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, while others will be based on existing paths. An off-road route for cyclists, pedestrians and equestrians - is proposed to connect Linton to Cambridge.

The map below is indicative and not to scale. You can download a high-res version of this map and a cycling time guide from the document section below.  As the project progresses, we will update each section.

GW linton

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 over Gog Magogs

Current status

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



See our news item: A1307 cycling and walking upgrades to begin

Work is starting on improving the active travel path along the A1307 from 5 July 2021. The first part of the works will take place in the Copley Hill area between the end of the A1307 dual carriageway adjacent to Magog Farm Barns and the junction to Copley Hill Business Park. These works should take around 6 weeks to complete.

The works include:

  • localised widening of the existing path,
  • increasing the verge between the path and road,
  • improving visibility and
  • improving signage.

Please see the briefing note below in the Document section for further information and traffic management during the works.

Previous updates

  • 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.

Related documents

Linton Greenway

Published on 14 Jul 2021

Greenway cycling times Linton

Published on 14 Jul 2021

A1307 Greenway Copley Hill works

Published on 29 Jun 2021

Linton Greenway Review Nigel Brigham 2016

Published on 15 Mar 2021

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