The arrival of autumn means that many of us can not wait to get out and discover the wonders of this beautiful season.

And, fortunately, Cambridgeshire has some beautiful places to go for a walk.

From historic architecture to watermills hidden in the forest, hikers can enjoy beautiful views of the city and its surroundings.

So, if you're planning to get out and fight the cold this weekend, we've put together some of the most beautiful places you can roam in and around the county – even Julia Bradbury would be baffled.

Let us know where you want to go in the comment section. – And if you visit one, do not forget to send your autumnal pictures to our editors.

Wandlebury and the Gog Magog Hills

When it comes to fresh air and breathtaking scenery, the Gog Magog Hills are a great place to go out with the family or the dog.

The view from the top of the hills is unprecedented because they are different from any other peak in the city.

There are rumors that one can actually see all the way to Ely on a clear day.

According to English folklore, the hills were inhabited by the giant Gogmagog – pretty cool, right?

Are you feeling hungry? Go to the Gog Farm Shop to buy a sausage roll and a nice cup of tea.

The backs of colleges

Crocus bulbs bloom along the back

A walk along the back of the colleges has been voted one of the UK's most spectacular hikes.

The route offers breathtaking views of the Cambridge University colleges and their well-maintained grounds.

TripAdvisor says, "Landscaped gardens and gardens that weave behind many Cam River colleges known for their daffodils and crocuses in spring, and breathtaking views of the colleges across the river in every season."

Anglesey Abbey dog ​​hiking trail

Anglesey Abbey

If, like us, your primary movement is the walk through the dog, you can make it as beautiful as possible.

Try taking your dog for a well-deserved walk along the official dog walk of Anglesey Abbey.

The National Trust describes it as: "A pleasant short but varied hike that offers a beautiful view of Lode Mill, a path through a grove, an ancient watercourse, a short section of a long-closed railway line and village houses, ideal for families."

Houghton Mill – Godmanchester

Houghton Mill.

This scenic route is not for the faint hearted.

Enjoy a breathtaking 12 km long water landscape and lost hills in the beautiful surroundings of the Ouse Valley.

See the last mill on the Great Ouse River and discover some of the county's most popular attractions, including the Steamman Godmanchester, Castle Hill and the remains of Huntingdon's Norman Motte and Bailey Castle.

The National Trust predicts that it will take about 3 hours, but it's easy to go off-road.

St. Ives and the Hemingfords

Hemingford Abbots church

Another easy walk is the St. Ives and Hemingford walk.

This walk also begins in the quiet Houghton Mill, but leads on an alternative route through the "pristine villages of the Hemingfords".

It is about five miles long and takes about two hours on foot.

You will see churches, nature reserves and enchanting parts of St Ives.

Top Tip: Take a detour and stop for tea and cake.

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Wimpole Folly and Woodland Belt

Wimpole Hall

The National Trust website describes this as "A Historic Animal Walk that begins in the large stable of Wimpole Folly and explores the diverse landscape of one of Cambridgeshire's largest estates."

On this walk you can discover the connection to medieval agriculture.

You will walk over bridges and enjoy breathtaking views of the grounds, and you can also take your dog with you.

Stourbridge Common and Ditton Meadows

Stourbridge Common

This walk is perfect if you want to enjoy the river.

You can watch the riverboats lazily pass by and even meet some of the native animals.

It is well known that ducks, cows and swans wander these parts of the city, and you should.

Waresley wood

Waresley wood

Waresley Wood is full of stunning wildflowers and ancient trees.

The reserve has trails specifically designed to protect the beautiful bellflowers in Gransden.

See what treasures you find when you go for a walk in the forest.

Waresley Wood is home to many breeding birds and more than 500 species of butterflies and moths, according to the website of the Wildlife Trust.



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