This walking trail will lead you from Milton Road along the River Cam and Trinity Street to the Market place in the heart of Cambridge, exploring the important stories along the way including the origin of the phrase 'Hobson Choice', the Roman river crossing, the burning of Bucer in Market Square, and give you insights into the Cambridge Coat of Arms, the story of football, and much more!

You can see a preview or the trail and route below or download a pdf version HERE


Michael Rosen has composed poems about Cambridge people and places pinned to the history trail which Historyworks has recorded with some new songs performed by local primary children to entertain you on your journey. The trail lasts approximately 90 minutes. 

Michael Rosen Audio Trail

Audio Trail downloadable in MP3 format available on the web at:

© Historyworks 2017.

This trail & accompanying audio have been devised and produced by Helen Weinstein, to whom all suggestions for revisions should be directed (

Narration of the trails by Michael Rosen. Michael Rosen is a poet, novelist, broadcaster, famous for his poems like 'We're Going on a Bear Hunt', 'Chocolate Cake', and for this project his poems include 'The Fitzwilliam Lions' and 'Coldham's Common'.
Photos from the Cambridgeshire Collection, the National Railways Museum and Historyworks.