Chalk pits

Chalk pits

I've been blathering on for ages about how I wanted to see these disused chalk pits, but my recovery from a virus was holding me back. Well I got there yesterday, they are awesome! I just can't believe there is something like this just a few kilometres from the centre of Cambridge. It was such an amazing run too, past some other disused quarries that are now filled with water, and along Cherry Hinton Brook, very very pretty! Baldy drove over and met me in the pub after, bought me a nice glass of wine than drove me home, spoilt brat that I am! The sheer size of this area stunned me, you can just make out some tiny people on the right there, gives an idea to the scale of the place.

This is what I love best about running - where it can take you.


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13 Replies

  • Looks fab Curlygurly2 . Wine at the end of a run sounds like an excellent idea. Think I may need to train hubby :-D

  • BB is very well trained, sometimes he drives me somewhere, I run home, and he has my bath ready...

  • beautiful, sounds like a perfect day....

  • It was, I was buzzing all day!

  • Looks amazing! I was out walking on chalk in Winchester on Boxing Day , it was a bit slippy, did you have any issues with that?

  • No, this is a designated nature reserve, and has beautiful paths, as well as open grass/chalk areas. I didn't find it slippy at all. I wish I lived nearer, I'd use it for intervals/speed work.

  • That's truly beautiful, and massive! Great photo and great post, well done CG! 😊

  • Nice!


  • Great run CG. Glad you got there in the end xx

  • Yeahhhhhh you made it there at last! It looks terrific. Sounds like a great run! Wine too, what more could you need 😃👍🏼🏃🏼‍♀️

  • Great photo of what sounds like a lovely run!☺

  • Great photo and post. Looks sunny too ! I find that always helps.

    Despite running up my boring canal today it is mostly quite. But managed to run by lake and see wildlife and sun glistening on half frozen lake. Despite being cold having the sunshine on my face feels great !

    Hope you have a good new year and many more glorious runs.

  • Love it CG! Another running adventure 🤗

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