Planning the Route Stage 3 – Hardwick to The Backs

The third stage starts in the countryside and covers the transition from open countryside to urban development. Field paths are left behind as the route runs along pavements towards the city. Having crossed the M11 the roads become built up, passing through land owned by Cambridge University with departmental buildings and the first of the … Continue reading Planning the Route Stage 3 – Hardwick to The Backs

Planning the Route Stage 2 – Battle Gate Road to Hardwick

Although it starts with good paths, this section of the route contains the most challenging terrain. On previous visits I have often found it very muddy or overgrown. The path continues following the Greenwich Meridian Trail eastwards through Childerley and Dry Drayton before heading south and crossing the A428 at Hardwick about 10 km due … Continue reading Planning the Route Stage 2 – Battle Gate Road to Hardwick

Planning the Route Stage 1 – Papworth Everard to Battle Gate Road

I spent several weekends from late January to early March walking parts of the route that I hadn't been on for 18 months and taking photos. It all took longer than expected, particularly on the first half where most of the route is not well served by public transport. I had to drive to a … Continue reading Planning the Route Stage 1 – Papworth Everard to Battle Gate Road