Queen Edith’s Walks – No.5: Cherry Hinton Brook

The Queen Edith’s Community Forum has published a free, 32-page booklet called “Summer in Queen Edith’s”, with local walks and activities for all the family.

This is one of a number of walks produced as part of the Summer in Queen Edith’s booklet in July 2020. You can find out more here about the booklet and the other walks and activities in it.

Click the map for a printable version.

You can follow the Brook from the rear of Cherry Hinton Hall, along the ‘Snakey Path’. You will pass alongside the former chalk pits now known as ‘Cambridge Lakes’. There is currently no general public access to the lakes but under the 2018 Cambridge Local Plan, two of the lakes have been approved for inclusion in a new urban country park, although several conditions have to be met first.

As the path meanders West towards Burnside/Mill Road, you may spot water voles, grass snakes and a variety of birds including maybe even a little egret.

You might like to continue the walk up Mill Road to the new Cambridge Central Mosque, which has an octagonal stone fountain, as running water is a vital element in the Paradise Gardens.