The countryside around Hatley

Hatley is a great place for wildlife – because there’s such a wide variety of habitats and places where plants and animals live.

And we humans are very fortunate to have so many footpaths and bridleways running to and from East Hatley and Hatley St George.

If you really want to, you can probably make your way from Hatley to almost anywhere in the country via the UK’s unique, extensive and mostly very ancient rural footpaths and by-ways.

Around Hatley, they are, for the most part, in good condition, although wellingtons are probably sensible footwear during the winter and spring when paths tend to be rather muddy and puddly.

While you’re walking and looking at the fauna and flora and enjoying the sights and smells, think too what it must have been like before waterproof boots and coats were developed and when most people had to walk everywhere, horses being for the well off.

Click on the images above for some relevant articles we’ve collected – if you’d like to contribute an article or photographs, please send them to Kim Wilde, Parish Clerk. And if you’d like go a little further afield, Cambridgeshire County Council has produced this handy leaflet on the Clopton Way, the footpath running from The Gamlingay Cinques Nature Reserve to Wimpole Hall.

Hatley’s grid references are:
      TL 28257 50876
      Latitude 52.141293
      Longitude -0.127223

Page created 4th July 2018.