The villages of Kirtling and Upend lie in Cambridgeshire on the eastern edge, close to the Suffolk border and situated 5 miles south east of Newmarket. It is a quiet rural community surrounded by attractive rolling countryside and mixed woodland. The villages contain many historic buildings. To aid your walk around the parish please download the footpaths and bridleways guide.

To find out what’s on in the parish please take a look at the event’s calendar.

The parish benefits from a superb Village Hall and also the Red Lion pub. The Red Lion is a traditional village pub in a stunning location. If it’s a pint and a chat you’re after you’ll find good ale and a warm welcome at the Red Lion.

The Red Lion

The Red Lion

“We went for lunch after a walk in the very pleasant surrounding countryside ( highly recommend the area for walking ). On both occasions we found the pub very friendly and welcoming. A big plus for us is being able to take our dog inside. To find such a lovely pub that serves good food in a fairly rural location is great these days. If it was my local I would be in there all the time!” Source: TripAdvisor

We hope that you will find the website provides an interesting and informative account of this unique area of mid-Anglia.

This website has been put together on a voluntary basis with contributions from members of the parish community including the late Doug Everitt, Penny Close, Tricia Lewis and Richard Staunton. In particular, we would like to acknowledge the valuable contribution of the late Doug Everitt to the development of this site. Doug has provided fascinating first hand knowledge about the changing pattern of rural life in the area since the Second World War.