GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Walks around Cottenham

4 miles (6.5 km)

This Cambridgeshire based village lies just a few miles north of the famous university city of Cambridge. It includes a pretty village green, picturesque old almshouses, quaint thatched cottages and a church dating back to the 15th century.
This circular walk takes you to the neighbouring village of Rampton. It includes a waterside section along Cottenham Lode which runs just to the north of the settlement. Rampton is also very pretty with the historic Giant's Hill castle mound and another nice village green.
To continue your walking around Cottenham head west to visit one of the local highlights at Fen Drayton Lakes. There's some lovely waterside footpaths and lots of wildlife to look out for at the popular nature reserve.

Postcode

CB24 8UA - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

Cottenham OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Cottenham Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Walks near Cottenham

  • Fen Drayton Lakes - This large RSPB nature reserve near St Ives has some nice walking trails and a cycle path running through it
  • Waterbeach - This delightful village near Cambridge has a pretty village green, lovely riverside walks and some fine old pubs to visit.
  • Milton Country Park - This lovely park in Cambridge boasts nearly 100 acres of lakes and gardens interlaced with footpaths and cycle trails
  • Cambridge Backs Walk - This circular city walk takes you around the highlights of Cambridge, visiting The Backs, a picturesque area where several colleges of the University of Cambridge back on to the River Cam
  • Anglesey Abbey - Explore 114 acres of beautiful gardens surrounding this Jacobean mansion in Cambridge
  • Wandlebury Country Park - This walk takes you around the delightful Wandlebury Country Park in Cambridge
  • Gog Magog Hills - This walk explores the Gog Magog Downs, a ridge of low chalk hills extending for several miles to the southeast of Cambridge
  • Cambridge to Grantchester - This is a popular riverside walk from Cambridge to the nearby village of Grantchester
  • Haslingfield - This attractive village in South Cambridgeshire is a pleasant place for an easy riverside stroll
  • Cambourne - This walk visits the Cambourne Nature Reserve before heading to the neighbouring villages of Caxton and Bourn.
  • Lodes Way - This circular cycling trail runs through the Cambridgeshire Lodeson National Cycle Route 11 from the Wicken Fen Nature Reserve to Bottisham.
  • Soham - This pretty Cambridgeshire based town is located a few miles north east of the famous university city of Cambridge
  • Fen Rivers Way - This is a teriffic riverside walking route running from Cambridge to King's Lynn in Norfolk
  • Harcamlow Way - This long distance walk takes you to some of the most beautiful countryside, interesting historical sites and delightful country parks in the counties of Cambridgeshire, Essex and Hertfordshire.
    The route is a figure-of-eight, starting in Harlow and first heading to Saffron Walden where you will pass the splendid Jacobean mansion and gardens at Audley End
  • St Ives Cambridgeshire - This Cambridgeshire market town is located in the River Great Ouse just east of Huntingdon.
  • Shepreth - This South Cambridgeshire village is located south of Cambridge and north of Royston

Photos

Green, Cottenham - geograph.org.uk - 3492392

Green, Cottenham

Cottenham Lode - geograph.org.uk - 3643855

Cottenham Lode. A channel which takes water from several small streams rising north-west of Cambridge, and flows into the Great Ouse near Wilburton.

Almshouses, Cottenham - geograph.org.uk - 3492387

Almshouses, Cottenham

Cottenham, All Saints - geograph.org.uk - 3010204

Cottenham, All Saints. The earliest documented evidence of a church in Cottenham is in a Charter ofSaxonKingEadredin 948. This church was replaced by aNormanedifice in the 12th century, fragments of which can still be seen in the present building, which itself dates from the 15th century.

Cottenham, Old Thatch and other old thatched houses - geograph.org.uk - 3010219

Cottenham, Old Thatch and other old thatched houses

Rampton Bridge, Cambs - geograph.org.uk - 175837

Rampton Bridge, Cambs. spanning the Westwick Brook, taken from the footpath forming the parish boundary between Rampton and Cottenham.

Rampton Village Sign - geograph.org.uk - 680067

Rampton Village Sign. Featuring All Saints' Church and other local views, it doubles as the local War Memorial

Giant's Hill - geograph.org.uk - 679994

Giant's Hill. Giant's Hill was constructed as a castle mound by King Stephen's forces to counter the fenland rebellion of Geoffrey de Mandeville, but left unfinished when de Mandeville died in 1144. The site is managed by Cambridgeshire County Council Farms Estate.

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