Fullers Hill is surrounded by miles of footpaths and bridle ways. To the north are the woods of Waresley and Gransdens with many paths. Waresley wood is especially nice. These woods managed by the wild life trust are a carpet of blue in the spring time when the bluebells appear. To the East is Hayley wood near Longstowe, which has SSSI status. This wood and its environs are home to a herd of Fallow deer, which can often be seen grazing the fields. To the west is Gamlingay wood comprising 114 acres managed by Wildlife trust for Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Northamptonshire. This wood has been in existence for over 1000 years and has SSSI status since 1955. All of these woodlands are easily accessible from the cottages via many footpaths.
In the spring time on the farm we can watch the “march hares” boxing and chasing around, as the crops grow these can be seen on the runways, as many as 20 have been seen at once. Buzzards can be seen circling with the distinctive screeching calls. The smaller birds of prey are also common here.
We have written up 4 walks for you to choose from and provided maps. In summary;
Walk 1. A quick and easy route around Garden Field with views over to Hatley Park.
Walk 2. A slightly longer and easily varied route around 1, 2 or 3 fields to the north and west.
Walk 3. A medium length walk to the villages of Lt and Gt Gransden, taking in most of the historic sights within the villages. Around 2 hours.
Walk 4. A medium length walk around the farm and Waresley Wood. This walk allows to to see all the views around the farm and includes a short cut through the wood. About 2 to 3 hours.
We have also now got two bikes for you to use whilst on holiday here at Fuller’s Hill Cottages. If you wish to make a booking, please call Jenny on 07544 208959.