The walk will explore the diverse landscape of one of the largest estates in Cambridgeshire and will take in the Chinese Bridge, Wimpole lakes and the recently restored Gothic Folly as well as woodland belts designed by Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown. This should be a relatively easy walk covering approximately 3 miles with about 90 mins walking. The Wimpole estate is dog friendly.
Donald Insall Associates have worked on the restoration of the Gothic Folly and the architect who worked on the restoration will give a brief talk about the work carried out. The restoration received a Civic Trust Commendation in 2015, a Georgian Group Award and Europa Nostra Grand Prix Laureate Awards in 2016. Some Donald Insall Associates employees may also join us on the walk. Wimpole Hall and Gardens will also be open on the day. There are three locations to eat at Wimpole and the walk will be timed to allow you to enjoy tea and cake before we go home (cost not included in entrance fee).
Wimpole Hall Estate is run by the National Trust and you will need to pay the National Trust entry charge to the Estate yourself on entry – this is between £12.50 and £18.95 depending upon whether you would like to go into the Hall or Gardens only and if you wish to pay Gift Aid or not.
For more details please contact: Peter Cooke
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