GPS Cycle and Walking Routes


Cambridgeshire Cycle Routes

Cambridgeshire has a selection of well signed cycle routes many of which are off road and very flat. This makes it an ideal county for family cycling. There's plenty to see including the famous university town of Cambridge (pictured) which is well served by bike routes, including a lovely waterside ride along the River Cam (below).

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You can also view an overview map of all the routes in the using the Cambridgeshire Cycle Map>>

There are several National Cycle Network signed routes in the county many of which have been mapped and can be viewed and downloaded below.
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Route NamePhotoDistanceDescription
Cambridge to Ely26 miles (42 km)This route follows National Cycle routes 11 and 51 through Cambridgeshire. The route starts on the River Cam in Cambridge and heads along the river and National Cycle route 11 before joining National Cycle route 51 near Fen Ditton. A series of quiet country roads and off road paths take you to Burwell where you join National Cycle route 11 turning North West. View Full Details>>
Cambridge to Huntingdon24 miles (38 km)This route follows NCN routes 11 and 51 through Cambridgeshire from Cambridge to Huntingdon View Full Details>>
Cambridge to Newmarket21 miles (33 km)This route follows NCN routes 11 and 51 through Cambridgeshire to Suffolk View Full Details>>
Cambridge to St Ives along the Busway12 miles (20 km)Enjoy a walk or cycle along this disused railway line which now forms part of National Cycle Network Route 51 View Full Details>>
Cambridge to Stansted Mountfitchet31 miles (50 km)Travel from Cambridgeshire to Essex along NCN route 11 View Full Details>>
Cambridge to Waterbeach7 miles (12 km)Follow the River Cam and National Cycle route 11 on this lovely easy ride. The ride starts in the centre of Cambridge taking you past some of the famous colleges in this lovely university town. You will then follow the river to Waterbeach finishing at the train station. View Full Details>>
Ely to Downham Market24 miles (38 km)This easy route follows NCN route 11 from Cambridgeshire to Norfolk View Full Details>>
Fen Drayton Lakes3 miles (5.5 km)This large RSPB nature reserve near St Ives has some nice walking trails and a cycle path running through it. The reserve consists of a series of lakes, ponds and lagoons with the River Great Ouse running through the northern section. There's lots of well laid out trails taking you around and between the lakes with National Cycle Route 51 running through the central section along the Cambridgeshire Guided Busway. View Full Details>>
Ferry Meadows Country Park5 miles (8 km)This super country park in Peterborough has several pretty lakes with cycling and walking trails running alongside the water's edge. There's also a stretch along the River Nene, several pretty meadows and peaceful woodland paths. Other attractions include a miniature railway and a pitch and putt golf course. The tracks are well surfaced and flat so its perfect for families looking for a safe cycle ride or walkers looking for an easy stroll. View Full Details>>
Grafham Water Circular Ride11 miles (18 km)A cycle and walking route around the beautiful Grafham Water in Cambridgeshire. View Full Details>>
Grantchester Cycle Path2 miles (3 km)This largley traffic free path runs from Cambridge to the nearby village of Grantchester. It passes the lovely Grantchester Meadows, an idyllic spot next to the River Cam. Most of the route takes place on a flat surfaced path, ideal for families or anyone looking for a safe, easy ride. View Full Details>>
Hinchingbrooke Country Park3 miles (5 km)Explore 170 acres of open grasslands, meadows, woodlands and lakes in this fine country park in Huntingdon. There are a number of pleasant woodland and lakeside paths to enjoy. There is also a bridleway/cycle path running through the park while National Cycle route 51 runs past the perimeter. For mountain bikers there is a specially designed course with mounds of various sizes. View Full Details>>
Huntingdon to Peterborough27 miles (43 km)Follow National Cycle route 12 through the Cambridgeshire countryside on this pleasant route. View Full Details>>
Huntingdon to St Neots16 miles (25 km)This ride follows National Cycle route 51 through Cambridgeshire. The route starts outside the tourist information centre in Huntingdon and heads to Brampton passing Hinchingbrooke Country Park. You then continue past Brampton Wood to Grafham Water Reservoir where a pleasant off road stretch takes you along the water and onto the Three Shires Way. View Full Details>>
King's Lynn to Wisbech20 miles (32 km)This very flat ride takes you from Norfolk into Cambridgeshire through the Fenlands and along National Cycle route 1.
The route starts on the banks of the River Ouse in King's Lynn then follows a series of quiet country roads to Wisbech situated by the River Nene. View Full Details>>
London to Cambridge81 miles (130 km)This long distance cycle ride takes you from the Thames in London, through Essex and Cambridgeshire, to the Univeristy city of Cambridge. The route uses a mixture of National Cycle Network Routes and Local Cycle Routes to take you between these two great English cities. There's lots of traffic free sections, particularly at the start as you head through London and Lee Valley Park. The route then follows a mixture of country lanes and minor roads to Waltham Abbey, Harlow and Stansted Mountfitchet, before finishing in Cambridge. View Full Details>>
March to Wisbech12 miles (20 km)This easy route follows NCN route 63 through Cambridgeshire View Full Details>>
Milton Country Park1 miles (2.3 km)This lovely park in Cambridge Backs boasts nearly 100 acres of lakes and gardens interlaced with footpaths and cycle trails. The Park includes a Visitor Centre with cafe, play-areas, viewing platforms and a sensory garden. View Full Details>>
Newmarket to Ely21 miles (33 km)This route follows National Cycle route 51 and 11 from Suffolk into Cambridgeshire. The route starts near the tourist information centre in Newmarket and follows National Cycle route 51 to Burwell where you join National Cycle route 11 turning North West. View Full Details>>
Peterborough to Kettering31 miles (50 km)This route takes you from Cambridgeshire to Northamptonshire along NCN route 53 View Full Details>>
Peterborough to March20 miles (32 km)Follow NCN route 63 from Peterborough to March on this easy route View Full Details>>
Peterborough to Spalding31 miles (50 km)This lovely flat route follows National Cycle routes 63 and 12 passing through Cambridgeshire and Lincolnshire View Full Details>>
Peterborough to Stamford17 miles (27 km)Follow National Cycle route 63 through Cambridgeshire and onto Lincolnshire. You start by the railway station in Peterborough and soon join a lovely off road section that runs along the River Nene and through Ferry Meadows Country Park. You then continue on road through Castor and Ailsworth before passing the lovely Castor Hanglands. The ride then progresses onto Stamford via Barnack, crossing the River Welland before finishing by the tourist information centre in Stamford. View Full Details>>
Wicken Fen9 miles (14 km)Enjoy a walk or cycle through the beautiful Wicken Fen Nature Reserve in Cambridgeshire. National Cycle Network route 11 runs right through Wicken Fen and there are some peaceful country lanes around the reserve. Bike hire is available from just 5. View Full Details>>
Wisbech to Boston39 miles (62 km)Travel from Cambridgeshire to Lincolnshire along National Cycle route 1 on this very flat route. View Full Details>>

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Route NameDistanceDifficulty
The Three Shires Way37 miles (60 km)***

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