Grantchester & Byron's pool from Cambridge
You will enjoy the scenery south of Cambridge along the Cam river, and the picturesque village of Grantchester.
Durée moyenne calculée sur la base de la distance, du dénivelé et d'une vitesse moyenne de 3.5km/h. Pour un marcheur moyen, cette durée comprend des pauses raisonnables.
Distance : 11.21km
Dénivelé positif : 9m
Dénivelé négatif : 10m
Point haut : 22m
Point bas : 8m
Difficulté : Moyenne
Commune : Cambridgeshire
Départ : N 52.202089° / E 0.115806°
Description de la randonnée
(D/A) Start from the left of the bridge, your back towards the Mathematical wooden bridge on Cambridge Silver Street, near Queen's College. Turn right (South-east) down the little street (Laundress lane) with the Anchor Pub on your left-hand side and the River Cam on your right-hand side.
(2) 200m later, keep right (South-West) and cross a little bridge then go left (South) keeping the canal on your right-hand side until you reach another bridge on your right-hand side which you cross over the canal. Then reach Lammas Land car park.
(3) At the car park, you have two options: one South-East, which can be very muddy, or another South West (at the right end of the car park) where you can walk on the boardwalk. They will both reach the same point.
If you go South-West (to the right-hand corner of the car park), take the path going south into Paradise Nature Reserve. Always keep your right-hand side path until you reach Owlstone Croft road. Keep straight at the junction, the road curves right, then to the next junction with Granchester Street, turn left (West) and follow the Grantchester Meadows road. Keep walking onto Grantchester Meadows road up to the end. At the end of the road, follow on the path straight ahead (South-West) with a sports ground on your right handside. You are now on the Grantchester Meadows cycleway.
(4) When you reach a junction of paths, turn left to walk along the banks of the Cam (unless it's too muddy, and in that case keep straight). Reach the Orchard Tea Garden. At the end of the car park, turn left on the road
(5) The Old Vicarage: Take the path straight on between two walls and enjoy the view of the garden (bench) before rejoining the Grantchester road to your left. Take the little path on the right, just after Brasley Bridge. Keep right to walk along the Cam.
(6) Weir: Continue to the end of the forest. Turn left and take the path back through Trumpington Meadows, until you reach the road and Brasley Bridge. From now on you can retrace your steps. You can also visit the pretty village of Grantchester and its pubs. (D/A)
Points de passage :
D/A : km 0 - alt. 13m - Cambridge Queen's College
1 : km 0.07 - alt. 12m - Bridge over the Cam River
2 : km 0.24 - alt. 12m - White bridge
3 : km 0.82 - alt. 10m - Newnham Croft
4 : km 1.93 - alt. 11m - King's College Meadows
5 : km 4.15 - alt. 15m - The Old Vicarage Grantchester
6 : km 5.18 - alt. 14m - Weir
D/A : km 11.21 - alt. 12m - Queen's College Cambridge
It can be muddy, so good waterproof boots are necessary.
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Pendant la rando ou à proximité
The gardens of the Old Vicarage in Grantchester contain lovely sculptures of animals that you can see from the walk and a sculpture of Rupert Brooke, the famous poet of the first World War. Byron's Pool got its name as Byron, the poet, reportedly used to bathe there regularly.
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