The Haslingfield Greenway will be an active travel route to make it easier for walkers, cyclists and horse riders to travel from Haslingfield into Cambridge. It is one of twelve Greater Cambridge Greenways. These will make it easier both to travel in a pleasant and sustainable way into and out of Cambridge and to enjoy our countryside for leisure purposes. They will also help to make local journeys such as school and nursery runs safer and easier. In some cases these are new routes, or routes with new sections, whilst others will be based on existing paths.
- Green active travel into and out of Cambridge for walkers, cyclists and horse riders
- Easy and safe travel, to work places, local schools and colleges, shops and transport hubs
- Links to the Melbourn Greenway and the Cambridge South West Travel Hub
- Link to the Barton Greenway, to Grantchester, the Sidgwick Site and on to the West Cambridge Campus
- Improved safety at the M11 crossover bridge with a ramp.
A public consultation has taken place and the report was approved by the GCP Executive Board on 10th December 2020 (see the Agenda Pack pages 224-232 for the Greenway Report). Following the Board's approval, we have started the process of detailed design.
- As part of the detailed design work, we will carry out site surveys and liaise with landowners and others along the planned route.
- The choice of surface material for each part of the Greenway will take into account the surrounding environment and landscape as well as the needs of the path users. The Greenway path must be useable in all weathers and all seasons.
- We will make sure that off-road sections are well signposted.
- Safety will be a top priority when the Greenways are on or near public roads.
- Finally, the Greenways project aims to make improvements to the environment. We will create places to sit and enjoy the surroundings as well as supporting wildlife and developing bee-friendly corridors.
The Haslingfield Greenway runs for 4 miles with a 2.1 mile spur.
The draft Greenway starts at Haslingfield. One route links to Hauxton on the Melbourn Greenway by following the existing bridleway route. The other route proceeds past Canteloupe Farm where it divides. The main route continues to Grantchester. It then enters Cambridge via the Cambridge Rugby Club and ends at Barton Road opposite the Grange Road junction. This allows convenient access to the Sidgwick Site and other routes into Cambridge. The secondary route from Canteloupe Farm follows a northerly direction to join the Barton Greenway not far from Roman Hill. There will be grassy verges for horse riding and jogging or rambling as well as hedges and other planting and landscaping.
The map below was produced for the Executive Board meeting in December 2020 and will be updated once detailed design work has been completed.