Grantchester & Byron's pool from Cambridge

You will enjoy the scenery south of Cambridge along the Cam river, and the picturesque village of Grantchester.

Fiche technique
n°19047357
Une randonnée Cambridgeshire créée le samedi 05 février 2022 par TaX38. MAJ : mardi 12 avril 2022
Durée Durée moyenne: 3h15[?]
Distance Distance : 11.21km
Dénivelé positif Dénivelé positif : 9m
Dénivelé négatif Dénivelé négatif : 10m
Point haut Point haut : 22m
Point bas Point bas : 8m
Moyenne Difficulté : Moyenne
Retour point de départ Retour point de départ : Oui
A pied A pied
Commune Commune : Cambridgeshire
Départ Départ : N 52.202089° / E 0.115806°
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The horse statue The Cam river

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.

(1) When you reach a bridge, turn right (South-West) and go over the bridge, then keep South along the Cam with the water on your left-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

Informations pratiques

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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Visorandonneur
Around Fen Ditton, along the Cam River
Distance 5.46km Dénivelé positif +33m Dénivelé négatif -41m Durée 1h40 Facile Facile
Départ Départ à Fen Ditton - Cambridgeshire

A picturesque walk (public paths) along the famous river that gave its name to Cambridge. Enjoy seeing the rowers racing in their fragile boats, the cox shouting at them, and the coach biking along the path.

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