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Wednesday A walk Fen Drayton Lakes

November 9, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Start and car parking: A walk through the Fen Drayton Nature Reserve and along the banks of the Ouse.  Starts at RSPB Fen Drayton Lakes Reserve Car Park north of Holywell Lake (grid ref TL34265 69873);  there is no suitable post code but What3Words is (scream.tabs.workflow).

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 miles am / 5.5 miles pm)

Lunch arrangements: Lunch will be at the Old Ferry Boat Inn at Holywell.

Leaders contact details:  Michael’s telephone is 01480385145 or mobile 07814000450

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 information:

Please text the leader if you plan to come. Please remember to give your name as part of the text! Your details will be kept by the leader for 7 days so that participants may be contacted if it is necessary due to a positive COVID test.

No one should come on the walk if they feel unwell.

Car sharing is always encouraged if it is possible and if one feels comfortable doing it.

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November 9, 2022
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Michael S


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