Fen Rivers Way | Day 2  
Date: 25th February 2019 Distance: 18.4km (11.43 Miles) Parking: Train Station Car Park
Start Location: Waterbeach Ascent (m/ft): 60m (197ft) Weather:

Sunny

Time Started: 10:10 Highest Point: N/A Difficulty: Moderate
Duration: 4 Hours 48 Minutes        
Route: Fen Rivers Way - Part 2
Waterbeach - River Cam - Near Upware - Dimmocks Cote - Marina - Great Ouse River- Chapel Hill - Ely

The second day along the Fen Rivers Way is an 11 mile stretch from Waterbeach to the historic city of Ely and takes you along some of the most remote area of the Fens. The River Cam remains in company for several miles where it merges with the Great Ouse River which is then followed until the end of the walk at Kings Lynn.


Following the flood bank towards the River Cam.


Some of the rare signs indicating the route.


The River Cam.

A view back to Waterbeach.


Signs pointing the way - 10.5 miles tog go...

Nearly all of the walking today was along the flood bank, and thankfully as its still early in the year there are no cows!

Peaceful walking along the river.


Lovely areas reclaimed by nature.


The River Cam.

A sunken boat near Upware.

An information board informed me the light colour in the field is the course of the River Cam many years ago.

A low level view but still remote and peaceful.

Pillbox along the river just before the A1123.

A1123 bridge over the River Cam.

Just a mile or so from the merging of the rivers cam and great ouse.


Another area for wildlife. I saw Little Egrets and Wigeon in the pool.


The first view of Ely Cathedral towering over the low lying fens.

A footbridge over the Great Ouse.

Getting close but still a few miles to go yet!

The great ouse riverbank.

The new bypass around Ely.

Finally in the city of Ely, well known for its rich history which I will explore on my next day along the Fen Rivers Way.