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Lovely Local Walks

Where do you go for your local daily exercise?

It’s so easy to make excuses not to go outside for your dose of daily exercise. But there’s nothing like a bit of fresh air to perk you up and leave you feeling revitalised, albeit cold (a hot chocolate will fix that).

Huntingdonshire has a wonderful variety of river walks – (don’t forget your wellies).  Just about any part of the River Ouse is a treat.  Sights and sounds are fascinating, it’s fun to listen to fish on a quiet day just jumping for joy.  What a treat if you see an osprey diving into the water and perhaps flying off with a fish!  How fortunate we are to live in part of the country.

Take the river path along by the Godmanchester/Huntingdon bridge heading up to Hartford and beyond.  Sometimes you will find a “fairy tree” along the way, hidden at the base of one of them with a tiny door which some delightful stranger has fashioned for fun. It has great interest for the children who just love it.  The walk by the river is indeed magical!

Hinchingbrooke Country Park offers a great circular walk of about three and a half kilometres.  The park features a lake and has great opportunities for bird watching, hiking and running.  There are also adequate car parking facilities.

Grafham Water also has a great circular route, but this one is much longer if you decide to do it all.  The route is well signposted and is around 13k in total.  There are several parking places along the way.

Many fields and meadows, and yes, also back and front gardens, have been flooded of late which has produced a proliferation of amazing photos on local facebook pages.  Why not take a look?