Walking & Cycling

GET ACTIVE IN CAMBRIDGESHIRE

Cambridgeshire boasts the safest and most extensive cycling network in the entire country and there are endless routes to explore here whether on bike or on foot.  The many rivers in the region offer scenic pathways for all users and there are plenty of pubs and restaurants along the way to enjoy a well earned pitstop.

Busway & Beyond

The Cambridgeshire Guided Busway, known locally as The Busway, connects Cambridge, Huntingdon and St Ives in Cambridgeshire, making it easy to get around.

It is the longest guided busway in the world and provides excellent cycle paths to link these towns for keen cyclists looking to discover more of the area. Two guided sections make up 16 miles of the route and they use specially adapted buses with a regular service daily connecting the towns along these sections.

Cycling Around Cambridge

Cycling in Cambridge is like nowhere else in the UK. The cycle paths are wide, well marked and plentiful, which makes cycling an easy and pleasurable way to tour the city.

There are a huge amount of cycle parking facilities here for and there’s no other city quite like it with the rows and rows of bikes lining the city centre streets. There are many options available to hire bikes for the afternoon if you wish to take a tour around to look at the Cambridge landmarks, the Bridge of Sighs and see the many green spaces dotted around the city.

Walking in Cambridge

Cambridge is a compact city and you can easily travel around on foot to visit the many museums, the beautiful architecture and interesting shops along the cobbled streets.

You are spoilt for choice with green space options for families which include the Botanical Gardens, Parkers Piece, Lammas Land and Jesus Green. Lammas Land offers a giant play area and an enormous paddling pool during the summer months. Jesus Green also offers a large play area, a skate park and tennis courts as well as the city’s Lido, making for a picturesque walk alongside the river Cam.