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Cambridge's Commons: The Original Green Belt

9:30am-11:00am on Saturday 17 September
9:30am-11:00am on Sunday 18 September
5:00pm-6:30pm on Friday 16 September

University Centre, outside main entrance (currently closed for refurbishment), Granta Place Mill Lane, CB2 1RU

Join Green Badge guide Gerald Smith to explore Cambridge’s original ‘Green Belt’ during a gentle 5km cycle ride.

What exactly is a common and how have these areas featured in the growth and development of Cambridge?

During the 90-minute tour we will see how the way they were used and even their appearance was influenced by the underlying topography as well as by diverse groups of townspeople - including sheriffs, nuns, monarchs, millers, hermits, zealots, scientists, academics, merchants and sporting types.

Note: participants are responsible for their own cycles and safety equipment. Children under 16 are welcome but must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Image copyright: Gerald Smith

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Young Adults 12 – 18, Adults, Tour, In person, Free
Event capacity: 12