Come off at Junction 12. You will come to a large roundabout which intersects with the A603. Go straight over the roundabout, taking the second exit (the first exit being the A603 into Cambridge) and take the Cotton Road into Grantchester. At the T-junction, in the heart of Grantchester, turn right. There is an S bend starting at the Church and after the second bend you will see the Tea Garden on the left hand side. The next bend is around to the left. After about 50 yards you will find the entrance to the Tea Garden car park on the left.
If travelling north on M11
If it is outside the rush hour, then come off at Junction 11. This is the intersection with the A10. At the end of the slip road turn right at the roundabout taking the second exit onto the A1309, toward Cambridge, Hauxton Road. Go pas Waitrose on the left and straight over at the traffic lights at the junction with the A1301 (Shelford Road). Turn left onto Maris Lane which is just before Bidwell’s Offices. Then after about 300 yards, turn left again on to Grantchester Road. Go over the River Cam. There follows a sharp turn right and then a sharp turn left. The entrance to the Tea Garden car park is on the right, just past this left hand bend.
If travelling from Cambridge City Centre
A603 – take the Newnham Road out of Cambridge, then the Barton Road turning left on to the Grantchester Road. Keep travelling straight ahead into Grantchester village along the Broadway then the High Street and into Mill Lane. There is an S bend starting at the Church and after the second bend you will see the Tea Garden on the left hand side. The third bend is around to the left and after about 50 yards you will find the entrance to the Tea Garden car park on the left.
Punts can be hired from Scudamore’s Mill Lane Punting Station, Mill Lane, Cambridge, CB2 1RS.
It is a lovely walk from Sheep’s Green/Lammas Land near the Fen Causeway across the Grantchester Meadows following either the meandering path of the river or along the straighter path of the Grantchester Grind.
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