Project summary

The Linton Greenway will be an active travel route to make it easier for walkers, cyclists and horse riders to travel from Linton 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.An off-road route for cyclists, pedestrians and equestrians - is proposed to connect Linton to Cambridge.


Greenways logo with green leaf on the left and the text Greater Cambridge Greenways on the right

Key benefits

  • Green active travel into and out of Cambridge for walkers, cyclists and horse-riders.
  • Easy and safe travel to workplaces, local schools and colleges, shops and transport hubs.
  • Links to the Cambridge Biomedical Campus, the Sawston and Melbourn Greenways and the Chisholm Trail.
  • Wider existing footways and verges to provide a path for cyclists, pedestrians and horse riders (where feasible), separated from the carriageway.
  • Improved footbridge and underpass on A11, including adding ramps and stud lights.
Linton Greenway CBC

Current status

The Linton Greenway proposals were put forward as part of the Cambridge South East Transport  consultation. 


  • 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.

Project details

The draft route starts in Linton and follows along the A1307 to Hildersham past the Hildersham crossroads. It then proceeds to Great and Little Abington. Here it will cross the A11 on an upgraded footbridge, linking with the proposed A11/CSET Travel Hub. It will then continue alongside the A1307 to Babraham, Babraham Research Campus and over to the Cambridge Biomedical Campus. Here there are existing routes around the campus which will enable links with the Sawston and Melbourn Greenways as well as into Cambridge.

 The map below is indicative and will be updated as detailed design work takes place.

Map of the Cambridge South East Transport Study, including the Linton Greenway

Related documents

Linton Greenway Review Nigel Brigham 2016

Published on 15 Mar 2021

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