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Wednesday C Waterbeach

June 5 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Meet at 10:15am for a 10:30am start at the ‘Fishermen’s Car Park’ opposite The Bridge public house which is located on the west side the River Cam at Clayhithe. There is enough space for around 8 cars. As I do not intend using the pub for ‘apres-walk’ refreshments, I would prefer that you do not use the pub car park.

If anyone wishes to use public transport, the walk will pass Waterbeach Railway Station and we can collect you there at around 10:40am. But please let me know if you intend to use this option.

The walk crosses a nature reserve (Cow Hollow Wood) then continues parallel to the railway before crossing fields and along the flood defences to Bottisham Lock, where we will cross the River Cam and return to Clayhithe on the eastern bank of the river. The walk is slightly over 3 miles but a short walk of less than 2 miles is available.

The paths are mostly grass but free of mud. Nevertheless, the grass and riverside vegetation can be above ankle height and could be wet. If you take the short-walk option, the path passes through chest-high nettles which had not been cut when I did a recce a couple of days ago, so do not wear skimpy clothing.

After the walk, I propose to take the short drive to The Evolve Coffee Shop and Bar within the Cambridge Innovation Park at Denny End Road, Waterbeach. They usually have soups, small pizzas or sandwiches, as well as hot and cold drinks (including alcoholic ones!). The café is also a bit cheaper than the pubs in Waterbeach and will set up a large table for us.

Any train travellers will need a lift at the end of the walk and that can be easily arranged, including a return to the Railway Station. (An alternative drop off at a PR5 bus stop can also be arranged, but I do not have a reliable bus timetable so you would need to research that aspect.)

Please let me know if you intend to attend the walk by end of day on Monday 03 June 2024. I also need to know whether you will join the group at the Evolve coffee shop as I need to let them have numbers.

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June 5
10:30 am - 12:00 pm
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Bob Lind