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The Melbourn Greenway will make it easier for people to walk or cycle between Melbourn and Cambridge with provision for horse-riding wherever possible. It will run for 12 miles from Royston via Foxton, Harston, Hauxton and Trumpington.

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We’ve published new detailed designs for Shepreth Village (PDF) to make streets safer, calmer and quieter as part of the Melbourn Greenway.

The designs build on feedback gathered at public engagement in autumn 2022 and consultation in summer 2019. We will host an event with Shepreth Parish Council before advertising a traffic order for public comment.

Depending on feedback, construction could start this spring. It would be followed by improvements to the A10 in 2025.

Melbourn Greenway: Shepreth FAQs

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The scheme in Foxton (PDF) is being reviewed following public feedback.

Works will not commence on Monday 12 February. We will update this page in due course.


We continue to work through the final design, planning and legal steps to deliver the full greenway.

Our March 2023 executive board approved these steps and some early construction works, following public engagement in autumn 2022. The feedback we received is summarised in the engagement report and our response in the you said, we did report.

Route details

The route will start in Royston, with an improved path and a new bridge over the A505 near Royston being planned in partnership with Hertfordshire County Council.

Heading towards Cambridge from Melbourn and Melbourn Science Park, the greenway proceeds towards Foxton, with a spur to Shepreth on the way.

At Foxton there is a route through the village as well as a direct route over the railway crossing at the proposed new travel hub. The greenway continues past Harston to Hauxton, where it connects with the Hasingfield greenway.

The route will have a grass verge for horse riders, ramblers and joggers, and there will be landscaping with bee-friendly plants. There is a safe crossing of the M11 bridge by the proposed Cambridge South West travel hub.

The route continues into Cambridge from the Trumpington park and ride along the Cambridgeshire guided busway path. It links with the Sawston and Linton greenways via existing networks around the Cambridge Biomedical Campus. The greenway ends at Cambridge railway station, where it joins the Chisholm Trail.

Detailed designs

Published 05 Feb 2024
Foxton Plans (2024)

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Background documents

Published 17 Mar 2023
Melbourn Greenway You Said We Did 2023

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Published 21 Feb 2023
Melbourn OBC v2 ISSUED 2023-02-17

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Published 11 Oct 2022
Melbourn PROW

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Published 12 Sep 2021

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Published 04 Aug 2021
Melbourn Greenway leaflet

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Published 12 Sep 2021

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Published 04 Aug 2021

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