Welcome to the Walking with Women Tour:

Unlocking the Female Histories of

Cambridge's Historic Bricks and Mortar

About Walking with Women

Walking with Women is a new self-guided tour of Cambridge city centre’s built environment. It was devised by Shape East's Learning and Participation Coordinator, Hollie McNish, in association with poetry organisation Page to Performance. The tour aims to engage new audiences with the built environment by combining architecture, spoken word, illustration and history and provides an imaginative guide to the often-forgotten female tales locked within the city’s buildings and public spaces.

Purchase a Walking with Women Tour Guide

Walking with Women is available to purchase for £3 from:
Heffers Bookshop, 20 Trinity Street, Cambridge, tel: 01223 463200, email:

It is also available to buy online here: A5 Walking with Women Booklet

Please contact if you have any technical issues or if you are a school or community group wishing to make a bulk purchase of the tour booklets.

We hope you enjoy the tour as much as we have.

Personal Guided Tours

We offer guided Walking with Women tours and workshops with the historians and poets from this tour.

£12 per person, min £100 charge / Max 15 people
£10 per person, £100 minumum charge. (Students, under 18s, over 65s)

Please contact to discuss anything further or to book a guided Shape East tour.


Further Information

Please email Hollie on or call 01223 462606 for any further questions or booking enquiries.


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