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Wednesday C St Ives

May 8 @ 10:30 am

Meet at the St. Ives Park & Ride / Guided Busway Terminus at 10:15am for a 10:30am start. The P&R facilities are being improved and there is a solid fence all around a central worksite. To find parking, follow a one-way system. Go all the way round and park at the west end (nearest the town).

Alternatively, those of an adventurous nature can use their bus pass and take the guided bus from Trumpington P&R or Cambridge city centre (Drummond Street) to St. Ives P&R. You can find a timetable on the internet, for example [ https://www.thebusway.info/pdfs/tt/ABC.pdf ]

If driving to St. Ives from Cambridge, it is easy using the now designated A1307, but which most people know as the ‘old A14’. I recommend taking the A14 westbound past Bar Hill and then look for its junction with the A1307. It is close to, and just after, the slip road to the new Cambridge Services. Once you are on the A1307, it is only 3 or 4 miles to the turning at its junction with the A1096. If you miss this turning you will be in Huntingdon!

Once you arrive in St. Ives, the terminus is at the south-east corner of the town, but signage for the P&R / busway terminus is easy to miss, so I suggest the use of a SATNAV. PE27 4LG ‘Meadow Lane, St. Ives’ should work

The walk is 4 miles but easy paths – some paved and some packed earth but no mud (unless we have downpours just before the walk). Initially, the walk is parallel to the guided busway, then it follows the river with great views over the flood-plains. Look out for deer, and grey lag geese with goslings and, if we are lucky, a pair of Egyptian geese with their brood which are ultra-cute. There will probably be some white heron-like birds (Dave, they are called Egrets, in case you have another senior moment). The walk returns close to a marina and then over an ancient bridge into the town.

I plan to arrange lunch at the Wetherspoons pub – The Swan and Angel. I would like attendees to let me know by end of business on Monday 6th May if you are staying for lunch.

Let me know if you plan to attend. I can be contacted as follows:

Bob Lind
Tel 0781 780 7315
Email: robert.lind08@yahoo.co.uk

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Details

Date:
May 8
Time:
10:30 am
Event Category:

Organiser

Bob Lind
Phone
07817807315
Email
robert.lind08@yahoo.co.uk

Venue

St Ives Park & Ride
Meadow Lane
St Ives, PE27 4LG
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