GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

St Ives Cambridgeshire Walks

5 miles (8.8 km)

This Cambridgeshire market town is located in the River Great Ouse just east of Huntingdon.
This circular walk from the town takes you along the river to visit the historic Houghton Mill before heading to the neighbouring villages of Hemingford Abbots and Hemingford Grey. Here you have the option of visiting Hemingford Grey Manor which dates from the 12th century. The interesting house and gardens are open to visitors.
The walk starts on the river at Town Quay on the southern edge of the town. Here you can pick up the Ouse Valley Way and follow the waymarked trail west to Hoghton Mill. Here you will find a working 18th-century watermillwith a tea room and lovely walking trails.
The walk then crosses the river and heads across Hemingford Meadow to Hemingford Abbots. From here you continue east to Hemingford Grey before crossing the river on St Ives Bridge and and returning to the quay.

St Ives Cambridgeshire OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

St Ives Cambridgeshire Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Walks near St Ives Cambridgeshire

  • 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
  • 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
  • Fen Drayton Lakes - This large RSPB nature reserve near St Ives has some nice walking trails and a cycle path running through it
  • 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
  • Hemingford Grey - This Cambridgeshire based village is located close to Huntingdon and St Ives

Pubs/Cafes

Near the river you'll find the Oliver Cromwell pub for some post walk refreshments. The pub serves a fine Sunday lunch and is also dog friendly. They are located at Wellington St with postcode PE27 5AZ.

Photos

The Broadway, St Ives - geograph.org.uk - 2633204

The Broadway, St Ives

St Ives,Cambridgeshire - geograph.org.uk - 1559422

St Ives bridge and river view

Town Quay, St Ives - geograph.org.uk - 1867272

Town Quay, St Ives

The Manor House seen from the Quay - geograph.org.uk - 2550289

The Manor House seen from the Quay

Godmanchester to St Ives 134 Chapel of St Ledger, St Ives (22467589641)

Chapel of St Ledger, St Ives Bridge. The historic 15th century bridge is most unusual in incorporating achapel, the most striking of only four examples in England.

Houghton Mill - geograph.org.uk - 2271819

Houghton Mill

Hemingford Meadow - geograph.org.uk - 2272412

Hemingford Meadow

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

High Street, Hemingford Grey

Video

GPS Files

GPX File

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