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Walking Close to Huntingdonshire

Walking Close to Huntingdonshire

by: Clive Brown:
One of a range of 'no frills' local walking guide booklets which admirably achieve their objective of getting you out in the countryside amongst beautiful scenery on carefully chosen routes full of interest. The directions are clear and precise and the pencil drawn sketch maps are particularly attractive as well as practical.

This guide focuses on the Great Ouse in 'Huntingdonshire' with ten varied and interesting circular walks, averaging about 6 miles in length. The Great Ouse rises from its source close to Brackley and meanders for over 180 miles through the rolling Northamptonshire hills and the slopes of Bedfordshire, slowing down as it continues past St Neots, Huntingdon and St Ives.

The town of Huntingdon dating from 1205 was the county town until 1965. Since 1974 the county has been part of Cambridgeshire. Oliver Cromwell was born in Huntingdon in 1599; his birthplace is on High Street. There is also a Cromwell museum in the old grammar school on the High Street.

The walk locations are:
Cook's Stream, Godmanchester and Hemmingford Abbots - 6.5 miles
Hinchingbrooke Park, Huntingdon and Brampton - 5.5 miles
Hawkesden Leys, St Neots - 7.25 miles
Little Paxton Wood and Little Paxton - 7 miles
Diddington Brook and Diddington - 8 miles
Paxton Pits, Little Paxton - 3.5 miles
Offord Cluny and Offord D'Arcy - 4.5 miles
Earith, Bluntisham and Brownhills Lock - 5.5 miles
Fen Drayton, Swavesey and Navigation Drain - 5.5 miles
Holywell Ferry, Fen Drayton and Fenstanton - 4 miles

ISBN 9781907669118 Pages 24 (2011 reprinted 2019) 148mm x 210mm

Price: 2.20