Spring 2024 walks

Revisiting and revising some of our walks – we may even try something new?

21 March – Cottenham – Rampton

5.4 miles. Cottenham to Cow Lane, Rampton via Broad Lane. Into Rampton along Cow Lane and cut through village back lanes to Cottenham Lode. Return to Cottenham along the Lode.

A good loop from home out to Rampton village. This is a variant on one loop of the figure-of-eight route walked back in March 2021 that makes that loop slightly longer and so a good walk in itself. We’ve had a lot of rainfall here in recent months but the path out to Rampton was not too bad, except for a couple of places where it was necessary to cut into the fields to avoid puddles. We extended the walk by turning right when we hit Rampton High Street, then taking the path off to the left just before The Paddocks. This was a barely-passable quagmire after crossing King St, so a better option is needed during or after wet weather (perhaps walking on up to Cuckoo Lane, further lengthening the walk – we will have to try that!). There was no problem underfoot with the return along Cottenham Lode. No refreshments on this walk, as we finished at home, but we must try the Black Horse in Rampton sometime.