Top 10 Walks Around Cambridgeshire

Taking some walks around Cambridgeshire is a fantastic way to make the most out of our local county. It is full of immersive nature, beautiful wildlife, and relaxing settings – perfect for taking a few forest rambles!

Below we have put together a list of the top 10 walks around Cambridgeshire, including riverside trails, forest immersions and wildlife wanderings. We are happy to offer any additional information about the below walking trails and are also available to provide any further suggestions.

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1. The Keyston Circular, Huntingdon

walks around Cambridgeshire: keyston circular
Keystone Circular from Aaron Latty on AllTrails

First on our list for walks around Cambridgeshire is the beautiful Keyston Circular. This is a moderate walk for those a bit more serious than simply rambling!

This loop walk will take roughly three hours and will take you through some gorgeous wildflower meadows, forests, gentle hills and you might even spot a bird or two!

  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Length: 11.3km
  • Time: Est. 2h 50m
  • Route Type: Loop
  • Elevation Gain: 307m
  • Key Features: Wildflowers, birdwatching, forest, pub

More information on the Keyston Circular

2. Gunwade Lake & Overton Lake Circular, Nene Park

Walks around Cambridgeshire: Gunwade and Overton
Gunwade Lake & Overton Lake Circular from Aurimas Bilinskas on AllTrails

Next on our list of walks around Cambridgeshire is the Gunwade Lake and Overton Lake Circular. This walk is an easy 4.7km loop trail in beautiful Nene Park and is suited to all skill levels.

This walk will take roughly one and a half hours, will take you past gorgeous lakes, and is a great route for wildlife-spotting!

  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Length: 4.7km
  • Time: Est. 1h 30m
  • Route Type: Loop
  • Elevation Gain: 40m
  • Key Features: Lake, child-friendly, wildlife, birdwatching

 

More information on the Gunwade Lake & Overton Lake Circular

3. River Nene Circular, Peterborough

River Nene Circular from Phillip Morton on AllTrails

The River Nene Circular is another great walk on our list of walks around Cambridgeshire. This walk is an easy 5km loop trail near gorgeous Nene Park, Peterborough, and is suited to all skill levels.

This walk will take roughly one and a half hours, will take you past gorgeous lakes, and is a great route for wildlife-spotting!

  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Length: 5km
  • Time: Est. 1h 15m
  • Route Type: Loop
  • Elevation Gain: 101m
  • Key Features: Wildflowers, birdwatching, wildlife, river

 

More information on the River Nene Circular

4. Cambridge City Circular, Cambridge

Cambridge City Circular from Christopher Deane on AllTrails

For a beautiful walk taking in the sights and sounds of the historic city of Cambridge, why not take a look at the Cambridge City Circular?

The trail is almost entirely flat paved, and you’ll be able to enjoy the many iconic sights of Cambridge including Jesus Green, Parker’s Piece, the famous university colleges and the variety of bridges that cross the beautiful River Cam.

  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Length: 6.4km
  • Time: Est. 1h 50m
  • Route Type: Loop
  • Elevation Gain: 98m
  • Key Features: Historic sites, wheelchair/pushchair-accessible, city walk

 

More information on the Cambridge City Circular

5. Alwalton & Castor Circular, Peterborough

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Alwalton & Castor Circular from Kirsty Longhurst on AllTrails

Another one of our beautiful walks around Cambridgeshire is the Alwalton and Castor Circular just outside Peterborough, near Nene Park.

A quiet relaxing walk along the riverside, the trail is suitable for walkers of all skill levels. However, if you choose to partake in the trail, be sure to pack some wellington boots as some parts can get particularly muddy and are NOT suitable for your fancy sneakers or new walking boots!

  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Length: 5.3km
  • Time: Est. 1h 30m
  • Route Type: Loop
  • Elevation Gain: 83m
  • Key Features: River, bird-watching, nature, wildlife

 

More information on the Alwalton & Castor Circular

6. Grantchester Village & Meadows, Trumpington

Grantchester Village and Meadows from Caron Hayes on AllTrails

A walk that has it all! The Grantchester Village and Meadows trail is an 8.4km loop trail just south of Cambridge. The route is suitable for all skill levels so is perfect for a family trip out!

On this beautiful walking trail, you will be able to explore lush farmland, the Byron Pool Nature Reserve for spotting rare wildlife, as well as the Grantchester Meadows which run alongside the beautiful River Cam. Why not take your wellies for a paddle? Or stop off for a well-earned afternoon tea at the Grantchester Orchard?

  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Length: 8.4km
  • Time: Est. 2h 20m
  • Route Type: Loop
  • Elevation Gain: 116m
  • Key Features: Farmland, meadows, wildlife, afternoon tea, river

 

More information on the Grantchester Village and Meadows Trail

7. Milton to Water Newton Loop, Peterborough

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Milton to Water Newton Loop from Phillip Morton on AllTrails

Another one of our walks around Cambridgeshire is the gorgeous Milton to Water Newton loop. This trail is slightly longer than others on this list and is 13.8km, so if it’s a full day rambling out in nature, then this is the perfect walk for you!

Whilst walking this trail you will encounter some beautiful wildlife, shaded woodland areas, a calming river and you might even spot a cow or two!

  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Length: 13.8km
  • Time: Est. 3h 30m
  • Route Type: Loop
  • Elevation Gain: 196m
  • Key Features: River, wildlife, bird-watching, cattle

 

More information on the Milton to Water Newton Loop

8. Anglesey Abbey & Quy Fen, Cambridge

Anglesey Abbey to Quy Fen from AllTrailsUser on AllTrails

A simple but beautiful walk is the Anglesey Abbey to Quy Fen trail, which is suitable for all ages and skill levels.

This trail will guide you through beautiful fields and woodlands, along the gentle riverside, awkward kissing gates, and even a visit to Anglesey Abbey itself should you wish!

  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Length: 5.6km
  • Time: Est. 1h 30m
  • Route Type: Loop
  • Elevation Gain: 57m
  • Key Features: Child-friendly, river, woods, cattle

 

More information on the Anglesey Abbey to Quy Fen Loop

9. Grafam Water Circular, Huntingdon

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Grafam Water Circular from Markus Brooks on AllTrails

One of our personal favourite walks around Cambridgeshire is the beautiful Grafam Water trail. A long but simple route, Grafam Water has a variety of different features suitable for all ages and skill levels.

The trail itself offers different activity options across its length, and in addition, you will come across woodland, farmlands, village streets, and the beautiful reservoir of Grafam Water itself.

  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Length: 13.7km
  • Time: Est. 4h 10m
  • Route Type: Loop
  • Elevation Gain: 341m
  • Key Features: Lake, bird-watching, pub, biking

 

More information on the Grafam Water Circular

10. Glapthorn Extended Circular, Peterborough

Glapthorn Extended Circular from AllTrailsUser on AllTrails

The final of our hand-picked walks around Cambridgeshire is the beautiful Glapthorn Extended Circular which is suitable for the more experienced of walkers!

On this circuit, you will encounter gorgeous wildflower meadows,  rare birds and wildlife, cow pastures, and some stunning views! if you have a full day to spare, don’t forget this trail!

  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Length: 18.3km
  • Time: Est. 4h 30m
  • Route Type: Loop
  • Elevation Gain: 422m
  • Key Features: Historic site, wildflowers, forest, views

 

More information on the Glapthorn Extended Circular

We hope this list has provided you with a wide variety of beautiful walks to make your stay with us even more enjoyable!

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