Cambridge is a city well known for its famous university and rich history. The countryside around the beautiful spot is also worth exploring, too. The National Trust has rounded up a selection of delightful routes in the Cambridgeshire countryside.
Beyond Anglesey Abbey walk, Lode, Cambridgeshire
Route length: 1 hour 30 mins – 4.6 miles (7.4 km)
This makes for a nice, easy walk to explore the fens and local villages.
The route takes in Anglesey Abbey – an art-filled, Jacobean mansion set among 98 acres of landscaped grounds.
Walkers can also check out Lode Mill – a watermill restored to perfect working order – and the winding fenland waterways
Houghton Mill – Houghton Meadows walk, Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire
Route length: 1 hour 15 mins – 1.8 miles (2.8 km)
This short, dog-friendly walk passes the remains of the old Huntingdon branch line viaduct.
It takes you around the unspoiled and tranquil water meadows with wonderful views across to the Hemingfords.
Wicken Fen Adventurers Trail, Cambridgeshire
Route length: 1 hour 30 mins – 2.8 miles (4.4 km)
This trail explores a landscape of reed-beds, open water and wet grassland.
Look out for dragonflies in summer and the National Trust herds of Highland cattle and Konik ponies.
Wimpole Folly and woodland belt walk, Wimpole Estate, Cambridgeshire
Route length: 1 hour 30 mins – 3 miles (4.8 km)
The Wimpole Estate is one of the largest estates in Cambridgeshire.
Look out for the Chinese Bridge, Wimpole lakes and the Gothic Folly.
Be sure to explore the woodland belt designed by famous landscape architect Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown.
Huntingdon and Godmanchester walk, Houghton Mill, Cambridgeshire
Route length: 3 hours – 8 miles (12.8 km)
Perfect for those after something longer, this route takes walkers through the delightful landscape of the Ouse valley.
Key sights include the site of Godmanchester Steam Mill, Castle Hill and the remains of Huntingdon’s Norman motte-and-bailey castle, demolished under the orders of King Henry II in 1174, Portholme Water Meadow the largest water meadow in England, and the site of the Old Mill at Godmanchester, demolished in 1927.
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