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Walk from GODMANCHESTER TO BRAMPTON HIGH STREET – over Portholme and Brampton Golf Course

This is a great continuation of the walk from Godmanchester to Brampton Mill if you fancy going further. It takes you into the village of Brampton across Brampton Golf Course and brings you out at the bottom of the High Street near the Church and The Black Bull Pub.

This walk to Brampton Church is just over 2 miles one way.
You can head back to Godmanchester the way you came making the walk just over 4 miles or you can head back on The Ouse Valley way which makes the circuit just over 5 miles.

 

DIRECTIONS

From our office head out to the recreation ground over the historic (replica) Chinese Bridge and follow the pathway on the left along the river over the weirs until you reach Godmanchester lock. Take the bridge over the lock and through the gates onto Portholme. Here you have a choice to make. If you are going all the way round choose left or right, if you are in a hurry for a pint head straight over. If you want my advice head left and follow the river, it’s more picturesque and only a fraction further.

On the far side of Portholme you’ll find a gate out onto a footpath which takes you under the railway bridges. As you make your way towards the Mill keep your eyes left to catch a glimpse of Hinchingbrooke House in the distance.

You’ll cross another small bridge before coming on Bromholme Lane, it you head right away from the Old Mill Pub and head into the camp site, stay left and walk all the way through it. You’ll find yourself in the far right hand corner of the campsite on the edge of Brampton Golf Course.

The Public Footpath runs across the golf course to the little gate in the right hand corner near the road and the falling down brick built hut. You’ll find yourself on Huntingdon Road, Brampton at the entrance to Water Meadows where you’ll see the gate into the next field which cuts diagonally across all the way to the churchyard.

The footpath leads to the front of Brampton Church on Buckden Road, next door to the Black Bull Pub and adjacent to the Leonard Cheshire Home and entrance to the High Street.

You can get back to Godmanchester they way you came but a more scenic route is via The Ouse Valley Way. Head down Buckden Road towards the A1 and RAF Brampton and turn left into River Lane. This will lead you to a footpath at the bottom of River Lane, part of The Ouse Valley Way that follows the riverbank all the way back to the lock at Brampton Mill and then into the back of the car park. This route is slightly longer but well worth it. From Brampton Mill you can head back over Portholme to Godmanchester.

Godmanchester Fun Run

For the 2012 Godmanchester Fun Run – click here

 

The Godmanchester – Portholme Fun Run is earlier this year.

Usually held during Gala Week but this year it’s on Sunday 19th June.

The race circuit is about 4 miles and brings you down from the Pub the Gatehouse and down past Cinta before turning into the carpark and accross to the recreation ground. Then along the river and over the lock for a circuit of Portholme and back to the pub. The route is marshalled by volunteers from The Exhibition Golf Society and water is usually provided half way round.

Registration will take place from 10am at The Exhibition Pub. The race starts at 12.

Entrance is open to all and is £5 which as usual, will go to Macmillan Cancer Support.

The Pub are making a day of it with a live band and barbecue on after the race.

I’m hoping Mick from Ace Cabs does it again this year as he always makes my time look a lot more respectful, I’m also hoping it’s a bit cooler than last years!

The Pub have produced a poster if you want more info or to advertise the event click here to download it.

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Walk from GODMANCHESTER to BRAMPTON MILL over Portholme

This is a great walk that is fairly easy and flat.
Portholme being a meadow does flood on occasions throughout the winter and early spring.

This walk can be extended to about 4 miles if you walk around Portholme rather than straight over it and if you don’t want to go as far as Brampton Mill you could go all the way around the outside of Portholme which is again about 3 miles.

 

DIRECTIONS

From our office head out to the recreation ground over the historic (replica) Chinese Bridge and follow the pathway on the left along the river over the weirs until you reach Godmanchester lock. Take the bridge over the lock and through the gates onto Portholme. Here you have a choice to make. If you are going all the way round choose left or right, if you are in a hurry for a pint head straight over. If you want my advice head left and follow the river, it’s more picturesque and only a fraction further.

 

On the far side of Portholme you’ll find a gate out onto a footpath which takes you under the railway bridges. As you make your way towards the Mill keep your eyes left to catch a glimpse of Hinchingbrooke House in the distance.

You’ll cross another small bridge before coming out at the campsite. Turn left and you’ll be in the beer garden before you know it.

Let us know how you get on!

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