Sometimes we just like to grap the car and drive to a place we’ve never been before. It can be a big city or some beautiful green fields in the countryside, but a cozy village with some historical background is also something we like to discover when the sun is out. Luckily Cambridge is known for it’s beautiful surrounding areas and small villages. For example Linton, on just a 13 miles drive from our house.
Upon arrival the High Road is something that’s really remarkable, tiny colourful houses in a row with some small shops on both sides of the road. The best way is to explore this town by foot as there are some nice pathways along the water and through the forest.
After we’ve parked our car at the nearby parking place close to the High Road, we decided to follow the walk signs along the road as it would lead you along the highlights of the town. – The atmosphere feels really idyllic, most of the houses are decorated with colourful facades and beautiful flowers.
You can start your route at the Water Mill, one of the things that the village is known for, but we decided to end the route there and started directly at the park that borders next to St. Mary’s Anglican Church, which has been established on the banks of the River Granta for more than 800 years.
The path leads you further along the river that you can cross over a small bridge where you can have a sit next to it to watch the ducks swimming in the water. A really peaceful place, it secretly reminded me a bit of a river in Southern France.
On a certain point you’ll leave the main streets of town where you need to cross a big road to continue your way through the countryside. A beautiful long path covered by trees surrounded by stretched green fields and here and now a beautiful house.
We finished at the Water Mill that strikes upon in the air with its big white structure. An impressive building that seems to be used as a family house now.
Before we got back to our car, we decided to have some groceries at a couple local suppliers to complete our experience in Linton. I must say it’s really worthwhile to visit this beautiful village in Cambridgeshire. Although the walk route isn’t that long, it’s really diverse. Which makes it both perfect for a walk with the family.
For more information about Linton, please follow the link below.
Suitable for ages
Young Children (2-8), Older Children (9-12), Adults
Facilities Mersea Island
Parking available nearby – restaurants – small shops – B&B – river – park/forest – partly suitable for wheel- & push chairs – walking trails – picknick areas
Address & Contact Mersea Island Fresh Catch
Linton, Cambridgeshire, UK