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  • Writer's pictureGavin Human

#FocusFriday Little Downham

Updated: Oct 27, 2023

Just three miles north of Ely, this historic village has features dating back over 500 years. Today, we’ll explore some of its modern features too.

As you might expect in this part of the country, there are some great options for walking and exploring and the nature reserve at Little Downham is notable for its many walks and plenty of benches to stop and have a breather/admire the scenery. (There is a map of the area and links to local services at the bottom of this page.)

The Anchor in #LittleDownham not only pours award winning ales, it also offers 11 en-suite bedrooms, a tantalising menus from their bistro head chef, and can host a range of events in their function room, They’re currently taking bookings for breakfast with Santa!

You can see the remains of Bishop’s Palace in Little Downham that used to be a favourite residence of the Medieval bishops of Ely. You can still take the Bishop’s Walk all the way towards Ely Cathedral.

For Winter time - there are two bits of news that might be of interest. The Ely New Year’s Eve Race begins and ends in Little Downham - they are now open for you to submit your entries by clicking here.

And if you want a Christmas tree, HighCroft Farm in Little Downham has you covered! Check their Facebook page by clicking here for more information.

And any mention of Little Downham wouldn’t be complete without a mention of the local crisp makers Corkers Crisps! All your favourite flavours cooked locally on the family farm.

Distances approximate to centre of the village.


Littleport is the nearest station, about 3.5miles away and can get you to Cambridge in approx 30mins.


There are three primary schools within 3 miles:

The nearest secondary schools:


The nearest GP surgeries:

The nearest dental practices:

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