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”