Wimpole Estate 3-2-1

Wimpole, Arrington, Royston, Cambridgeshire, SG8 0BW


Running distance: 5 km

About this run route

Start / Finish

Wimpole Estate

The 5k summer route allows you to enjoy the magical woodland belts, surrounding the impressive mansion, gardens, pleasure grounds and parkland. The route is a circular undulating one mainly   through woodland on wide pathways. The route is clearly marked and accessible to all users from walkers, joggers to runners. . The route offers picture postcard views and encounters with the countryside and it’s beautiful flora and fauna.”

Mixed terrain, including kissing gates. Variable path widths, variable surfaces - may be muddy. 
There may be grazing cows and sheep on the route. Some paths are very narrow, so not suitable for buggies or wheelchair users. Lots to see, great for beginners.


1-A gentle Jog down the main driveway to the starting point.
2. A the start Turn left and continue along the road for a short distance until you reach a bridleway.
3. Head down the bridleway and past a farm on your left. The track will now get quite steep and is a test of stamina to get to the top.
3-The track levels off and you will enjoy some fi ne views of the surrounding countryside as you turn left into the Woodland Belts.
4- Follow the woodland track  for the remainder of your run ,  where you can expect to meet amongst other animals Muntjac and fallow deer, Grey Squirrels, and if you listen carefully the familiar sound of a woodpecker.
5-When you get to the stile at the end of the woodland trail you have reached the finish.
6- Take a gentle jog warm down, passing the Mill Mound, following the avenue of trees until you reach the magnificent house.
7-Visit the Old Rectory Restaurant for a well deserved rest and treat.

Please note:

The layout and usage of the marked 3-2-1 running routes is the responsibility of the local authority or further education establishment that purchases the route marking signs and usual health and safety and duty of care considerations should be followed in laying out open, even-surfaced, easy-to-follow, safe, accurate, well lit routes at all times - with the landowner’s permission. RunTogether will not provide materials with which to attach the markers.