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Sunday, 30 October 2016

Sunday Second Walk - Cambridgeshire riverside

SWC Walk 31 – Huntingdon Circular

Length: 18.5km (11.5 miles) Toughness: 2 out of 10

10:08 Peterborough train from Kings Cross (Finsbury Park 10:14) arriving Huntingdon at 11:15.

Return trains are on the hour (journey time 1 hour 8 minutes) Buy a Super Off-Peak Day Return.

It may seem unimaginative to offer a second river valley walk today but like the Arun Valley, the water meadows of the Great Ouse valley are liable to be flooded in winter, so let’s take advantage of the current fairly dry spell to do this walk before it becomes too boggy. It's an easy walk from the historic town of Huntingdon to the attractive twin villages of Houghton and Wyton, with an opportunity to visit Houghton Mill, a working water mill.

It’s the last day this year on which it’s possible to visit the Cromwell Museum in Huntingdon, since it reverts to its winter opening times tomorrow. The museum closes at 3:30pm so you’ll need to visit it before starting the walk. If you do this, or even if you don't, you may want to cut out the 3.5km loop around Houghton Meadows to be sure of finishing before dusk. It's also the last day on which Houghton Mill (NT) will be open until next March.

The suggested lunch stop is the Three Jolly Butchers (01480-463228) in Wyton, or alternatively the Three Horseshoes Inn (01480-462410) in Houghton. Rather than taking tea in Houghton, it may be best to return to The George or somewhere else in Huntingdon to avoid ending the walk in the dark.

More information, including the walk directions, can be found on the Walk 31 main page .

3 comments:

Marc Ricketts said...

Now I might do the Walk on Sunday. But I can't Guarantee I will. But I just wonder. When we stop at that Pub Restaurant. How much do the prices cost. And when are you going to Download it on PDF. So that we can Download it on our Mobiles?

Anonymous said...

The menu for the first pub (Three Jolly Butchers) is on their website: http://www.thejollybutchers.co.uk/sunday-restaurant-menu/4561284735

The menu for the 2nd pub (Three Horsehoes Inn) is not available on their website.

Sean said...

N=5 walkers, according to a comment on the walk's Feedback page.