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The ultimate guide to safe walking and cycling routes in Waterbeach

Waterbeach has been designed with walking and cycling at its core. Amenities and green spaces are just a short walk from your doorstep, and for further afield journeys, there are plenty of low-carbon options available.


What's the plan at Waterbeach?

There’s more than 20 miles of new and improved cycle connections, including a new cycle bridge over the A10 and improvements along Mere Way to connect Waterbeach and the Cambridge Science Park.

These cycle routes help to connect residents with key amenities and services within Waterbeach and the local area.

Sustainable travel is one of the guiding principles of Waterbeach. The Sustainable Travel Hub provides advice and support to help people leave their cars at home and will provide services such as:

  • Shuttle bus to Waterbeach railway station
  • Bike hire
  • E-bikes and scooters
  • Electric car charge and carpool options.

There will always be a need to have options to travel further afield. Purpose-built cycle routes will take you to Waterbeach railway station, enabling onward travel.


Journey times

🚶‍♂️ Waterbeach railway station - 15 minutes

🚲 Cambridge - 33 minutes 

🚉 Stansted Airport - 57 minutes 


Smartphone apps to get you walking

If you enjoy walking outdoors, downloading a relevant app could help you get the most from your outings. Some apps can help you discover new walks, others have social functions that involve your friends, and some even let you create your own routes to share with friends and family.

Some of our favourite apps include:

If those don't do what you need, our friends at the British Heart Foundation have made some recommendations. Click to find out more.


Living in harmony with nature

Waterbeach's philosophy encompasses creating a place where humans and nature coexist harmoniously. Every walk offers a unique encounter with nature.

Did you know?

    • Waterbeach's formal habitat areas are bigger than 60 international rugby pitches.

Waterbeach - Ecology from Cala Group on Vimeo.


Make walking or cycling a team sport

Getting around Waterbeach is a breeze, whether you're walking or cycling. The best part is, you don't have to do it alone. 

We understand that walking isn’t everyone's cup of tea, but there are some fun ways to make it more enjoyable. So, whether walking with your little ones, sulky teenagers, or mature adults, try these walking games and make your stroll more exciting.

I Spy - This is the well-known classic, starting with "I spy with my little eye something beginning with ..." You can make it more difficult by adding rules such as only naming bird species.

Name that tune - Hum or whistle your favourite tune and make everyone else guess.

20 questions - Hide something you've found during your walk in your hand. Everyone else has up to 20 questions to guess what you've got. 

Whether you’re an outdoorsy type or prefer the comfort of your own home, Waterbeach is the perfect place to live, work and play.

Don't miss out on this fantastic opportunity to own your dream home. Take advantage of our new affordable homes at Waterbeach and live your best life today!


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