The Ultimate Guide to Dog-Friendly Walks in Cambridgeshire

Whether you’ve never visited Cambridgeshire before, or it’s your first time bringing your furry friend away with you - it’s ideal to know where’s best to take a walk. There’s plenty of open spaces and dog-friendly places across the area, and as we provide dog friendly glamping in Cambridgeshire, we’ve put together our list of recommendations.

Milton Country Park

Milton Country Park, Cambridge Rd, Milton, Cambridge CB24 6AZ

Located on the northern edge of Cambridge, Milton Country Park is an ideal place to bring your dog (and your family!) for a relaxing countryside walk and breath of fresh air. This country park is built on former gravel pits, and is a perfect natural habitat made up of woodlands, lakes, pathways, and multiple playgrounds.

Milton Country Park spans a vast 95 acres with viewing platforms dotted around the walk so you can take in the sights and wildlife. There’s also a dedicated off-lead area - perfect for letting your pup run off some steam and an onsite cafe for you to enjoy.

Grantchester Meadows

Granchester Meadows, Cambridge, CB3 9LJ

Fun fact - Grantchester Meadows features in the poem “Watercolour of Grantchester Meadows” by Sylvia Plath, and also within a 1969 song by the British Rock Band Pink Floyd. We recommend sticking your headphones in, and taking in the scenery while walking your dog around Grantchester Meadows.

If being name dropped by Pink Floyd isn’t enough to bring to you Grantchester Meadows - maybe the park itself can entice you in. You can reach Grantchester Meadows by walking across Lammas Land by the River Cam, via the Paradise Local Nature Reserve - a boardwalk through a marsh woodland, and then along a residential road also named Grantchester Meadows, to the river and footpath to Grantchester.

Fen Drayton Lakes

Fen Drayton Lakes, Busway, NCN51, Cambridge

Home to vast wildlife including otters, dragonflies, ducks, swans and geese, Fen Drayton Lakes is a complex of lakes, lagoons, ponds and a river, situated close to Fen Drayton, Holywell and Swavesey.

This walk is made up of a variety of habitats including open water and wetland mixed with grassland, scrub and woodland. There are three trails to choose from: Holywell Short Trail, a 1 mile (1.5km) walk which is perfect for dogs with smaller legs or those short on time; Ferry Lagoon Trail, a 2.5 mile (4km) walk around the largest lagoon with viewing shelters so you can take in the sights and wildlife; and Elney Loop Trail, a longer 3 mile (4.5km) walk.

It is important to note there are two areas where dogs are not allowed, as disturbance to wildlife is highly likely. These are located at Moore Lake hide and the path up to and including the seasonal viewpoint at Ferry Mere. No dogs are permitted in these locations other than assistance dogs.

Godmanchester Nature Reserve

Cow Lane, Godmanchester, Huntingdon, PE29 2EJ

Godmanchester Nature Reserve is a 59-hectare nature reserve, managed by the Wildlife Trust for Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Northamptonshire.

This nature reserve is home to over two miles of wild rides, minor paths and slight gradients with unsurfaced or even surfaced paths suitable for wheelchairs and pushchairs. The Ouse Valley Way long distance path passes through the reserve. Godmanchester Nature Reserve is home to a rich history - with Roman wells being unearthed during quarrying in the 1980s.

Please note: there are times throughout the year where cattle graze on-site. Please pay attention to signage on all gates and please ensure dogs are kept on leads at all times.

Fields End Water

Fields End Water, Benwick Rd, Doddington, March PE15 0TY

Fields End Water is home to an on-site posted and mapped dog walk. This walk is a 2km dedicated dog walk around the park - designed so you can exercise your dog while camping with us. The walk starts and finishes at the cafe, perfect for picking up a cup of tea or coffee to accompany you, or settle down for a bite to eat after!

Take in all three lakes at Fields End Water along our dedicated dog walk, through the woodland and briefly out into the open fenland. Unfortunately we don’t allow XL Bully type dogs or other dogs which require exemption certificates, and dogs are not allowed to accompany day-fishers.

We have a variety of dog-friendly camping pitches, and whether you are on a short fishing break or a quiet holiday away, you can bring your furry friends to enjoy our park - and the dedicated, secure off-lead area to run around and play.

For more information on our dog friendly camping, get in touch with us - we’re more than happy to answer any questions. Book your pitch today for a relaxing break in the heart of Cambridgeshire.

Map of Dog Walking Path around Fields End Water