Area: Cambridgeshire

Category Peterborough
Overview

Descriptions of a series of circular walks issued by Parishes in Barnack Ward.

Category Peterborough
Size (acreage)520
Type of Website
Overview

'211 hectares (520 acres) of ancient woodland in Cambridgeshire, in the United Kingdom. It is a national nature reserve and Site of Special Scientific Interest owned and managed by the Forestry Commission.'

Description from

Wikipedia

Category Cambridge
Type of Walk
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Member of the Ramblers - Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Area Grouping

Category Cambridge
Type of Website
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'The Garden offers all-year interest and seasonal inspiration. Whatever time of year you visit, you will always discover something to intrigue and captivate. Each week, the Head of Horticulture selects some of the plants at their best - you can find these on her Plant Picks Trail ... Best of all, returning to visit throughout the year reveals the dynamic passage of the seasons and nurtures a deep knowledge of the Garden and its collections. The Seasonal Trails  ... will help you plan your return visit.'

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University of Cambridge

Category Cambridge
Type of Website
Overview

'There's no need to sign up in advance for the vast majority of our walks - to join a particular ramble, just turn up at the time and place indicated on the termcard! ... University staff, former students, Anglia Ruskin students and people completely unconnected to the university are all very welcome! While the majority of our members are current Cambridge University students, we do have several regular members who are not.'

Category Cambridge
Type of Walk
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'The Cambridgeshire Group generally walk on the 1st Sunday of each month. We're a friendly group and always look forward to seeing a new friend joining us. Sometimes a new friend may be nervous being their first time along, but everyone will be welcoming and you'll soon be at ease ...'

Type of Website
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'The Comberton Ramblers Group walk on alternate Sundays. Walks are from 4 - 7 miles, usually ending near a public house. We are a friendly / informative group and enjoy exploring the varied countryside in this area.'

Type of Website
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'To help you get the most out of your visit, special waymarkers have been placed around the Country Park marking out two trails which will help you to discover some spectacular views and wildlife of international importance. The walks called Kingfisher (long trail) and Bulrush (short trail) highlight the best of the natural fen landscape including the Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) where you can test your bird spotting skills ...'

Description from

Visit Ely & East Cambridgeshire

See also

ELY Wildspace

Category Fenland
Type of Walk
Type of Website
Overview

Member of the Ramblers - Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Area Grouping

Category Huntingdonshire
Size (acreage)170
Type of Website
Overview

'Open grassland, meadows, woodlands and lakes ... with a wealth of wildlife everywhere.'

Category Huntingdonshire
Type of Website
Overview

Parks, Nature Reserves and Green Spaces around and about Huntingdon. There should also be access here to an extensive Huntingdonshire District Council Countryside Guide - but note that this is dated 2008.

Category Huntingdonshire
Type of Walk
Type of Website
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Member of the Ramblers - Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Area Grouping

Category Huntingdonshire
Type of Walk
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Member of the Wellbeing Walks - Cambridgeshire Grouping

Category Peterborough
Type of Website
Overview

'Langdyke Countryside Trust is a voluntary nature-loving organisation working to make a difference to the environmental and cultural heritage around Peterborough and Stamford – the area so loved by peasant poet John Clare ... There are many wonderful walks in the Langdyke area. In the East the countryside is generally flat and the going is easy. In the South and the West the landscape is gently undulating and stone built villages remind one of the Cotswolds.'

 

Size (acreage)96
Type of Website
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'Situated just North of Cambridge city. The park has attractive pathways, playgrounds, lakes, Visitor Centre and Café and is managed by registered charity Cambridge Sport Lakes Trust.'

Category Peterborough
Type of Website
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'The diversity of Nene Park makes it a special place. The variety of habitats from woodlands and meadow through to lakes and waterways creates a haven for wildlife. The distinct areas which form Nene Park are connected by the River Nene which runs through them for six miles.'

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Nene Park Trust

Category Huntingdonshire
Type of Website
Overview

'75 hectares of lakes, meadow, grassland, scrub and woodland next to the River Great Ouse where you can enjoy a wealth of wildlife all year round.'

