Bottisham Greenway


Project Summary - Information from this page on the Greater Cambridge Partnership

The Swaffhams and Bottisham Greenways are two of twelve proposed Greenways which aim to make local walking and cycling journeys easier. They will connect villages along the route to each other, with new and improved signage enabling a direct connection with Cambridge.

The Bottisham Greenway will be an active travel route to make it easier for those walking, cycling and, where appropriate, horse-riding to travel from Bottisham into Cambridge.

These will make it easier both to travel in a pleasant and sustainable way into and out of Cambridge and to enjoy our countryside for leisure purposes. They will also help to make local journeys such as school and nursery runs safer and easier. In some cases these are new routes, or routes with new sections, whilst others will be based on existing paths.

Bottisham Greenway will be 5.9 miles long.

The draft route starts in Bottisham and proceeds along the A1303. It will be easier and safer to use the A14 underpass, which will have better lighting. The Greenway then goes past Stow-cum-Quy, where it converges with the Swaffhams Greenway, and continues along High Ditch Road past the Wing housing development to Fen Ditton. At this point it joins the Horningsea Greenway. It will then go under a new underpass at Ditton Lane. It will continue along Ditton Fields, intersecting with the Chisholm Trail at the Abbey-Chesterton Bridge. It will proceed through Stourbridge Common along Riverside to Midsummer Common. In all places there will be improved safety measures, and the path will be separate from road traffic.

As Quick Wins, the Wadloes path in Fen Ditton and a section of the National Cycle Network next to the A1303, near Cambridge Airport, have been widened and resurfaced. We have installed solar stud lighting in suitable places and more are proposed.

Key Benefits:

  • Green active travel into and out of Cambridge for walkers, cyclists and horse-riders.
  • Easy and safe travel to workplaces, local schools and colleges, shops and transport hubs.
  • Links to the Swaffhams Greenway at Stow-cum-Quy and Horningsea Greenway at Fen Ditton.
  • Link to the Chisholm Trail (under construction), which leads to Cambridge North and Central stations.
  • Good access to Anglesey Abbey (National Trust).

Project Update

Have your Say

From today (27th February 2023), the GCP would like to hear your views on the Swaffhams and Bottisham Greenway.

You will be able to learn more and provide your views via the following options:

  • An online survey will run from midday Monday 27th February until midday Friday 24th March 2022.
  • The survey can be found by clicking this link
  • On Tuesday 14th Marchwe will host a drop-in event at Stow-Cum-Quy Village Hall
    • Venue: Stow-Cum-Quy Village Hall
    • Time:16:00pm – 19:00pm
    • Address: Main St, Stow Cum Quy, Cambridge CB25 9AB
  • On Thursday 16th Marchwe will host a drop-in event at Swaffham Prior Village Hall
    • Venue: Swaffham Prior Village Hall
    • Time:16:00pm – 19:00pm
    • Address: High St, Swaffham Prior, CB25 0LD