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”

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”

Kayaking to Baits Bite Lock

You don’t need to have professional touring kayak to spend a few exciting hours on the water. Kayak trip to Baits Bite Lock and back takes around 2-3 hours. It’s amazing to start 1 hour before the sunset. Especially, when you expect full moon and clear sky! I started the trip from Midsummer Common. FirstContinue reading “Kayaking to Baits Bite Lock”