Cambridgeshire Hills

Believe it or not, Cambridgeshire is not all pan flat Fenland, parts of the county have some bumps. This page is dedicated to the choicest climbs and lumpiest routes Cambridgeshire has to offer….

The Climbs

The *ahem* Big Cambridgeshire Hills – a collection of 30m plus monsters!

The Short, Steep Cambridgeshire Climbs – guaranteed to get the heart pumping and lactic build up.

The Routes

Peterborough Pocket Hills Ride
About the ride
319m climbing
31.5 miles / 50.7km

A14 Corridor West Hills Ride
About the ride
607m climbing
48 miles / 79km

Fen and Fell, West Cambridgeshire Hills Ride
About the ride
672m climbing
70 miles / 113km

Newmarket Ridge Cambridgeshire Hills Ride
About the ride
660m climbing
60 miles / 97km

South Cambridgeshire Hills, Short Route
About the ride
701m climbing
55miles / 89km

South Cambridgeshire Hills, Long Route
About the ride
855m climbing
75 miles / 121km

5 Responses to Cambridgeshire Hills

  1. Benoit says:

    Hi Richard,

    I am moving in Cambridge for work on June. As a road cyclist, I was quite disapointed with the idea of settling in a flat area such as Cambridgeshire, hopefully this post gives me hope!

    Thank you,


    • velorichard says:

      Hi Benoit,

      Well you’re moving to the flatest part of the country. North of Cambridge you have the Fens and that really is flat, it’s worth a ride out once in a while. South of Cambridge there are more hills, especially if you go west into Hertfordshire, around Royston. It is mostly good cycling country too. Suffolk and Essex have lots of quiet lanes and rolling countryside. However, there are no really big climbs near Cambridge, I hope you’re not too disappointed!


  2. Rich G says:

    I stumbled upon your blog after looking up Chapel Hill, and have ever since been trying not to get too excited at the prospect of exploring more of your listed climbs, which are greater in number than I’d ever imagined for this flat county! Thanks for putting together such a useful resource – living in Ely I’ve got used to travelling in search of gradients, but your list promises to provide new focus. IMHO the best climb within an hour’s ride of me is Moulton near Newmarket, albeit over the border in Suffolk so admittedly not qualifying for your list!


    • velorichard says:

      Thanks for the comment Rich. I’m over to the west of the county, so for me the best climbs are out towards Northamptonshire, Rutland is just about in range for a good days lumpy riding. There are some nice climbs around Royston too, but I’m not familiar with Moulton – thanks for the recommendation, I’ll have to try it out!


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