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Cambridgeshire Walks

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In the spring walkers flock to the beautiful bluebell woods in Cambridgeshire. Click the 'Woodland' button below to see these.

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Route NamePhotoDistanceDescription
Anglesey Abbey3 miles (5.5 km)Explore 114 acres of beautiful gardens surrounding this Jacobean mansion in Cambridge. You can stroll around the ornate statue garden with its mythological and biblical subjects before a peaceful walk down one of the tree lined avenues. There are also plenty of wide open spaces with expansive lawns and pretty wildflower meadows - perfect for a summer picnic.  There is also a waterside stroll along Quy Water and a visit to the working 18th century watermill where you can watch them grind wheat into flour, then buy some fresh from the chute. View Full Details>>
Bedford Purlieus National Nature Reserve2 miles (3.5 km)These splendid ancient woods near Peterborough have miles of woodland walking trails to try. The area is a hidden gem with 520 acres of ancient woodland to explore. The extensive flora includes beech, birch, field maple, bluebells, primroses, celandines, violets and wood anemones, wild strawberries and garlic. There's also lots of wildlife to look out for including deer, cuckoo, foxes, red kites and buzzards. The woods contains more plant and insect species than most other woods in this country. View Full Details>>
Brampton Wood2 miles (2.5 km)These ancient woods near Huntingdon consist of 326 acres with lots of nice walking trails and interesting flora and fauna.  Look out for 280 species of fern, conifer, flowering plant and trees. There are lots of pretty flowers in the spring and summer months such as bluebells, primrose and violets. It's great for wildlife too with several species of butterfly including Brown Argus, White Admiral and Purple Hairstreak. Also look out for Hazel Dormouse and Muntjac deer. View Full Details>>
Cambridge Backs Walk4 miles (7 km)This circular city walk takes you around the highlights of Cambridge, visiting The Backs, a picturesque area where several colleges of the University of Cambridge back on to the River Cam. It's a delightful area for a stroll with magnificent architecture including St John's College, King's College and the fine bridges over the River Cam. View Full Details>>
Cambridge to Ely Walk18 miles (29 km)Enjoy a lovely waterside walk along the River Cam and River Great Ouse from Cambridge to Ely. The route runs for about 18 miles on nice flat paths so could be completed in a day. You can catch a direct train back to Cambridge at the end of your walk. View Full Details>>
Cambridge to Grantchester3 miles (5.5 km)This is a popular riverside walk from Cambridge to the nearby village of Grantchester. It takes you along the River Cam with lovely views of Grantchester Meadows and the surrounding countryside.  It's now a tradition for university students to punt to Grantchester for breakfast during the May Balls so you should see lots of little boats along the way. 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>>
Castor Hanglands4 miles (6 km)Explore the woodland, limestone, wetland grassland and scrub in this large National Nature Reserve near Peterborough. There's lots of rare plants and interesting wildlife to be found in the reserve. In particular look out for butterflies including silver-washed fritillary, purple hairstreak and white admiral. View Full Details>>
Clopton Way11 miles (17 km)This walk runs from Wimpole Hall to Gamlingay via the abandoned medieval village of Clopton. The path runs along a prominent ridge giving wonderful views of the surrounding countryside of Cambridgeshire. View Full Details>>
Crown Lakes Country Park1 miles (1.5 km)Enjoy a stroll around the pretty lakes in this country park in Peterborough. There's 85 acres to explore with a series of footpaths taking you around the meadows, woodland and lakes. Look out for butterflies such as the black hairstreak and grizzled skipper. You may also see muntjac deer, badger and fox. The park is located just to the south of Peterborough town centre. If you'd like to extend your walk then you could head to the nearby Ferry Meadows Country Park for more waterside footpaths. View Full Details>>
Ely2 miles (4 km)The cathedral city of Ely is a great place for walkers. With attractive streets, interesting architecture and a fascinating history there is much to enjoy on foot. The city also has two lovely long distance trails passing through it and riverside paths along the River Great Ouse. 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>>
Fen Rivers Way50 miles (80 km)This is a teriffic riverside walking route running from Cambridge to King's Lynn in Norfolk. The path runs alongside the River Cam and the River Great Ouse and passes a series of delightful riverside towns and villages including Ely, Littleport and Downham Market. 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>>
Fleam Dyke and Roman Road25 miles (40 km)This circular walk explores an area of chalk grassland woodland, and farmland using the Roman Road and Fleam Dyke just to the south east of Cambridge. The walk takes place on well-maintained footpaths, bridleways and byways through gently undulating countryside and is waymarked throughout. The route visits Horseheath, West Wickham and West Wratting. View Full Details>>
Gog Magog Hills10 miles (16 km)This walk explores the Gog Magog Downs, a ridge of low chalk hills extending for several miles to the southeast of Cambridge. 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>>
Great Fen2 miles (3 km)This short circular walk follows the Dragonfly Trail in the Great Fen wetland area in Cambridgeshire. The walk starts from the Great Fen Information Point on the Long Drove Road between the villages of Holme and Ramsey St Mary. There is a car park here with maps and an information about the Great Fen project. You can pick up the 2 mile waymarked trail which takes you to Robinson's Ponds where dragonflies will be common in summer. It continues to an area of mature woodland with large Alder trees and then past a disused railway line before returning to the car park. Along the way there are picnic areas, information points and a bird hide where you can look out for a wide variety of birdlife. View Full Details>>
Greensand Ridge Walk40 miles (64 km)A walk through Bedforshire, Buckinghamshire and Cambridgeshire from Leighton Buzzard to Gamlingay. The route follows a ridge of greensand which rises from the clay vales on either side. View Full Details>>
