Introduction

Best known for its legendary university, Cambridge is one of the most famous cities in the UK. With greenery galore and beautiful old buildings as far as the eye can see, it’s a popular spot for days out.

And, with the warmer weather approaching, we’ve collated a list of the best parks and green spaces in Cambridge to get your daily dose of vitamin D.

 

 

The Backs

The Backs is an area of beautiful green space running alongside the back of some riverside colleges on the River Cam – hence its name! The views of the famous colleges belonging to the University of Cambridge are beautiful from the green. Some of the famous colleges you can see include: Trinity College, King’s College and its beautiful chapel, St John’s College and Trinity Hall.

Don’t forget to take in the Bridge of Sighs and the Mathematical Bridge, famous for its intriguing design—it is constructed entirely out of straight timbers but has an arched shape. Springtime is especially beautiful here; you’ll find amazing banks of daffodils and colourful crocuses.

 

 

Cambridge University Botanic Garden

Speaking of the university, its Botanic Garden is a large site off Trumpington Road in the heart of Cambridge city centre. It is one of the most beautiful green spaces in Cambridge. Home to over 8000 species of plant from across the world, the garden provides resources and facilities to researchers and lecturers from the university.

This area is great for pictures for the gram. The most iconic has to be the enormous cherry blossom tree on the main lawn. If you visit at the end of March you can even catch the glorious pink blossom hanging from its branches.

 

Grantchester Meadows

Grantchester is perhaps best known for the recent ITV detective drama series starring Robson Green of the same name. This tranquil space can be reached by walking from Cambridge city centre or punting along the River Granta. In addition, there are some beautiful circular walks from Grantchester village. You will be able to amble along the river and enjoy the spectacular views through the water meadows. There are also plenty of photo opportunities here too.

Jesus Green

This is perhaps the most versatile of all Cambridge’s green spaces.  It has so much to offer and there’s always something going on! For example, the Jesus Green Lido open air pool is open to the public between May and October. It’s one of the last remaining original Lidos in the UK. Built in the 1920’s, it is a whopping 91m long! In addition, there is also a wealth of green space to relax and enjoy being immersed in nature.

 

 

Wandlebury Country Park

Located just south of Cambridge city centre, this wonderful country park has loads of walks through woods and wildflower meadows. There are over 8 miles of marked paths to explore. You can also join the public rights of way to the north and walk along the ancient roman road and soak in a bit of history. Alternatively, you can go south and explore the Magog Downs.

Perhaps the most famous inhabitants of Wandlebury Park are the resident herd of highland cattle that help manage the grass meadows.

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