GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Hemingford GreyWalk

5 miles (8 km)

This Cambridgeshire based village is located close to Huntingdon and St Ives. It's a nice place for country and riverside walks with the River Great Ouse running just to the north of the settlement.
There's also the noteworthy Hemingford Grey Manor which dates from the 12th century. The interesting house and gardens are open to visitors. It is notable as one of the two oldest continually inhabited houses in Britain.
This circular walk starts from the manor house and first takes you across Hemingford Meadow to neighbouring St Ives. Here you can cross the River Ouse on St Ives Bridge which includes an ancient chapel. Head west along the pretty town quay towards Houghton where you can explore the delightful Houghton Mill. The route then visits Hemingford Abbots before returning to the village.

Postcode

PE28 9BJ - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

Hemingford Grey OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Hemingford Grey Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Walks near Hemingford Grey

  • Huntingdon - A circular walk from Huntingdon taking in the River Great Ouse, Houghton Mill and Hemingford Abbots
  • Houghton Mill - Explore the delightful water meadows at Houghton Mill on this walk in Huntingdon
  • Fen Drayton Lakes - This large RSPB nature reserve near St Ives has some nice walking trails and a cycle path running through it
  • Cambridge to St Ives along the Busway - Enjoy a walk or cycle along this disused railway line which now forms part of National Cycle Network Route 51
  • Hinchingbrooke Country Park - Explore 170 acres of open grasslands, meadows, woodlands and lakes in this fine country park in Huntingdon
  • Ouse Valley Way - Follow the River Great Ouse from the source at Brackley, Northamptonshire, to the mouth at The Wash at King's Lynn
  • Brampton Wood - These ancient woods near Huntingdon consist of 326 acres with lots of nice walking trails and interesting flora and fauna.
    Look out for 280 species of fern, conifer, flowering plant and trees
  • Paxton Pits - Visit this delightful nature reserve in Little Paxton and enjoy a series of well laid out, waterside walking trails
  • Holme Fen - Explore thelargest Silver Birch woodland in lowland England on this walk in Cambridgeshire
  • Woodwalton Fen - Enjoy a short walk around this beautiful national nature reserve in Cambridgeshire
  • Grafham Water Circular Ride - A cycle and walking route around the beautiful Grafham Water in Cambridgeshire.
    The route passes through woodland and the villages of Grafton and West Perry
  • St Neots - This pretty town in Cambridgeshire has some lovely country and riverside walks to try
  • Godmanchester - This attractive Cambridgeshire town has some delightful riverside paths and a wildlife rich local nature reserve to explore
  • St Ives Cambridgeshire - This Cambridgeshire market town is located in the River Great Ouse just east of Huntingdon.

Pubs/Cafes

The Cock can be found on the High St, at postcode PE28 9BJ. The inn was named National Pub of the year twice in the last decade. They serve modern British fayre which you can enjoy in the lovely garden area which includes dining pods. The pub is dog friendly.

Photos

River Great Ouse at Hemingford Grey - geograph.org.uk - 1867254

River Great Ouse at Hemingford Grey

High Street, Hemingford Grey - geograph.org.uk - 2074197

High Street, Hemingford Grey

Hemingford Grey - geograph.org.uk - 901716

Cock Inn on the High Street

Hemingford Grey bend on the Ouse - geograph.org.uk - 30890

Hemingford Grey bend on the Ouse

Godmanchester to St Ives 084 The Manor House, Hemingford Grey (22324526065)

The Manor House, Hemingford Grey. The house was made famous by its long-term resident,Lucy M. Boston, who bought it in 1939 and rechristened it asGreen Knoweand wrote several books set there. It dates back to the 1130s and includes beautiful tranquil gardens.

Axe and Compass - geograph.org.uk - 883403

Axe & Compass in the sister village of Hemingford Abbots. The spire of the local church can be seen in the background.

The Bridge, St Ives - geograph.org.uk - 2632940

The Bridge, St Ives

Houghton Mill - geograph.org.uk - 2271819

Houghton Mill

Video

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