parks in Cambridge

Cambridge has many beautiful outdoor spaces, including Midsummer Common, Grantchester Meadows and many other beautiful places to walk. If you are looking to visit one of the lovely parks in Cambridge, see details of our favourite places below.

Jesus Green:

Cambridge Rd, Milton, Cambridge CB24 6AZ

swimming pools in Cambridge
photo courtesy of Jesu Green Lido

Not only is Jesus Green home to the Lido, but it also has free tennis courts, a railway-themed play area, free table tennis and a skate park. Lots of space for relaxing, walking or picnicking. Toilets and a refreshment kiosk also on site.

Milton Country Park:

Cambridge Rd, Milton, Cambridge CB24 6AZparks in Cambridge

Milton County Park is just a couple of miles form the city and offers the chance of a bigger walk or cycle, immersed in nature. Water and other organised activities are available. To simply enjoy the views, walk the pathways around the lake, stopping at the playground. A rather lovely café is in situ for those all important cake stops! Parkrun is also held her.

Cherry Hinton Hall Park:

Cherry Hinton Rd, Cambridge CB1 8DWparks

With the Elizabethan style hall and gardens, Cherry Hinton Hall Park is a pretty place to walk complete with duck pond. The park is also the venue for the annual Folk Festival. Free car park is available.

Christ’s Pieces:

15 Emmanuel Rd, Cambridge CB1 1JWCambridge

Christ’s Pieces is a spacious park, with plenty of trees, flowers and even a memorial garden to Princess Diana. Perfect to sit and relax or picnic. A play area for the under-6s is in the park, along with free table tennis, tennis courts, and a refreshment kiosk. Toilets are also available in the park.

Wandlebury Country Park:

Wandlebury Ring, Gog Magog Hills, Cambridge CB22 3AEcounty park cambridge

Based on the beautiful Gog Hills, Wandlebury Country Park is the perfect opportunity to blow away the cobwebs with a long walk through miles of meadows and woodland. Enjoy plenty of fresh air, wonderful scenery, and history too with the circular Iron Age Hillfort and 18th century house, stables and gardens. The pop up café provides refreshments.

The Backs:

Queen’s Rd, Cambridge CB3 9AH

Scholar punting
Image courtesy of Scholars Punting

The Backs allows you to take a long walk and see some of the sights of Cambridge too. Running along the back of the riverside colleges on the river Cam, you will see some of the famous colleges and bridges too including the Mathematical Bridge and the Bridge of Sighs. You can also choose to punt along the Cam!

We hope that you enjoy your time in one of the many excellent parks in Cambridge. Let us know your favourite parks in the comments below.