Baits Bite Lock
- Start: Midsummer Common
- Distance: 10km
- Time: walk (2h), cycle (1h)
- Loop: yes
- Alternative options: running, kayak/canoe (2-3h), SUP (3-4h)
- When you get there: you can have a break or a picnic on the river bank or you may decide to continue to: the Milton Country Park, Cow Hollow Wood, Bottisham Lock, Ely.
From the Midsummer Common walk down the river (i.e. East). After around 1.5km you will get to Stourbridge Common and the Green Dragon Bridge.
-> Here, you need to decide:
- you can cross the bridge and continue along the left river bank until you get to the Baits Bite Lock. This option is less exciting and easier but at the same time good for late autumn, winter and early spring – it’s dry. It is also best choice for cycling or running.
- you can also continue on the right side of the river. This side is much more interesting in my opinion. However, from November to February you will need to be prepared for mud and water. This side leads through the picturesque Ditton Meadows and then old Fen Ditton village. In Fen Ditton, reach St Mary the Virgin Church and turn left (to the North), through the Fen Ditton Recreation Ground. Next, keep along the right side of the river and you’ll get there!
Return: you can make a loop by choosing the alternative option for the return. You can have a picnic break at the Baits Bite Lock or during return on the Stourbridge Common or the Ditton Meadows.
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