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A new Greenway - an off-road route for cyclists, pedestrians and equestrians - is proposed to connect Horningsea to Cambridge.

An existing route for cyclists and walkers connects Fen Ditton to Horningsea alongside the B1047, although the path is directly next to the traffic.

Improving the existing link will enable Horningsea residents to travel to key destinations, such as Fen Ditton Primary School and Cambridge North.

Map of options for Horningsea Greenway

Map of options for Horningsea Greenway

Route options

Please note that the route and features of a Horningsea Greenway are not finalised and we are currently refining the proposals to include community feedback.

The route starts in central Cambridge alongside the river and shares an alignment with the Bottisham and Swaffhams Greenways as far as Fen Ditton.

From Fen Ditton there are 2 options for the Greenway route:

  • Option 1 - Route follows north along the River Cam and field edges, using quiet roads and improving Baits Bike lock. The route would then follow the alignment of an existing field edge footpath towards Horningsea.
  • Option 2 - Route follows east alongside Ditton High Street and north alongside the existing path on Horningsea Road. An improved connection to Baits Bite lock is being investigated that would follow the alignment of an existing field edge footpath. This would enable a better connection to the Waterbeach Greenway and Cambridge North station. The current path has some problems that would need to be tackled including width, proximity to traffic and slumping into the fields.

Key features

  • Widen existing paths between Fen Ditton and Howard Road for approximately 350m.
  • Widen paths and add traffic calming measures in Howard Road/Fison Road area.Improved connections towards Baits Bite Lock and Cambridge North Station
  • Improved connections towards Baits Bite Lock and Cambridge North Station.

Options for links to villages and destination

  • Waterbeach
  • Milton
  • Lode
  • Anglesey Abbey
  • Wicken Fen
  • River Cam
  • Proposed Swafham Greenways

Connections with Greater Cambridge Partnership projects

Upcoming consultations on Greenways


25 Jun 2018
12:00 AM

Greenways consultation - Barton and Haslingfield


Consultation ended: 20 Aug 2018 at 11:59 PM


10 Jul 2017
12:00 PM

Greenways public engagement


Consultation will end on: 10 Jul 2019 at 11:59 PM

Get involved

We spoke to the local community about potential options and to gather feedback in summer 2017. We are now analysing this feedback and working up options. We will be consulting on proposals for a Horningsea Greenway this May-June 2018.

If you have any queries in the meantime, please don’t hesitate to contact us by emailing or calling 01223 699906.


Horningsea Greenway Map

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Published on 27 Mar 2018

Map of potential route options for Horningsea Greenway