MARPA LINE WALKS
WALK 10 - Fulbourn to Cambridge
Fulbourn railway station is long gone, but the starting point can be easily reached by using bus Citi 1/3 from Cambridge railway station. Paths across rolling chalky fields lead to the Roman Road, a popular walk enjoyed by generations of Cambridge people. A deviation (extra 3¼ miles in total; arrow with v tail) on map) can be made to Magog Downs, from where there are superb viewpoints, returning to the Roman Road via Wandlebury Ring Country Park. Withing the Iron Age ramparts the stable block houses the grave of the famous Godolphin Arabian racehorse. Beyond the Beechwoods nature reserve a pleasant permissive path runs between hedges at the side of Wort's Causeway. Frequent buses from Addenbrooke's hospital direct to railway station can be used to shorten the walk by 2¾ miles.
Distance 8½ miles (with shorter option) - allow about 4-5 hours for the full distance, but add on time for refreshments, visiting nature reserves, etc. Download the PDF format A4 trifold leaflet (530kb)
WALK 15 - Cambridge to Cambridge North
The opening of the new station at Cambridge North provides us with another walking route. It includes several of the best-known views in Cambrdige, as well as picturesque byways through the city, where ancient colleges and modern commerce mingle. Enjoy punting scenes on the upper river before following riverside paths across extensive greens and commons often grazed by cattle. Boating activity downstream may be frantic as college and town crews compete in traditional 'bumps' rowing races. BEWARE BIKES along every part of the route - or bring your own!
Distance 5½ miles - allow about three hours for the full distance, but add on time for visiting colleges, museums or churches. Download the PDF format A4 trifold leaflet (732kb)
See also WALK 9 - Dullingham to Fulbourn 12½ miles (6-7 hours)
Walks selected by Roger Wolfe, Suffolk Area of the Ramblers' Association