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Photographer: Brian Horisk/AdventureArt, Fife, Scotland

Route Filmstrip & Description

This a short walk from which parts of the Wandlebury Ring earth works can be seen. There is an accessible car park beyond the main car park which is off the A1307 at Ordnance Survey Grid Reference TL492532.Toilets and a visitor centre are close to the accessible parking spaces. The walk has some slight gradients (check gradient tags) and two seats along the route. It is wide enough for two people to walk side by side on a firm surface throughout.

Surveyed by: . Fieldfare, January 2009 (Winter)
Accessibility Rating: 3More Information
Distance: 0.4 km

Public Transport: No
Car Park: No
Steps: No
Barriers: No
Toilets: No

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The entrance to the country park is from the A1307 about 10  miles south of Cambridge.

Information The entrance to the country park is from the A1307 about 10 miles south of Cambridge.

Enter the main car through the large iron gates.

Information Enter the main car through the large iron gates.

The main car park rises gently to the entrance of the park at the far end. Blue badge holders can go beyond this car park to another area where they will be near the start of this walk.

CarPark The main car park rises gently to the entrance of the park at the far end. Blue badge holders can go beyond this car park to another area where they will be near the start of this walk.

There is a £2 car parking charge except for blue badge holders

Information There is a £2 car parking charge except for blue badge holders

The main car park has a central tarmac track with crushed stones areas on either side for cars to park in. There are some area where the stone is uneven but it is firm across most of its area.

CarPark The main car park has a central tarmac track with crushed stones areas on either side for cars to park in. There are some area where the stone is uneven but it is firm across most of its area.

Whether walking into the area around the Ring or driving through to the blue badge holders car park this is the way to go.

Direction Whether walking into the area around the Ring or driving through to the blue badge holders car park this is the way to go.

The sign clearly states that only disabled drivers may take vehicles beyond this point.

Information The sign clearly states that only disabled drivers may take vehicles beyond this point.

There is a lot of information available on the large board by the entrance.

Information There is a lot of information available on the large board by the entrance.

There is a lot of information available on the large board by the entrance.

Information There is a lot of information available on the large board by the entrance.

There is a lot of information available on the large board by the entrance.

Information There is a lot of information available on the large board by the entrance.

There is a lot of information available on the large board by the entrance.

Information There is a lot of information available on the large board by the entrance.

There are other information boards around the site that explain the history of Wandlebury Ring and the surrounding area.

Information There are other information boards around the site that explain the history of Wandlebury Ring and the surrounding area.

There are other information boards around the site that explain the history of Wandlebury Ring and the surrounding area.

Information There are other information boards around the site that explain the history of Wandlebury Ring and the surrounding area.

After the entrance take the right hand fork.

Direction After the entrance take the right hand fork.

Follow the signs towards the accessible car park

Direction Follow the signs towards the accessible car park

There are seats at various positions along this walk.

Seat There are seats at various positions along this walk.

There are seats at various positions along this walk. This one is across the short grass at the side of the path.

Seat There are seats at various positions along this walk. This one is across the short grass at the side of the path.

There are other information boards around the site that explain the history of Wandlebury Ring and the surrounding area.

Information There are other information boards around the site that explain the history of Wandlebury Ring and the surrounding area.

Keep following the tarmacked track to the left to get to the accessible car park

Direction Keep following the tarmacked track to the left to get to the accessible car park

Cross the bridge to the accessible car park

Direction Cross the bridge to the accessible car park

The car park for disabled people is just outside the courtyard to the large building. The surface is of crushed stone and is firm but a little uneven on places.

CarPark The car park for disabled people is just outside the courtyard to the large building. The surface is of crushed stone and is firm but a little uneven on places.

This walk starts from the car park for blue  badge holders.

Start This walk starts from the car park for blue badge holders.

Cross back over the bridge.

Direction Cross back over the bridge.

Take the opportunity to look into the ancient earth works that make up Wandlebury Ring as you cross the bridge.

View Take the opportunity to look into the ancient earth works that make up Wandlebury Ring as you cross the bridge.

Take the opportunity to look into the ancient earth works that make up Wandlebury Ring as you cross the bridge.

View Take the opportunity to look into the ancient earth works that make up Wandlebury Ring as you cross the bridge.

After the bridge this walk leaves the tarmac track to the left.

Direction After the bridge this walk leaves the tarmac track to the left.

The path surface is of crushed stone. It is well compacted, firm and stable over the whole walk though there are some places where it is a little uneven.

Surface The path surface is of crushed stone. It is well compacted, firm and stable over the whole walk though there are some places where it is a little uneven.

There is a sign and map providing information about the paths in the area.

Information There is a sign and map providing information about the paths in the area.

Take the left hand fork. The path to the right is the one which you will return by.

Direction Take the left hand fork. The path to the right is the one which you will return by.

In several places the path may be covered by leaves and not distinguished easily from the surrounding ground.

Surface In several places the path may be covered by leaves and not distinguished easily from the surrounding ground.

The surface of the track remains wide enough for two people to walk side by side for all of this walk though in some places there may be some uneven areas over this width.

Width The surface of the track remains wide enough for two people to walk side by side for all of this walk though in some places there may be some uneven areas over this width.