Harcamlow Way141 miles (227 km)This long distance walk takes you to some of the most beautiful countryside, interesting historical sites and delightful country parks in the counties of Cambridgeshire, Essex and Hertfordshire. View Full Details>>
Hereward Way110 miles (177 km)Starting in Oakham, in Rutland, follow the Herward Way through Stamford, Peterborough, Ely, and the Breckland forests to Thetford, in Norfolk. View Full Details>>
Hertfordshire Chain Walk39 miles (62 km)The Hertfordshire Chain Walk is a series of circular walks running through Hertfordshire. This route is a combination of these walks, forming a linear route which runs from Enfield in London, through Hertfordshire to Ashwell & Morden Station in Cambridgeshire. 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>>
Holme Fen6 miles (9 km)Explore the largest Silver Birch woodland in lowland England on this walk in Cambridgeshire. There are 657 acres of acid grassland, heath, raised bog, mere and woodland with several bird hides from which to view a wide variety of wildlife. At Holme Post you will be 2.75 metres (9.0 ft) below sea level - the lowest land point in Great Britain. View Full Details>>
Houghton Mill2 miles (4 km)Explore the delightful water meadows at Houghton Mill on this walk in Huntingdon. It's a lovely area with views of the River Great Ouse, pretty streams, weirs and beautiful countryside. View Full Details>>
Huntingdon10 miles (16 km)A circular walk from Huntingdon taking in the River Great Ouse, Houghton Mill and Hemingford Abbots. The route makes use of the waymarked Ouse Valley Way and the Pathfinder Walk to visit streams, lakes and lovely water meadows to the east of the town. View Full Details>>
Icknield Way Path110 miles (177 km)The Icknield Way Path starts at Ivinghoe Beacon in Buckinghamshire and heads to Knettishall Heath in Suffolk along prehistoric pathways. There's fantastic views as you climb through the hills of the Chilterns AONB. There's also a series of lovely nature reserves and country parks to enjoy on the way. 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>>
Nene Way109 miles (176 km)Follow the River Nene through the beautiful Nene Valley on this fabulous walk through Cambridgeshire, Lincolnshire and Northamptonshire. View Full Details>>
Paxton Pits3 miles (5 km)Visit this delightful nature reserve in Little Paxton and enjoy a series of well laid out, waterside walking trails. The paths run around a series of pretty ponds and lakes with a riverside stretch along the River Great Ouse to enjoy too. There's nearly 200 acres to explore with habitats including meadow, reedbed, scrub and woodland.  It's great for wildlife with a heronry plus nightingales and cormorants to look out for. View Full Details>>
Peterborough9 miles (14.5 km)There's lots of fairly easy walks to enjoy around the cathedral city of Peterborough. Three notable long distance trails run through the area and there's also river walks, country parks and nature reserves to visit. View Full Details>>
Stour Valley Path60 miles (96 km)Follow the River Stour from Newmarket to Cattawade on this delightful walk through East Anglia. The walk passes through a series of pretty riverside towns and villages including Little Thurlow, Kedlington, Clare and the Clare Castle Country Park, Long Melford (with Melford Hall and Kentwell Hall), Sudbury, Nayland and Dedham. You will also pass through the Dedham Vale AONB, an area which inspired much of the work of painter John Constable. View Full Details>>
The Three Shires Way37 miles (60 km)The Three Shires Way is a long distance bridleway which runs between Tathall End in north-east Buckinghamshire and Grafham Water in Cambridgeshire. The route traces the outline of ancient trackways and passes through a beautiful rural landscape. Along the way it skirts several small, historic villages, meanders through remnants of ancient woodland, and has many spectacular views. View Full Details>>
Torpel Way11 miles (18 km)This walk runs from Peterborough to Stamford through countryside and agricultural land. The path passes Marholm and Helpston before finishing with a riverside stretch along the River Welland into Stamford. View Full Details>>
Wandlebury Country Park1 miles (2 km)This walk takes you around the delightful Wandlebury Country Park in Cambridge. The park is part of the Gog Magog Hills, a ridge of low chalk hills extending for several miles to the southeast of Cambridge. The park includes Wandlebury Hill where an Iron Age Hill Fort once stood. Wandlebury is also a Nature Reserve and is perfect for bird watching. View Full Details>>
Welney WWT9 miles (14.5 km)Enjoy waterside footpaths along the New Bedford River on this easy circular walk at the Welney Wetland Centre. It's a unique place with freshwater grazing marshland and a huge variety of birdlife to look out for. The area is known as the Ouse Washes covering the area between two diversion channels of the River Great Ouse: the Old Bedford River and the New Bedford River. There's nice grassy paths and boardwalks making it a great place for walkers as well as wildlife enthusiasts. 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>>
Wimpole Hall2 miles (4 km)This 17th century country house near Cambridge is surrounded by 3,000 acres of parkland and farmland. There are miles of walking paths taking you to the walled garden with glasshouse and vegetable plots, the glorious parterre with 12,000 plants and the delightful pleasure gardens. There's also the opportunity for a quiet woodland stroll through Cobbs Wood where you can look out for eight species of woodland bat. View Full Details>>
Wimpole Way11 miles (18 km)Follow the Wimpole way through Cambridgeshire's farmland, ancient woodland and gentle rolling countryside from Cambridge to Wimpole Hall View Full Details>>
Woodwalton Fen4 miles (6 km)Enjoy a short walk around this beautiful national nature reserve in Cambridgeshire. There are 500 acres to explore with habitats including wildflower meadows, mixed fen, marsh, reedbed, scrub, open water and woodland. There are several waymarked walking trails taking you around the reserve on wide grassy paths. You can stop at the bird hides and look out for a wide variety of wildlife before heading to Rothschild Bungalow - Charles Rothschild, a successful banker and wildlife enthusiast bought Woodwalton Fen in 1910 to preserve this lovely area. View Full Details>>

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