- Start: Midsummer Common
- Distance: 15km
- Time: walk (3.5-5h), cycle (2h)
- Loop: yes – possible to and from Baits Bite Lock
- Alternative options: running
- When you get there: picnic (e.g. in the apple orchard or by the lake, café), playground, walking around, cycling, water activities (SUP, kayak etc.), local events
From the Midsummer Common walk down the river (i.e. East). After around 1.5km you will get to Stourbridge Common and the Green Dragon Bridge.
-> Here, you need to decide:
- you can cross the bridge and continue along the left river bank until you get to the Baits Bite Lock. This option is less exciting and easier but at the same time good for late autumn, winter and early spring – it’s dry. It is also best choice for cycling or running.
- you can also continue on the right side of the river. This side is much more interesting in my opinion. However, from November to February you will need to be prepared for mud and water. This side leads through the picturesque Ditton Meadows and then old Fen Ditton village. In Fen Ditton, reach St Mary the Virgin Church and turn left (to the North), through the Fen Ditton Recreation Ground. Next, keep along the right side of the river and you’ll get to the Baits Bite Lock.
From the Baits Bite Lock, walk another 250m down the river along left river bank and turn left to the Fen Rd. You will cross the railway and in about 350m from there look for the entrance to the Milton Country Park (on the left). From there, you can start exploring the park.
Return: you can take the same way to return. At the Baits Bite Lock you can choose alternative path to Cambridge.
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