for the second and third weeks in February

Getting there
Take the A1307 towards Linton, then the All and A14 towards Newmarket. Turn off towards Ely A142 and immediately mm left towards Exning. At first crossroads turn right towards Fordham and Soham. After about a mile turn left into cul-de-sac road, and park on this road. Map and Grid Ref. Explorer 226 GR 625674
Pub(s) The Crown, Fordham

The Walk

Reasonably well signed, and generally good underfoot, but some wet spots. Will take about 1 hour - 1½ miles.

Retrace steps to Exning/Fordham Road main road and turn left. Walk on verge for about 500 yards and then turn left (opposite Red House Stud) at lodge gate cottage down an apparently private drive: it is a public footpath.

Walk down the drive with drifts of aconites and snowdrops to left and right; pass The Hall to your left, and bear right towards the church, and left to pass through kissing gate into field.

Walk on down left-hand side of the field, and then emerge onto concrete road: turn left, to pass farm buildings to your right.

On reaching tarmac road, turn left, and walk back up this road to find your car. (As an add-on to this walk, visit Chippenham Fen Nature Reserve. You will find more information about it on the Natural England website www.naturalengland.org.uk from where you can also download a map. Suggest you do not try walking from Landwade to Chippenham Fen, as there is a lot of busy road.)

Neither the author nor his dog accept any responsibility for accuracy or for any injury or mishap that might befall any person who follows this walk. First published by "one man and his dog" in Great Shelford Village News February 2007

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