second pub stroll offers walkers (and pubgoers!) a pleasant rural
stroll of hills and dips, through Stilton to the hamlet of Denton.
and return point
Bell Inn, Stilton
Explorer map ref.
Leave the A1 at the junction with the
A15 (Norman Cross) and from the roundabout take the B1043 exit.
Follow the B1043 and continue into Stilton. The Bell is on the left
in the High Street. Parking is available on the road outside the
the Bell Inn
as the birthplace of Stilton Cheese, this 16th century inn's
past visitors include highwayman Dick Turpin and poet Lord
Byron. The pub offers an array of real ales and an award-winning
restaurant, with overnight accommodation. Telephone: (01733)
1. Leaving the Bell Inn, turn right and follow the High Street
to Church Street. Turn left and follow Church Street, past St Mary
Magdalene church and on to a sharp right-hand bend in the road.
Leave the road at this bend and follow the public footpath sign
straight on along a single track metalled road (which runs between
the houses) for roughly 50 yards to a dirt/gravel track driveway.
views en route
the entrance to the driveway, follow the public footpath sign straight
on towards a house. At the house, continue on the dirt track to
the left, into the trees, and follow a yellow waymark arrow over
a wooden stile. On the other side of the stile, follow the grass
track across the field to another wooden stile. Cross it, over the
wooden stile and follow the yellow waymark arrow straight on, across
another field; take care at the stile, it crosses over an electrified
Pass through a gap in the hedgerow, crossing over a small wooden
plank footbridge, and continue straight on across the field. Pass
by the end of the hedgerow, bear slightly left and follow the path
down along a shallow gully towards the tallest copse of trees. Do
not follow the paths to the left or the right at this junction.
Cross over the wooden stile and continue on across the field to
Red Hill Farm, Denton. At the farm, cross over the metal gate and
continue along the public right of way through the small, narrow
field, past the farmhouse and on to a single-track metalled road.
Turn left and follow this road for about 100 yards to a junction.
Bear left at the junction (do not turn right) and continue along
the single-track metalled road (past the metal gate) for roughly
Turn left, cross over a wooden stile and follow the dirt/grass track
for approximately 1/4 of a mile, keeping the hedgerow to the right
hand side. At the corner of the field, pass through a gap in the
hedgerow, climb over a wooden stile and follow the yellow waymark
arrows across a wooden footbridge. On the other side of the footbridge,
continue straight on for about 300 yards to a footpath junction,
following the dirt track and keeping the hedgerow to the right-hand
Turn right at the footpath junction, cross over a wooden footbridge
and follow the fenced-off grass track to cut across the golf course,
keeping the hedgerow to the left-hand side. After 300 yards, the
track ends at a junction with a concrete path. Turn left and follow
the public footpath sign along the concrete path towards Stilton.
The path ends at the start of the High Street. Follow the High street
all the way back to the Bell Inn. Now you can relax and unwind with
walk features as Walk 5 in the Pub Strolls in Cambridgeshire book
by Ady Collier. Photographs and information reproduced with kind
permission of Countryside Books.