Soham Millennium Walks & Art Trail

The Red Walk

A short walk (about 1¾ miles) through Soham itself. Suitable for wheelchairs, electric scooters, prams and buggies

 Points of interest include:-

Salvation Army Hall
The Weatheralls School
Soham Town Rangers Football Club    

The Blue Walk

A longer walk (about 3½ miles), contrasting the town with the rich agricultural lands around it, and including a meander along the bank of Soham Lode.

Points of Interest include:-

The Millennium Picnic Area - An idyllic site on the banks of Soham Lode.
Loftus Bridge which crosses the Lode onto East Fen Common
Downfields Windmill, The Water Tower
The Cherry Tree Public House
The Cemetery, St Andrew's Primary School
Soham Village College, Ross Peers Sports Centre.

The Green Walk

An exhilarating walk (7 miles), taking you from town to country with fine views over fen farmland  to Ely Cathedral.

Points of interest include:-

The site of the 1944 explosion that destroyed Soham Station
Qua Fen Common including a picnic area and East Fen Common
Townsend Windmill
The drained Soham Mere which is now used for cultivating crops.

The Art Trail of Waymarkers formed part of a wider project called the Soham Revival Scheme which aimed to improve the centre of Soham. Soham Town Council (STC), Soham Town Forum (STF), Soham Museum Project, Soham Footpaths Society, assisted by Commissions East and Arts Development in East Cambridgeshire (ADeC) had a key role in developing the £16,000 Art Trail Project, which was financed by East Cambridgeshire District Council (ECDC) and the Greater Cambridge Partnership (GCP) with funding from the East of England Development Agency (EEDA).

More information about the walks can be found on a notice board on the wall surrounding St. Andrew's Church directly opposite The Fountain Public House or pick up a Soham Millennium Walks & Art Trail leaflet from The Fountain Public House, The Library(Clay Street), The Post Office (High Street) & Soham Town Council Offices (The Pavilion) or at the Ely Tourist Information Centre (Oliver Cromwells House, Ely)

Did you know Soham has over 50 miles of public rights of way?
Explore them all with Soham Footpaths Society.
Regular walks, regular working parties.


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