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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The Parish Paths Group, organise yearly clear-up's in The Bone.  This year, 30 plus adults, their children and dogs came down to The Bone on Sunday 28th October to help clear fallen trees, cut back shrubs, repair bridges, clear the stream-bed and reinstate the footpath at the bottom of the Bone. The sun shone and there was a real community spirit. Cakes, biscuits, tea and coffee kept everyone’s energy levels high! We achieved so much more than we expected! Many hands really do make light work and The Bone is once again accessible.

Braughing Village Map

2019 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).Braughing Parish Paths Group will be leading a number of walks over the summer, both within the Parish and a few “away-day” walks. 

Everyone is very welcome to join us on our walks including well-behaved dogs and children who can manage the distance. If you would like a lift to any of our away-day venues, please contact Paula or Paul (see below). Our summer programme is as follows:-

  • Sunday 2ndJune Monthly walk – meet in Square ready to depart promptly at 2.00pm. Walk lasts approx. 2 hours – back in time for Sunday teas
  • Wednesday 12thJune Away-day Evening Walk. Meet outside Feathers Inn at Wadesmill ready to depart at 7.00pm Walk lasts approx. 2 hours through the beautiful Rib Valley followed by a drink at The Feathers on our return
  • Sunday 7thJuly Monthly walk – meet in Square ready to depart promptly at 2.00pm. Walk lasts approx. 2 hours – back in time for Sunday teas
  • Sunday 21stJuly– All Day Picnic Walk - meet in Square ready to depart promptly at 11.00am. Walk lasts approx. 4 hours including picnic stop and possible visit to local pub en route – back in time for Sunday teas
  • Sunday 4thAugust–  Away-day walk in Bassingbourn followed by Barbeque at Sue’s. Meet outside The Belle Pub (SG8 5NZ) in North End Bassingbourn ready to depart at 2.00pm. Afterwards we are invited to adjourn to Sue’s house nearby for food and drink 
  • Sunday 1stSeptember“Bike & Hike Walk” (yes we know it’s the wrong day). The Parish Paths Group has agreed to host the annual walk in aid of the Historic Churches Trust. Meet in the Square as usual for 2.00pm departure then, courtesy of Mr Andrew Watts, we will be walking to Mentley Farm across farm tracks which are NOT public footpaths so there will be the opportunity to walk through some of our local countryside which is not normally accessible. There will be Tea and Cake at Mentley and lifts home. We will be asking everyone who joins us for a suggested donation of £5.00 per person (there will also be “sponsorship” forms at the back of the church and around the village).

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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