Grafham Water to Near Huntingdon

Grafham Water Loop Near Huntingdon

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A 10 mile cycle route which is fairly flat and along a lakeside trail made up of various surfaces. Ideal for a family cycle ride or a leisurely days cycle ride. Grafham Water is situated approximately 10 mile south west of Huntingdon just off the A1.
Grafham Water offers a variety of services and activities. There is a visitors centre, a cycle shop where you can hire cycles for your cycle ride (near to the visitors centre), fishing ,water sports and nature reserves. Grafham Water is open to the public all year except Christmas day but there is a car parking fee.

Starting from the visitors centre on the northern bank of the lake and about half a mile from the village of Grafham along Buckden Road. Cycle along the trail bearing right with the lake on your left hand side as you cycle along. Cycle along the water’s edge and after half a mile TURN RIGHT along Church Hill which takes you the short distance in to the village of Grafham after which the reservoir is named.

When you reach the centre of the village follow Church Hill as it bends to the left and takes you away from the village. After about 500 yards from the village you pass Hill Farm as the road ends and you follow the trail straight ahead of you.

Continue to cycle along the trail as it takes you along by the lake side and you pass Calpher Wood on your right and then it takes you up through the Nature Reserve as you round the top end of the lake.

Keep to the trail as you cycle through the nature reserve for about 2 mils after which you come out at Mander Park and at the end of the park area you TURN LEFT along the B661 towards the village of West Perry. Cycle along the road through West Perry village where you will find a pub, The Wheatsheaf, a restaurant and a water sports centre.

Continue along the road through the village towards East Perry and about 200 yards after leaving West Perry TURN LEFT along the trail just before the treatment works which takes along the lake side and past the dam end of the reservoir. Continue along past the valve tower and bear left around the side of the lake and after about a quarter of a mile you find yourself back at the visitors centre. The start/finish of your cycle ride.

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