Shepreth is the middle of our three stations and a 12 minute journey from Cambridge.
The name “Shepreth” means “sheep stream”, and the river here was used as a resting place where sheep could be washed on their route to Cambridge. With two pubs, a tearoom, a wildlife park, gardens and a nature reserve there is plenty to keep you busy.
A village pub with big ideas. There are frequent live music nights as well as art exhibitions, comedy and quiz nights.
Church of All Saints
Grade II listed, the church is an ancient edifice of brick and flint, in the early English style.
This area of grassland is a site of special scientific interest – a mosaic of wet hollows and drier chalky areas. A rich diversity of flowers and insects make the site very special.
Shepreth Wildlife Park
There are so many different animals to meet you won’t know where to start. Marvel at the sheer ‘roar’ power of the tigers, or spy on the mischievous primates on Monkey Island.
Teacake at Shepreth
A traditional, quintessentially English tearoom set in a 1660 thatched cottage with walled tea garden.
Docwra’s Manor Gardens
A garden oasis. An old farmyard has been converted into a series of enclosures, overflowing with plants.
Crossing House Garden
The garden is just over 1/4 acre lying beside the Kings Cross – Cambridge railway line and includes raised flower beds and greenhouses.
The Green Man
A traditional country pub in a beautiful countryside location offering a warm welcome, delicious food, real ale, a beer garden or an open fire.
Jonnie Peacock, the Paralympian Sprinter and Strictly Come Dancing Contestant grew up in Shepreth.
For more ideas of things to do around Meldreth, Shepreth and Foxton Stations and other places on the Thameslink line visit Countryside, Capital & Coast.