Country Walk Summary

Cainhoe Castle / Watergate Farm near Ampthill

Open access is made available to visit the site of Cainhoe Castle, an important Scheduled Ancient Monument comprising a medieval motte and bailey castle and associated moated site, fishponds and field system. It is situated on the south side of the River Flitt valley near Clophill, and is one of the best preserved motte and bailey castles in Bedfordshire. The site is being managed to remove and control scrub encroachment and to prevent erosion damage to earthworks by maintaining a healthy grass sward.

Cainhoe Castle / Watergate Farm  - Click to see the Site Map (PDF)

Click to see the Site Map (PDF)
Grid Reference
TL095370 (link to Interactive Map in a new window)
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Area of Walk
11.4 ha
Best time to visit
All year round
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Information Last Updated
17 April, 2010