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Paxton Pits Nature Reserve

Category Peterborough
Type of Walk
Type of Website
Overview

Member of the Ramblers - Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Area Grouping

Category Peterborough
Type of Walk
Overview

Member of the Wellbeing Walks - Cambridgeshire Grouping

Category Peterborough
Type of Walk
Type of Website
Overview

Member of the Ramblers - Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Area Grouping

Category Huntingdonshire
Type of Website
Overview

'Informal walking group based in the village of Stilton, Cambridgeshire, UK. We meet for regular local walks every alternate Sunday, at 10.00 am at the village pump, and organise occasional expeditions to interesting places further afield. As you might have guessed, we don’t take ourselves too seriously – hence Stumblers, not Ramblers!'

Category Peterborough
Type of Website
Overview

'Formed in 1991, our Club arranges walks/hikes on Sundays on a fortnightly basis. Although being based in the Peterborough and Stamford area, we explore the countryside throughout England, Scotland and Wales. We extend our range by overnight stays mainly in Youth Hostels.'

Category Cambridge
Type of Website
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'An extensive Country Park forms an integral part of the Trumpington Meadows Development, providing a superb natural habitat for wildlife, as well as a wonderful open space for local residents and visitors to enjoy.'

Category Cambridgeshire
Type of Website
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'There’s something for everyone when it comes to entertainment in Cambridge. You can go punting on the River Cam, enjoy a picnic in the park, join a walking tour of the city or explore further afield from the seat of a bicycle following the excellent network of cycle paths in and around the city.' ALERT The Official Tourist Board formerly referenced here has now closed.

Category Fenland
Type of Website
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'What a place to walk ... nowhere else in Britain can you see such huge skies, such wonderful dawns and sunsets. Try one of our Town Trails ...'

Type of Website
Overview

'The unique fenlands in the north and east of Cambridgeshire are a landscape characterised by vast flat areas of artificially-drained land, wide views and open skyscapes. Ideal for walks and cycle rides as the absence of hills results in glorious views and sunsets!'

Category Cambridge
Type of Walk
Type of Website
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Member of the Ramblers - Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Area Grouping

Overview

'Back in 2001, the Parish Council published a leaflet detailing six walks around the village and surrounding area. This was updated in 2010 with a further four walks, which you can explore by following the links.'

Description from

Terry King

Distance (miles)9
Type of Walk
Overview

'Following mediaeval tracks out across the fens, the Bishop's Way takes you along the route used by the Bishops of Ely to their palace in Downham.'

Description from

Visit Ely

Category Cambridge
Type of Walk
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'The buildings of Cambridge constructed since 1945 have made a substantial contribution to the built environment of the city. There can be few cities of comparable size with such an array of work by nationally and internationally renowned designers ...' Part 1 The City Centre | Part 2 Four City Walks | Part 3 The Suburbs | Part 4 The Surrounding AreaALERT Unable to raise the Walks originally cited here at Review, so Linked instead to related Site.

Category Cambridge
Type of Walk
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'Cambridge Sculpture Trails has created three separate sculpture walks around the city to enable you to discover this rich diversity of works of art.'

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Cambridge Sculpture Trails

Category Cambridgeshire
Type of Website
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'The Definitive Map and Statement is a collection of certain maps and other documents which together constitute the County Council's legal record of all known public rights of way in Cambridgeshire. The council also keeps records of many of the county's permissive paths. This is where a landowner has agreed to allow the public to use a route on their land, but no legal right of way exists.'

Category Cambridgeshire
Type of Website
Overview

'The main remit of the group is to advise the County Council, as well as District Councils, on the management of the County's public rights of way. The advice of the group is to ensure the continued improvement and protection of public rights of way in Cambridgeshire for the purposes of open air recreation and the enjoyment of the countryside.'

Category Cambridgeshire
Overview

'This web site is dedicated to walks from and around our beautiful town of St Ives in Cambridgeshire. The land is flat, but with tall skies and wide horizons there's a fantastic feeling of open spaces.'

