Walks

We’re aiming to complete a different circular walk each week, all within easy reach of home in Cottenham. They are mostly in and around South Cambridgeshire although we’ve extended to an occasional Suffolk walk.

Many of the walks come from the Ordnance Survey book of Cambridgeshire Circular Walks or the Suffolk equivalents. The FootPathMap resource is also useful. We’re keeping a record here – for our own interest and as a database of future walk ideas for ourselves and others – do try them out!

At the foot of the page are a few further afield walks from our travels – mostly places we visit frequently or plan to return to.

Steve & Joy

Local(ish) circular walks project

The map shows the starting points of the walks. The table below the map lists the walks, sorted alphabetically by starting location. Follow the link to the blog entry of the month in which we did the walk for details (including route maps for many of the walks).

Starting pointMilesRouteBlog
1Buckden5.5Offord-Cluny (C9)June 2021
2Chesterton5.2Along the river and around the cityDec 2020
3Chittering6.8Great Ouse and StrethamJuly 2021
4Coton4.9Madingley via American cemeteryApr 2021
5Cottenham4.8Smithy Fen, Lode, Les King WoodSep 2021
6Cottenham7.5Long Drove + Rampton loopsMar 2021
7Ely6.8Little Thetford (C19)Mar 2021
8Fen Ditton6.6Cambridge commons and Mill RdFeb 2021
9Fen Drayton5.5Fen Drayton lakesApr 2021
10Histon5.8Oakington – Girton Jan 2021
11Holywell4.3St IvesOct 2021
12Horseheath5.2West Wickham (C4)Nov 2021
13Houghton5.3Godmanchester Nature ReserveMay 2021
14Isleham7.1Fen loop (C17)May 2021
15Landbeach6.6Waterbeach – river – MiltonJan 2021
16Linton7.3Rivey Hill – Hildersham (C22)Apr 2021
17Lode5.5Stow-cum-Quy Fen (C10)Mar 2021
18Lolworth6.5Chliderley, Knapwell, Boxworth (C15)Feb 2021
19Mepal3.5The Hundred Foot Drain (C1)Nov 2020
20Mildenhall7.6West Row – Worlington (S16)May 2021
21Milton4.8Country Park – Chesterton – riverJan 2021
22Newnham6.3Trumpington – Grantchester Feb 2021
23Over4.8Swavesey via the Great Ouse (C3)Nov 2020
24Reach4.5Swaffham Prior & Devil’s Dyke (C7)Nov 2020
25St Ives6Houghton & the Hemingfords (C12)Nov 2020
26St Neots8Little Paxton nature reserve (C16)May 2021
27University Library6City – Grantchester loop (C8)Dec 2020
28University Library7West Cambridge – Coton Feb 2021
29Wandlebury7Magog Down – Stapleford (C24)Jan 2021
30Wicken Fen6Upware (C11)Mar 2021
31Wilburton5.5Haddenham loopOct 2021
32Willingham6.3Great Ouse – Aldreth Causeway (C18)Mar 2021
33Wimblington7.2Stonea Camp (C20)Oct 2021
34Wimpole Estate4.8Estate walk (C5)Dec 2020
“C” in brackets after a route indicates a walk from Cambridgeshire Circular Walks. “S” indicates a walk from Suffolk Circular walks.

Total mileage = 202.5 miles
Average walk = 5.95 miles


Other walks

A few walks from our travels – places we go to regularly or intend to visit again.

Starting pointMilesRouteBlog
1Wiveton Downs, Norfolk7.7Cley-next-the-sea – BlakeneyJune 2021
2Glenmore Forest Park, Cairngorms7.5Loch Morlich + Green LochJuly 2021
3Divis Mountain, Co Antrim4.2Divis Mountain ridge trailAug 2021
4Southwold, Suffolk (S2)3.8Circuit of SouthwoldSep 2021

“S” indicates a walk from Suffolk Circular walks. “N” = Norfolk Circular Walks. In all cases the letter is followed by the number of the walk in that book.