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Wednesday A walk Fen Drayton Lakes Nature Reserve

November 10, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Start of walk: RSPB Fen Drayton Lakes Reserve Car Park north of Holywell Lake (grid ref TL34265 69873); I have not found a suitable post code but What3Words is (scream.tabs.workflow).  Walk distance is 7.5 miles am / 5.5 miles pm.

Car parking: As above.

By Bus:

There is a convenient Guided Busway request stop called Fen Drayton Reserve.  Walk back towards Cambridge 50m and, at the crossing, turn North for 200m with a direction sign to car park along the Holywell Ferry Road (track) towards the river.

By Car:

Turn off A14 at Jnc 24 (just after the Cambridge Services turn off at 24a) and over 3 roundabouts towards A1304 Swavesey follow brown signposts to Nature Reserve.  On edge of Swavesey after ‘Boxworth End Farm’ take next Left.  After 1.3km turn right and after 500m turn left into Nature Reserve entrance (track).  After 1km at T Jnc turn right along Holywell Ferry Road and over the Guided Busway to the Car park 200m on the left.


Mileage: 13 miles (7.5+5.5)

Lunch: Old Ferry Boat Inn, Holywell

Leader’s name and mobile number: Michael’s mobile number is 07814 000450

General information: The walk is about 13 miles through the Fenland Lakes Reserve and up river to the St Ives Marina for coffee.  Then continue to St Ives across the Chapel Bridge and follow the Ouse Valley Way down river to Holywell for lunch at the Old Ferry Boat Inn.  The afternoon continues along the Ouse valley Way to cross at the Brownhill Staunch and Lock to follow the Pathfinder Long Distance Walk upstream back to Fen Drayton Reserve


Additional requirements:

Please text the leader if you plan to come. Please remember to give your name as part of the text! Your details will be held for 21 days for Covid-19 ‘test and trace’ purposes, then deleted.

No one should come on the walk if they feel unwell. You may wish to bring a face covering, hand sanitiser and any walking poles you need.




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November 10, 2021
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Michael S


Distance (Miles)


Fen Drayton RSPB Reserve Car Park
Holywell Ferry Road
Fen Drayton, United Kingdom
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