Recreational facilities

Get some exercise and enjoy the Campus grounds

Walk around the grounds

The Wellcome Genome Campus is on a beautiful 125 acres estate, with vast amounts of carefully managed natural spaces. Hinxton Hall Conference Centre and its peaceful orchard are next to two lakes, and the infant river Cam runs across the back of Campus. Take the path down the side of the Conference Centre that leads to the orchard. Continue straight over the little bridge and, at the bottom, turn left and keep going straight. On your right you’ll eventually see a small bridge where you can cross the river to visit the Campus’ wetland nature reserve. This comprises a range of habitats including ponds, grassland, woodland, hedgerow, riverbanks and specimen trees.  If you continue a bit further along that path you can cross the railway line (with care) reach the village of Ickleton.

Read more about the grounds and wetlands

Trim track

We have an outdoor trim track which wraps round the lawns at the back of Hinxton Hall, comprising 12 exercise stations, as well as an outdoor gym, located behind Willow Court accommodation block. Delegates are very welcome to use this in daylight and fair weather.

Tennis courts

Delegates are welcome to make use of the two Campus tennis courts in the evenings and at weekends. Rackets and balls can be borrowed from Reception.

Running routes

Download maps and directions for two recommended running routes from Hinxton Hall:

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