Huntingdon (Cambridgeshire), northern and eastern fringes

Posted by davidearl on 3 August 2008 in English (English)

Second trip to Huntingdon on Friday. The area each side of the northern ring road is industrial estates, some of which had already been done in outline, but to which I was able to add a lot of detail. Then across the railway and we enter shoppers paradise: a massive Tesco, a couple of other retail estates with all the usual shops, and a leisure park which could have been anywhere - an almost identical combination of cinema, gym and fast good outlets as in Cambridge around a massive car park. Then into a housing maze, apparently called Oxmoor, the kind of estates where there is an almost independent footway network linking it all up with car access along scrappy roads to the rear - indeed there is a rather good green swathe running down the middle with a very decent cycleway which looks like it leads all the way into Huntingdon town centre, though not joined up on this occasion. Around Coneygear Road (what a peculiar name), the footway network is elevated and crosses all the suburban residential streets on bridges. Then into the thin in-fill wedge between the eastern ring road and the parallel Sapley Road, which is a much wealthier area of gabled new homes defined by the developers notion of "kerb appeal".

Location: Oxmoor Estate, Huntingdon CP (Hunts), Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire, East of England, England, United Kingdom

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