Welcome to the lovely walks around Braughing

Braughing Parish spans the Quin valley and is crossed by a large number of footpaths, byways and bridle paths. The Parish Paths Group, which is a sub-committee of the Parish Council, in partnership with the County rights of Way Officer, have worked hard to ensure the paths are kept clear and open so that everyone can enjoy our lovely countryside.

The parish is a stronghold for many threatened farmland birds - such as Yellowhammers and Corn Buntings - and is an important wintering site for migrant birds like Fieldfares, Redwings and Golden Plovers. There are frequent sightings of Fallow, Roe and Muntjac Deer together with Badgers and Hares. In spring and summer the paths are covered in wildflowers including orchids, and these in turn attract butterflies and moths. In autumn the paths are dripping in fruit which is irresistible to many species of birds and animals.

The Parish Paths Group has produced a downloadable map showing 4 local walks which all start and finish in the Village Square and range in distance from 4 to 9 kilometers. Additionally, the Parish Paths Group lead a walk on the first Sunday of the month. The walks last about 2 hours and cover 5-6 miles. We aim to cover all the paths in the parish at some stage in the year. We meet in the Village Square and depart promptly as the church clock strikes 2.00. In the winter months of December, January and February we start at 1.30 because of the failing light. For much of the year you can enjoy tea and cake in the Village Hall on your return. Everyone is welcome to join us including well behaved dogs and children who can manage the distance.

A group of happy walkers

A walk in and around the picturesque village of Braughing

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Braughing Village Map

2018 Braughing Walks

Walks take place on the first Sunday of the month. Meet in the Square opposite the Axe and Compasses pub, ready to depart promptly at 2.00pm (1.30pm in December and January).

JULY 

  • Sunday 8th July   Meet in the Square ready to depart at 2.00pm. Walk lasts approx. 2 hours – back in time for Sunday teas.
  • Sunday 22nd July    Awayday walk around Bassingbourn followed by BBQ. Meet outside The Belle pub, North End, Bassingbourn SG8 5NZ at 1.00pm. We plan to walk for about 3 hours then anyone who wishes is invited back to Sue’s house for a BBQ. No charge for BBQ but it would help if you could let Paula or Paul know if you want to come. Lifts can also be arranged.

AUGUST

  • Sunday 12th August Village Picnic walk. Meet in Square ready to depart at 11.30am. We plan to walk for approx. 3 hours plus picnic stop and hopefully local pub en route. Bring a picnic!

SEPTEMBER

  • Sunday 2nd  September. Usual Village walk. Meet in the Square ready to depart at 2.00pm.

Please watch this space for details of a few additional “awayday” walks – dates and times to be confirmed but we hope to include an “Evening Chorus” walk in May to try and identify the calls of some of our local songbirds as dusk falls.Everyone is very welcome on all our walks including well-behaved dogs and children who can manage the distance. Most of the walks are across open countryside and not suitable for buggies. For more information, please contact Paula or Paul here >>>

Everyone is very welcome on all walks including well behaved dogs

Safe walking information - Please wear boots or strong shoes as the paths are mainly across farmland or woodland and can be wet and muddy underfoot. Walks are not suitable for buggies.

For more information please contact Graham here >>> or Paula here >>>

The Greenwich Meridian Trail is a long-distance walk that follows the line of the Prime Meridian.  

Inaugurated in 2009, to coincide with the 125th anniversary of the Greenwich Meridian, the walk begins at the splendid monument to King George V at Peacehaven in East Sussex and ends, 273 miles later, on the coast at Sand le Mere in East Yorkshire.  The walk is divided into four parts, each covered by a separate guidebook.  The Meridian Line passes close to Braughing east of the A10. To find out more please visit the trail website here >>>

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