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If you are after pancake-flat terrain for serene strolls that are full of wildlife and rural charm, hikes around Peterborough are just the ticket. The cathedral city occupies an enviable spot on the River Nene in the northwest of Cambridgeshire and is surrounded by nature reserves, vibrant wetlands, beautiful lakes and colourful meadows.


From the city, you can let the footpaths along the Nene’s lazy meanders be your guide, linking various beauty spots, such as the bluebell woodland of Thorpe Wood and the birdlife at Ferry Meadows & Nene Park, with its nature hides and cafes. 


To the south of the city is Holme Fen Nature Reserve’s 657 acres (266 ha) of wildlife-rich grassland, heath and silver birch woodland. The reserve is home to the famous Holme Post, which at 9 feet (2.75 m) below sea level is the lowest land in Great Britain. Further afield, discover the treats in store towards the Lincolnshire border. The undulating limestone grassland of Hills and Holes Nature Reserve is bewitching, while the 16th-century Burghley House and its extensive deer park reward with repeat visits throughout the seasons.


Top 20 best walks and hikes around Peterborough

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    Easy
    01:38
    3.96 mi
    2.4 mph
    75 ft
    75 ft
    Easy hike. Great for any fitness level. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.
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    Easy
    01:23
    3.38 mi
    2.4 mph
    50 ft
    50 ft
    Easy hike. Great for any fitness level. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.
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    Easy
    01:23
    3.35 mi
    2.4 mph
    75 ft
    75 ft
    Easy hike. Great for any fitness level. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.
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    4
    Easy
    01:34
    3.69 mi
    2.4 mph
    175 ft
    175 ft
    Easy hike. Great for any fitness level. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.
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    5
    Easy
    01:30
    3.65 mi
    2.4 mph
    75 ft
    75 ft
    Easy hike. Great for any fitness level. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.
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    Intermediate
    04:25
    10.5 mi
    2.4 mph
    400 ft
    400 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.
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    Intermediate
    03:56
    9.65 mi
    2.4 mph
    125 ft
    125 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.
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    8
    Easy
    01:52
    4.48 mi
    2.4 mph
    150 ft
    150 ft
    Easy hike. Great for any fitness level. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.
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    9
    Intermediate
    02:10
    5.26 mi
    2.4 mph
    125 ft
    125 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.
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    10
    Intermediate
    02:08
    5.19 mi
    2.4 mph
    75 ft
    75 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.
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    11
    Easy
    01:08
    2.77 mi
    2.4 mph
    50 ft
    50 ft
    Easy hike. Great for any fitness level. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.
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    12
    Intermediate
    02:03
    5.06 mi
    2.5 mph
    50 ft
    50 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.
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    Easy
    01:50
    4.47 mi
    2.4 mph
    75 ft
    100 ft
    Easy hike. Great for any fitness level. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.
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    Intermediate
    02:06
    5.17 mi
    2.5 mph
    50 ft
    50 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.
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    15
    Intermediate
    04:37
    11.3 mi
    2.4 mph
    150 ft
    150 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.
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    16
    Intermediate
    02:59
    7.28 mi
    2.4 mph
    125 ft
    125 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.
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    17
    Intermediate
    02:46
    6.65 mi
    2.4 mph
    200 ft
    200 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.
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    18
    Easy
    01:41
    4.09 mi
    2.4 mph
    100 ft
    100 ft
    Easy hike. Great for any fitness level. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.
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    Easy
    00:44
    1.78 mi
    2.4 mph
    25 ft
    25 ft
    Easy hike. Great for any fitness level. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.
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    Intermediate
    04:08
    9.98 mi
    2.4 mph
    250 ft
    250 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.
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