walks in Cambridge

National Trust has many excellent estates, houses and sites to explore in the country. Cambridgeshire is home to some of these and we have listed our favourites right here. Here are the National Trust Cambridgeshire places where you can enjoy a great day out, and soak up some culture, fresh air and nature.

Wimpole Estate:

Wimpole Estate, Arrington, Royston SG8 0BW

walks in Cambridge

Just over 8 miles from Cambridge, National Trust’s Wimpole Estate offers some of its 3000 acres of farmland and parkland to explore and enjoy to visitors. It is really beautiful here. You can find planned routes to walk on the website, or arrive, wander and find your own. The Wimpole Estate also has a mansion, beautiful gardens, a coffee shop and a home farm- something to please everybody. Runners can enjoy the sights by getting involved in the weekly Wimpole Parkrun. Book via the website. Dog can walk the site but not the house or farm.


Anglesey Abbey:

Quy Rd, Lode, Cambridge CB25 9EJNational Trust Cambridgeshire

Anglesey Abbey is a beautiful Jacobean-style house with vast gardens and a working watermill. Art lovers will enjoy finding the paintings by John Constable throughout the House. Outside, there are play areas for children to enjoy and lovely spaces for walking and enjoying the surroundings. A good quality restaurant is on site alongside a gift shop. Be sure to see the ticketed winter lights show during December. Dogs can walk the site on lead but not the house or farm.

Houghton Mill and Waterclose Meadows:

Mill St, Houghton, Huntingdon PE28 2AZNational Trust Cambridge

Houghton Mill is super family friendly and great for cycling, riverside walking and picnicking. The 18th century water mill, the last surviving on the Ouse to produce stoneground flour, is open Wednesday to Saturday for pre-booked tours. There is a café for the all important refreshments.  Take the lovely walk route, through the historical market town of St Ives. Caravanning, camping, and lodges available here too. Dog friendly.

Wicken Fen:

34 Lode Ln, Wicken, Ely CB7 5XPWicken Fen

Wicken Fen is the National Trusts oldest nature reserve. It is steeped in wildlife and a favourite with bird spotters in the fens. You can explore by water, cycle or on foot. The Fen also have organised events to enjoy. Dog friendly. A lovely place to get back to, and enjoy nature.

Peckover House and Gardens:

N Brink, Wisbech PE13 1JRNational Trust

Georgian house complete with walled garden, Peckover House ,can be booked for guided tours. The two acre garden can be explored freely and boasts a beautiful orchard, orangery, and many species of roses. Lovely for a gentle walk. There is a café on site.  Assistance dogs only.

Other places of beauty in Cambridge and Cambridgeshire:parks in Cambridge

There are many other beautiful places to walk in and around Cambridge and also parks to visit. Let us know your favourite places in the comments below.