River Cam: Exploring Cambridge’s Surprising Mystery, Part 1 – The Preparation

Recently, when thinking about new ideas for trips, I decided to set myself a bit of a challenge: to uncover a journey that would need good planning, more detailed research, and a bit of in-person exploration as well. Would it possible to find something like this around Cambridge? River Cam immediately came to my mind.Continue reading “River Cam: Exploring Cambridge’s Surprising Mystery, Part 1 – The Preparation”

Short and relaxing paddling trips in Cambridge

Most of the time River Cam is calm and slow. This creates a great opportunity for short and relaxing paddling trips, even during the week when you have only a few hours after work. There are a few options for this within Cambridge. They include unusual sightseeing, picnics, visits in local pubs. Below I presentContinue reading “Short and relaxing paddling trips in Cambridge”

Evening kayak trip from Midsummer Common to the Byron’s Pool

Yesterday, I really wanted to go for an evening kayak trip from Midsummer Common to Byron’s Pool and back. After Mental Health Awareness Week with Nature, I decided that Wednesday was a perfect day to take a breath. However, the weather was unstable and it was difficult to predict whether it would rain or not…Continue reading “Evening kayak trip from Midsummer Common to the Byron’s Pool”

Cycling to Ely via National Cycling Routes

Cycling from Cambridge to Ely via National Cycling Routes is completely different experience from trekking along the river (described here). I think that ‘open space’ would be right term to describe this 38km long track. Comfortable hard-surface cycling route leads along streets and through farmlands, villages and wetlands. It can be done within 2-3 hoursContinue reading “Cycling to Ely via National Cycling Routes”

Coastal trip: Sheringham

There is nothing more relaxing than a sea view. Well, maybe a sea view from height makes it even better… And this is something you can find in Sheringham and along this part of the coast. Perfect place for a relaxing day away from the city! Sheringham is a destination easy to reach from CambridgeContinue reading “Coastal trip: Sheringham”

Trip to Byron’s Pool LNR

Byron’s Pool was named after Lord Byron who used to swim there. It is a woodland site located around 5km from Cambridge, next to the River Cam. To get there from Cambridge, you will walk along the River Cam through picturesque areas such as Coe Fen, Sheep’s Green, Paradise LNR and Grantchester Meadows. There areContinue reading “Trip to Byron’s Pool LNR”

Trip to Cow Hollow Wood

Cow Hollow Wood was planted in 2000 to celebrate beginning of the new millennium. The name refers to the old field name for the site when the field was a meadow grazed by cattle. It is a native broadleaved woodland, a species mix associated with Wet Woodland habitat (willow, ash, alder, birch, field maple andContinue reading “Trip to Cow Hollow Wood”

Trip to Milton Country Park

Combination of woodland, water and grassy meadow habitats makes Milton Country Park a perfect place for relaxing day. You can spend some time by the lake, in an orchard, on the grassy meadow or just walking around exploring pathways within the Park. It’s a nice place for wildlife lovers – varied natural habitat and waterContinue reading “Trip to Milton Country Park”