Cambridges best Lockdown Walks
2020 and 2021 are years that will forever be crowned as the lockdown periods in our history. With so many changes it is important to not let yourself get too caught up in the negatives. We may all have a number of rightful restrictions in place but that isn’t to say you can’t still enjoy yourself in the beautiful city of Cambridge for your daily walk.
- Gog Magog Hills & Wandlebury Country Park – Only 0.9 miles away from each other this is the perfect place to go for your daily walk during a lockdown. Wandlebury Country Park, just south of Cambridge, is an incredible countryside estate offering miles and miles of wonderful walks through woodland and wildflower meadows. Situated on the Gog Magog Hills this beautiful walking location offers both the elements of adventure looking for wildlife and also the physical fun trekking through the hills. Both are perfect for dogs to give you that extra bit of company during these times too. We started with this one first because its one of our favourite places, and as a company dedicated to supporting our local charity Jordie On You we know just how helpful both physically and mentally the Gog’s can be having trained there for our 100km Charity 3 Peaks challenge.
- Milton Country Park – This one I would be very surprised if you’ve never been to or heard of before. This was always the place you most looked forward to going and playing with the family during the summer holidays. Although these unprecedented times may restrict your family’s coming together for a beautiful afternoon picnic, there’s no reason you can’t enjoy the leisurely walks and scout out the best places to run, play and even build dens ready for when we’re advised to do so again with our friends and families.
- Cambridge River Walks – Swarmed with hundreds of people pre-COVID-19, spending the day by the river and making your way down to Grantchester to visit the famous Orchard Tea Garden was always a lovely day out in the sun. Despite the Orchard Tea Garden being temporarily closed, there are still many stunning Cambridge river walks depending on your location. Simply google the closest walking route to you to find your perfect route along the stunning River Cam.
- Cherry Hinton Hall – Most well known for hosting the annual Cambridge Folk Festival, Cherry Hinton Hall equally doubles up as a perfect walking retreat with your household. Cherry Hinton Hall is a Grade II listed Victorian country house in Southeast Cambridge. As you look out into the beautiful wide-open grass spaces, gazing at the local wildlife and birds, you can work your way around the various public outdoor play areas. There’s even an interactive tree trail to help you with your homeschooling for the day, allowing your little ones to go on a trail to discover and learn about all the different types of trees in the area. To find out more about this click here.
Overall, these are just a few of Cambridges stunning walking locations but we hope these give you some joy! It’s important to stay active and to also clear your mind and walking is a brilliant way to do this. We hope you’re all staying safe and doing well during these times and greatly look forward to hearing from you if you find some new walking locations in the area.
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