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”
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”
Route from Cambridge to Ely is a part of the Fen Rivers Way, an 80km walk from Cambridge to King’s Lynn. The trip distance is 27km, in case you decide to take a train back to Cambridge from Ely. More experienced backpackers, cyclists or trail runners can extend it easily to 54km by taking theContinue reading “Trip to Ely”
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”
Although Cambridge meadows have provided grazing for animals since centuries, this year the future of Cambridge’s grazing cows was uncertain – City Council planned to limit Pinder service hours. Fortunately, in the end cows are back! From 1 Apr to 31 Oct 2021, they can graze on: Coe Fen, Coldham’s Common, Midsummer Common, Sheep’s Green,Continue reading “Cows are back!”
CambridgeshireLive says: The Grantchester Meadows: Cambridgeshire beauty spot named one of UK’s best places for ‘wild swimming’. Have a look at the the ‘Trips‘ section – you will find there Grantchester Meadows walk. Enjoy!
Similar to most other parts of the UK, Cambridge has an oceanic climate. It is located around 100km from the sea. In proximity of the River Cam, which flows through the city, minimum elevation is only around 6m/20ft. At the same time, Cambridge lies in the driest region of England. This doesn’t mean at allContinue reading “Cambridge and surroundings”