Description from

John McKinnie

Distance (miles)6
Type of Walk
Overview

'A walk to the south of Ely takes you along the bank of the River Great Ouse, a river which has been the life blood to Ely throughout the centuries.' ALERT The PDF cited here is no longer accessible via Visit Cambridge & Beyond. The Facebook Page referenced as an alternative might give you access to the PDF instead.

Category Fenland
Distance (miles)5
Overview

'Chatteris is a thriving Fenland town with many local shops and businesses. The town still celebrates its histtory with an annual History Festival and is the place to be at Christmas for the famous and splendid Chatteris Christmas lights.'

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Visit Cambridgeshire Fens

Distance (miles)11
Overview

'The walk connects The Wimpole Way (Cambridge to Wimpole Estate) with the Greensand Ridge Walk (Leighton Buzzard to Gamlingay Cinques) giving a long distance walk of 64 miles.'

Distance (miles)2
Overview

'It is thought that Ely’s name relates to a time when the city was surrounded by marsh and its main trade was in eels. Eels are still caught in the River Ouse, and provided the inspiration behind the Ely Eel Trail – a series of works around the city by Elizabeth Jane Grosse that were commissioned by East Cambridgeshire District Council. '

Description from

Visit Ely

Category Cambridgeshire
Overview

'Explore the Landscape Heritage of the Cambridgeshire Fens on a series of walks around the Fen Edge ... The Fen Edge Trail takes you from the Lincolnshire border in the northwest of the county to the Suffolk border in the southeast, roughly following the "edge" of the Fens (including the islands) where the land rises to 5 metres above sea level (the 5 m contour). We are gradually publishing a series of Walk Guides that take you on easy walks with an average distance of about 5 miles each, although some can be done in shorter sections or you can combine them to make a longer walk.'

Category Cambridge
Distance (miles)48
Type of Walk
Overview

'Walk between Cambridge and Kings Lynn following the Rivers Cam and Great Ouse. The main route mainly follows the western banks of the rivers, although there is an eastern alternative available between north of Cambridge and Ely. The route is mostly flat, with very little ascent or descent. '

Description from

BritishWalks.org

See also

Fen Rivers Way [Norfolk County Council]

Distance (miles)25
Type of Walk
Overview

'The Fleam Dyke and Roman Road Walk is a waymarked route incorporating two of Cambridgeshire's ancient linear sites ... A Guide Book ... gives detailed directions and route maps and includes information on flora, fauna and places of interest along the way, illustrated with colour photographs. It also lists places to eat and drink and a number of pubs and guest houses offering accommodation along the route.'

Type of Walk
Overview

'These walks have all been published in past issues of the "The Village News". They have been devised by "one man and his dog" who takes absolutely no responsibility for accuracy or for any injury or mishap that might befall any person who follows them. And please don't try to blame the dog!'

Distance (miles)9
Overview

'A circular walk around Hardwick to celebrate the Millennium. The walk begins and ends at the Hardwick village sign. It passes through the parishes of Hardwick, Comberton, and Caldecote, and crosses the Greenwich Meridian twice.'

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Hardwick Parish Council

Distance (miles)3
Type of Walk
Overview

'The Rich Heritage of Histon and Impington.'

Description from

'Produced by Histon and Impington Millennium Committee in co-operation with Eleanor Whitehead and Alan Eade of the Histon and Impington Village Society.'

Category Huntingdonshire
Distance (miles)8
Overview

'Although quite a long walk it doesn't seem so, a stop in Godmanchester for a snack or lunch turning the route into two walks each of 4 miles.'

Description from

John McKinnie

Category Huntingdonshire
Distance (miles)8
Overview

'Head off through a watery landscape in search of lost mills on this 8 mile walk through the delightful landscape of the Ouse valley. Starting at Houghton, the last working mill on the Great Ouse, discover the sites of many of the lost historic mills in this part of Huntingdonshire.'

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National Trust

Category Huntingdonshire
Distance (miles)15
Overview

'An easy walk beside the Great Ouse river to the attractive village of Houghton and its restored water mill, returning through water meadows and a nature reserve.'

