The Ouse Valley Way is a 150-mile route following the River Great Ouse from its source in Syresham, Northamptonshire to the Wash near King's Lynn.

Huntingdonshire section

A 26 mile section of the Ouse Valley Way runs through Huntingdonshire, winding its way from St Neots to Earith.

You can choose to do the 26 miles in one day or break it up into six shorter circular walks. 

Disabled access

Most of the paths along the Ouse Valley Way are unsurfaced so may not be suitable for those with mobility issues.  For those with limited mobility, some stiles have been replaced by kissing gates. However, there are hard surfaced paths suitable for wheelchair users at the Riverside Park in St Neots, Paxton Pits Nature Reserve in Little Paxton, Castle Park in Huntingdon and the Thicket in St Ives.

Please call Hinchingbrooke Country Park on 01480 388666 for more information about accessibility.


We hope you will enjoy your walk but please remember:

  • do not attempt the walk if it is flooded or at risk from flooding

  • never be tempted to swim in the locks and gravel pits and don’t let your children play next to them - they are dangerous, deep and cold

  • avoid contact with the water, you may be at risk from Weil’s disease and the water may be affected by blue-green algae

  • giant hogweed, which looks similar to cow parsley, can cause serious rashes

  • wear long trousers, a top with sleeves and strong, waterproof footwear as the routes can be wet and muddy

  • please keep your dog under control, particularly around cattle, sheep and horses.