The day was dry, so we thought we’d stretch our legs. We didn’t fancy driving far so we looked at the local Cambridge OS map and plotted a circular walk starting from the village of Hadstock about 20 mins South of Cambridge.
The countryside around Cambridge is really nothing at all special. And the walk had plenty of nothing special too but it stayed dry and it was nice to walk around somewhere different. We stopped for a pint in Little Walden which had a fairly decent Adnams pub (The Crown). However we didn’t come across a pub in any of the other villages, so just the one pint stop had to do us.
The paths were particularly muddy, especially the bridleways – here’s a pic of Carmel trying to clean her boots mid-walk.
As you can see from the map below, there were many sharp angles in the walk which indicates us following fields and roads a fair bit. Towards the end of the day we had to walk through a few private tracks, due to there not being quite enough public footpaths in the right places to join the walk up the way we wanted.
One final thing. Looking closely at the map, shows the outline of the old Little Walden airfield in the centre of the map. It appears we walked completely around it without knowing it was there.
Duration 5:22 hours
Distance 15.9 miles
Path (Google Earth)