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Saturday Walkers Club

Category Huntingdonshire
Distance (miles)2
Type of Walk
Overview

'Due to its position on the Great North Road, Huntingdon developed into a major coaching centre in the 16th and 17th centuries. The opening of the Great Northern line in 1850 meant that rail travel superceded travel by road, and this, coupled with the agricultural depression, led to a period of decline ...'

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Huntingdon First

Category Huntingdonshire
Distance (miles)3
Type of Walk
Overview

'Huntingdon played a significant role in the First World War. Many troops were stationed in Huntingdon, wounded soldiers were treated here and the Portholme Aerodrome Company contributed to the development of aviation. This map shows locations that would have been of importance during the war and places of remembrance for those who made the ultimate sacrifice'

Category Fenland
Distance (miles)5
Type of Walk
Overview

'Two walks – the Town Trail and the Riverside Trail - both of which highlight the older more interesting buildings in March and the stories behind them.  The two trails may be linked to form a single walk.'

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Visit Cambridgeshire Fens

Type of Walk
Overview

'There are 14 footpaths in the village of Meldreth and each January we compile a survey of the condition of the footpaths and decide on an action plan to continue maintenance of the paths.'

Category Peterborough
Overview

'This guide shows the locations of six individual circular walks within the Peterborough City boundaries and gives factual information about how to prepare for walking and its health benefits ...'

Distance (miles)7
Overview

'This is an attractive circular walk passing through arable farmland, the valley of the River Granta, along an ancient Roman trackway, and through two historic villages.'  ALERT You might be able to find a usable replacement for the PDF originally referenced here using one of the generic Search Engines. Or you could try the description in outdooractive now cited in this Record.

Description from

outdooractive

Distance (miles)36
Overview

'Rothschild Way will be a footpath extending to Woodwalton Fen from Wicken Fen in Cambridgeshire and commemorating the early wildlife conservation work of Charles Rothschild.'

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The Great Fen Project

Category Huntingdonshire
Distance (miles)8
Overview

'Although a longer walk, with a snack or meal at Houghton Mill cafe it seems much shorter. In addition it's a very peaceful walk with great variety and a lovely village. One of my favourites.'

Description from

John McKinnie

Category Huntingdonshire
Distance (miles)7
Overview

'A delightful walk starting from the quaint village of Kimbolton, best known for its castle which was the sad final home of King Henry VIII's first queen, Catherine of Aragon. This charming walk meanders across the exquisite Cambridgeshire countryside and passes through the castle parkland on the last leg.'

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Rockingham Forest Walkers

Category Cambridge
Overview

'These are not conventional walks, with a start point and an end point and a length. Instead they cover an area of Cambridge or a theme, telling you about interesting things to see and more, or less, pleasant roads and paths to walk down. Feel free to construct your own walks round them! There is a map for each walk.'

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Jo Edkins

Category Cambridge
Distance (miles)64
Overview

'Follows the Cam, the Stort and the Lea rivers linking stations on the Cambridge to London Liverpool Street railway line.'

The West Anglian Way 'A detailed route description, together with illustrative map, and consisting of 6, A4 sheets in a plastic envelope.'

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Cambridge Ramblers

Category Cambridge
Distance (miles)13
Overview

'The route, along ancient trackways and small sections of country roads, provides good views of some of Cambridgeshire's most varied and attractive landscapes, ending at the spectacular 18th Century estate of Wimpole Hall, now owned by the National Trust.'

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JordanWalks

Category Fenland
Distance (miles)2
Type of Walk
Overview

'Plug in your headphones and join us for this leisurely walk around Wisbech. Our entertaining guide will bring to life the many famous characters of this town and tell you why Wisbech became one of the most prosperous ports in the country during the 18th and 19th centuries. We will look at all the best that Wisbech has to offer, starting outside the Tourist Information Centre.'

Category Fenland
Distance (miles)7
Overview

'All is not what it seems in the Fens, often portrayed as a land of fog, mist and marsh. Distant horizons blend into immense and changing skies which once looked down onto the wooded islands of March and Wimblington. This walk will take you through these "woods" recognised now by local place names - Eastwood, Linwood, Hatchwood and Coneywood.'

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Visit Cambridgeshire Fens

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