Cambridge Travel Guide

Tips For Walking In Cambridgeshire In Winter

by granitewordpress
10 February 2018 · 3 min read
Cambridge Common park covered in snow during New England winter

There’s no better way to enjoy the captivating sights of Cambridge than by taking a walk through the gorgeous woodlands and around the grounds of the  historic buildings and university colleges.

Make the most of your time at The Tamburlaine Hotel and discover the scenic wonders of Cambridge with a winter walk. Here are a few tips and things to remember when booking your stay at our luxury hotels in Cambridge UK.

Bring a coat

Although the sights and sounds of Cambridge are just as beautiful during winter, the weather won’t hold back. Be sure to pack your big winter coat before heading to The Tamburlaine Hotel to ensure that you’ll be nice and warm while venturing around the town. A coat that is waterproof will also come in handy as British weather is known for being quite unpredictable.

Download a map app

navigation app on the mobile phone

Although the central area of Cambridge that surrounds the university colleges is quite open and easy to navigate, the Cambridgeshire countryside is big and easy to get lost in. Luckily, we live in an age of technology where you can keep a map of the world in your pocket. Having a map on your phone will ensure that you can always find your way back to The Tamburlaine Hotel for a relaxing shower and a hot cup of tea.

Walking boots

Happy stylish woman walking in the cold winter park

If you’re planning to explore the surrounding areas of Cambridgeshire, be sure to bring along some sturdy walking shoes or wellies so your feet stay warm and dry. The open grassy areas and dirt trails can get muddy and slippery so wearing appropriate footwear is essential. Straying from the beaten path is always fun so you don’t want to be restricted by your shoes.

Take a camera

stylish hipster traveler woman holding photo camera and taking picture in winter city street

With so much to see and so many wonderful secrets to discover around Cambridge, you’ll definitely want to make sure you can document it so you have mementoes to show your friends and family. You don’t need to be a professional photographer or have an expensive camera to capture the beauty of Cambridge. Even your phone camera will do a great job of helping you snap some photos as you follow the trails in and around the town.

Gloves and a hat

Gloves and a hat

In case it wasn’t already obvious, the weather can get quite cold during winter in Cambridge. Having a cosy hat and a pair of gloves packed will keep you toasty on your walking adventure. Gloves are especially important if you’re planning a romantic Valentine’s Day walk and you want to hold hands with your partner without feeling the frost on your fingers.

Take a flask

As you walk around Cambridge and venture through the hidden pathways of the surrounding countryside, you’ll often come across spots that are perfect resting places. It’s in these moments that a flask of tea or hot chocolate will come in handy. Fill up a flask before you head out so you can refuel and warm yourself up.