Best dog walks in Cambridge

Best dog walks in Cambridge

8 February 2024

Walking our furry friends is such an important part of dog ownership. If you’re borrowing a dog, you might not know the best places to go, so we hope to inspire you with these five local wagtastic walking spots for you and your doggy, borrowed or owned, in Cambridge.

Milton Country Park

A large lake at Milton Country Park, Cambridge
Milton Country Park | © Hugh Venables (cc-by-sa/2.0)

Located on the northern edge of Cambridge, Milton Country Park was built on the site of former gravel pits, and has been transformed into a doggy paradise. Boasting 95 acres, there is loads of space to walk with your dog. There’s also a Visitor Centre with a cafe, play-areas for children, viewing platforms, and a lovely garden with a sunclock.

Jesus Green

The bare trees at Jesus Green in Cambridge on a sunny winter's day
Jesus Green | © David Purchase (cc-by-sa/2.0)

Jesus Green can be found north of Cambridge city centre. Bordered by the River Cam, it’s a lovely place to enjoy a walk with your dog. If you fancy a snack, there’s a refreshment kiosk open throughout the year, and if you go during the summer, there are band concerts on Sunday afternoons. The park also has six tennis courts, an outdoor swimming pool, barbecues, and table tennis.

Plan your dog walk to Jesus Green.

Stourbridge Common

The riverside at Stourbridge Common in Cambridge on a sunny day
Stourbridge Common | © John Sutton (cc-by-sa/2.0)

Formerly host to one of the most important medieval fairs in Cambridge, Stourbridge is a historical, beautiful site, and an excellent place to enjoy dog walks.

According to the Cambridge Council, “Now classed as a Local Nature Reserve, areas of the common are being managed to encourage diversity of animal and plant species, the grazing of cattle on the space forms part of this effort.”

Plan your trip to Stourbridge Common.

Midsummer Common

The vast green space at Midsummer Common in Cambridge
Midsummer Common | © N Chadwick (cc-by-sa/2.0)

Midsummer Common is famous for hosting the Cambridge Midsummer Fair, one of the oldest fairs in the UK, and at one point, one of its largest.

This beautiful space has had work done over the years to restore it to its original glory with a new addition of a community orchard. Your doggy is sure to love a stroll through this lovely space.

Plan your dog walk to Midsummer Common.

Trumpington Meadows

Filled with wildflowers in the summer, this nature reserve boasts walks of all natures; woodland, riverside, parkland and hedgerow. There are designated dog zones, and they use a coloured system - green zones are where your pooch can run around off lead, orange they must be on lead. Perfect for a dog walker in Cambridge looking for a new walk with their pup!

Parker’s Piece

Located in the heart of Cambridge, Parker’s Piece is “one of the best known open spaces in Cambridge,” according to the Cambridge Council. It’s the perfect place for dog walking as you and your pup can enjoy a brisk walk or a relaxing picnic in the sun. With 25 well-maintained acres, there’s lots of space to roam with your dog.

Plan your dog walk to Parker’s Piece.

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