Whether you prefer a short walk into Huntingdon to the shops or bars and restaurants or prefer something a bit more ambitious such as heading downstream to Houghton Mill, the oldest working mill on the river Great Ouse there is something to suit all activity levels.
Just across the river is Portholme Meadow. Portholme is a 106 hectare site of special scientific interest between Huntingdon and Godmanchester. It is a Nature Conservation Site and Special Area of Conservation
The site is an alluvial flood meadow, and one of the largest areas of grassland which is still traditionally managed as a Lammas Meadow . Watercourses have some unusual invertebrates, including the nationally restricted dragonfly Libellula Fulva. The meadow is managed by cutting followed by grazing, and it is flooded in winter and early spring.
Walking paths are mowed into the Meadow year round allowing easy access to walkers and cyclists.
Walk from the Boathaven to Godmanchester, past Godmanchester Lock around the Meadow and back is 6km of easy walking to suit all capabilities.
A quick internet search will return many examples of set walks in the area however some of the best walks are those that happen by happy accident. Rather than follow someone else's idea of a nice walk why not pull on your hiking boots and explore the beautiful river walks through Huntingdon and beyond. After all, when you are following the river it is hard to get lost.