Before reaching the open field turn right by the waymark post.

Direction Before reaching the open field turn right by the waymark post.

 

Path

 

Path

Another seat is provided at this point.

Seat Another seat is provided at this point.

View to the open meadows beyond the woodland area available at various points along this walk.

View View to the open meadows beyond the woodland area available at various points along this walk.

Keep turning right to complete this circular walk.

Direction Keep turning right to complete this circular walk.

Where the leaves do not cover the path it can be seen to provide a firm stable surface of crushed stone.

Surface Where the leaves do not cover the path it can be seen to provide a firm stable surface of crushed stone.

Turn right again to complete the circular walk.Along the turn to the left the path has a similar stone surface running  down the slope (about 8% (1:12) for 100m or so) past the open meadows and fields of the park.

Direction Turn right again to complete the circular walk.Along the turn to the left the path has a similar stone surface running down the slope (about 8% (1:12) for 100m or so) past the open meadows and fields of the park.

There is a rise at a gradient averaging 8% (1:12) for about 100 metres to return to the tarmac track.

Gradient There is a rise at a gradient averaging 8% (1:12) for about 100 metres to return to the tarmac track.

There is a cross gradient in excess of 5% along parts of this section.

Gradient There is a cross gradient in excess of 5% along parts of this section.

There are a couple of short sections where the linear gradient of this path is 10% (1:10)

Gradient There are a couple of short sections where the linear gradient of this path is 10% (1:10)

The surface remains firm and even over most of this section.

Surface The surface remains firm and even over most of this section.

At the path junction you are rejoining the path at the start of the circuit. Turn left to return to the tarmac road and the car parks.

End At the path junction you are rejoining the path at the start of the circuit. Turn left to return to the tarmac road and the car parks.

The downhill track has some areas where the surface is a little uneven.

Surface The downhill track has some areas where the surface is a little uneven.

There is a steady gradient for about 100m at 8% (1:12)

Gradient There is a steady gradient for about 100m at 8% (1:12)

 

Path

There are good views across the meadows and open countryside of this part of Cambridgeshire.

View There are good views across the meadows and open countryside of this part of Cambridgeshire.

An old log may provide a perch on which to rest along this section.

Seat An old log may provide a perch on which to rest along this section.

 

Path

At the end of the slope the surface becomes more uneven and muddy as the crushed stone construction finishes.

Surface At the end of the slope the surface becomes more uneven and muddy as the crushed stone construction finishes.

There are grass paths crossing some of the fields in the country park.

View There are grass paths crossing some of the fields in the country park.

Other paths go further into the countryside but there surfaces may not be as firm and even.Retrace your steps up the slope to return to the car parks.

Surface Other paths go further into the countryside but there surfaces may not be as firm and even.Retrace your steps up the slope to return to the car parks.

There is a sign and map providing information about the paths in the area.

Information There is a sign and map providing information about the paths in the area.

Keep left going up the hill if returning to the car parks

Direction Keep left going up the hill if returning to the car parks

There is a short track to the left as you return to the main car park that leads to the main picnic area.

Path There is a short track to the left as you return to the main car park that leads to the main picnic area.

The surface is covered with loose pea gravel at the start of the track to the picnic area.

Surface The surface is covered with loose pea gravel at the start of the track to the picnic area.

This short 50m spur has an uneven and slightly muddy surface.

Surface This short 50m spur has an uneven and slightly muddy surface.

 

Path

At the end of this spur there are seats and picnic tables with views of the surrounding meadows. A grass track leads on beyond.

Seat At the end of this spur there are seats and picnic tables with views of the surrounding meadows. A grass track leads on beyond.

The seats are accessed across the short grass area.

Seat The seats are accessed across the short grass area.

 

View

To reach the accessible toilets from the blue badge holders car park go through the gate in the brick wall.

Direction To reach the accessible toilets from the blue badge holders car park go through the gate in the brick wall.

To reach the accessible toilets continue to the second courtyard.

Direction To reach the accessible toilets continue to the second courtyard.

To reach the acessible toilets go under the arch.

Direction To reach the acessible toilets go under the arch.

The accessible toilets are in the Ladies.

Accessible toilets The accessible toilets are in the Ladies.

To reach the visitor information centre from the blue badge holders car park follow the sign towards the front of the building.

Direction To reach the visitor information centre from the blue badge holders car park follow the sign towards the front of the building.

To reach the visitor information centre use the path to the from of the building.

Direction To reach the visitor information centre use the path to the from of the building.

There is a ramp to the visitor information centre

Visitor Centre There is a ramp to the visitor information centre

There may be short paths from the main route that will provide views into the ancient earth work that is Wandlebury Ring

Feature of Interest There may be short paths from the main route that will provide views into the ancient earth work that is Wandlebury Ring

There may be short paths from the main route that will provide views into the ancient earth work that is Wandlebury Ring. This one has a gradient of about 14% (1:7) as it approaches the path around the bottom of the earth works.

Gradient There may be short paths from the main route that will provide views into the ancient earth work that is Wandlebury Ring. This one has a gradient of about 14% (1:7) as it approaches the path around the bottom of the earth works.

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