GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Walks In March Cambridgeshire

7 miles (11 km)

This attractive Cambridgeshire based market town has some lovely riverside walking trails to try. There's also a number of attractive parks, Georgianbuildings and a popular weekly market held every Wednesday next to the impressive town hall.
This walk from the town takes you east along the old course of the River Nene to Shepperson's Bridge on the Twenty Foot River. It's a lovely place for a stroll with flat paths, lots of narrowboats and fine views of the surrounding countryside to enjoy.
Part of the walk uses a section of the Nene Way. This waymarked long distance footpaths can be used to further extend your walk. You can link up with the Hereward Way and follow it south into the countryside too.

Postcode

PE15 8TD - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

March OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

March Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Walks near March

  • Whittlesey Heritage Walk - This circular walk takes you to a series of historical sites in the Cambridgshire town of Whittlesey.
  • Nene Way - Follow the River Nene through the beautiful Nene Valley on this fabulous walk through Cambridgeshire, Lincolnshire and Northamptonshire.
    The long distance path runs for over 100 miles, passing Northampton, Wellingborough, Oundle, Peterborough and Wisbech.
    There's much to enjoy on the way with rushing weirs, a series of historic villages and old mills
  • Bedford Purlieus National Nature Reserve - These splendid ancient woods near Peterborough have miles of woodland walking trails to try
  • Ferry Meadows Country Park - This super country park in Peterborough has several pretty lakes with cycling and walking trails running alongside the water's edge
  • Castor Hanglands - Explore the woodland, limestone, wetland grassland and scrub in this large National Nature Reserve near Peterborough
  • Crown Lakes Country Park - Enjoy a stroll around the pretty lakes in this country park in Peterborough
  • Torpel Way - This walk runs from Peterborough to Stamford through countryside and agricultural land
  • Fotheringhay - This pretty Northamptonshire village has some picturesque thatched cottages, an old castle motte and splendid views of the River Nene.
  • Wansford - This picturesque Cambridgeshire village sits in a nice location on the River Nene, near the border with Northamptonshire
  • Holme Fen - Explore thelargest Silver Birch woodland in lowland England on this walk in Cambridgeshire
  • Kings Cliffe Railway Walk - This walk takes you along the old disused railway line in the Northamptonshire village of King's Cliffe.
  • Fineshade Woods - Top Lodge in Fineshade Woods has several waymarked cycling and walking trails
  • Blatherwycke Lake - This walk visits the little Northamptonshire village of Blatherwycke where you can enjoy a stroll along the pretty lake
  • Peterborough To Whittlesey - This ride follows National Cycle Route 63 from Peterborough To Whittlesey.
  • Hereward Way - Starting in Oakham, in Rutland, follow the Herward Way through Stamford, Peterborough, Ely, and the Breckland forests to Thetford, in Norfolk
  • Welney WWT - Enjoy waterside footpaths along the New Bedford River on this easy circular walk at the WelneyWetland Centre.

Pubs/Cafes

The Ship Inn is a good choice for some post exercise refreshment. The historic thatched inn dates back to 1680 and sits in a lovely riverside location. Inside there's a charming interior with unusual carved beams said to have "fallen off a barge" during the building of Ely Cathedral. Outside there's a garden area where you can enjoy a view over the river and the boats with your meal. You can find them at 1 Nene Parade with postcode PE15 8TD for your sat navs.

Dog Walking

The grassy riverside paths make for a fine dog walk. The Ship Inn mentioned above is also dog friendly.

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

To the west is the neighbouring town of Whittlesey where you could pick up the Whittlesey Heritage Walk. The circular walk explores the historic town taking you to several listed buildings and scheduled ancient monuments.

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March-Cambridgeshire. March was once an island surrounded bymarshes. It occupied the second largest "island" in theGreat Level.

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March town Quay - river Nene (old course) part of the Middle Level waterway

River Nene (old course) March, Cambridgeshire - geograph.org.uk - 658999

River Nene (old course)

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River Nene (old course). Looking towards Stagsholt and Coldham windfarm in the background.

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March, River Nene

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Nene Parade, March

Twenty Foot River seen from Sheppersons Bridge - geograph.org.uk - 847081

Twenty Foot River seen from Sheppersons Bridge

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Shepperson's Bridge and The Twenty Foot River, March

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