Enjoying the countryside

There are many ways to enjoy the Cambridgeshire countryside.

For information about parks and nature reserves go to the following websites:

To find out about local events and activities go to Cambridgeshire Online Directory

When visiting the countryside always remember to follow The Countryside Code (GOV.UK website)


For a range of County Council promoted walking guides go to the Visit Cambridge website

You can view all the county's rights of way on the following interactive map:

If the map does not load, please view it on the My Cambridgeshire website.


The County Council has produced guides for running routes around Cambridge (ranging from four to sixteen miles) for beginners and experienced runners.

4 mile running route498KBpdf
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6 mile running route483KBpdf
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7.5 mile running route417KBpdf
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10.5 mile running route517KBpdf
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16 mile running route870KBpdf
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Motorised access

Byways Open to All Traffic provide a legal opportunity for responsible users of 'road-legal' motorised vehicles to use the countryside, as well as providing easier routes of access for the less physically able.

Some Byways are restricted on a temporary or permanent basis to protect surfaces or biodiversity. See information on restrictions.

It is an offence to damage the surface of a highway, which can be caused by inappropriate driving, wallowing or unnecessary winching. If seen you should report this to the police (with vehicle descriptions and registrations if possible).

Non-road legal vehicles should not be used on the highway. Vans used to transport such vehicles can be seized by the police.