Don’t rest too long on New Year’s Day
After the festivities, don’t relax in your comfy armchair, get everyone up and out to Coton Countryside Reserve for a New Year’s Day guided walk. Kick-start your resolution to get more exercise in 2017, with an optional lunch at the village pub after the walk.
Since the late 90s, Cambridge Past, Present and Future has run a reserve on land it originally bought in the 30s to stop urban sprawl. In 2010 a farm tenant was appointed on the 300-acre site that includes woodlands, new hay meadows and an orchard.
Managed to enhance the landscape and benefit wildlife, the reserve features a hilltop picnic area, panoramic views and routes for walkers, cyclists and pram pushers that link to other paths.
The walk starts in the pub car park at 11am and finishes by 1.30pm. It’s free (donations welcome) but booking is essential… and book a table at The Plough on 01954 210489.