A few photos of Barnwell East and Barnwell West LNRs and a visit to River Lane, Cambridge

Barnwell East LNR
Today I thought I'd take the time to visit two local nature reserves (LNRs), Barnwell East and Barnwell West. The first I had not visited before, the second I had. It was a lovely, sunny spring day and so ambled around slowly, drinking in the sun and pausing long enough over lunch in Barnwell East to read a dozen or so pages of Tolstoy's influential essay On Life. I came back via Ditton Meadows and also stopped to take a close look at River Lane which was the subject of an obscure early 70s folk-rock gem by a Cambridge band called Melton Constable. You can hear that tune at the YouTube link below.

All photos taken with a Fuji Film X100F. Just click on a photo to enlarge it.

Barnwell East LNR

Barnwell East LNR

Barnwell East LNR

Barnwell East LNR

Barnwell East LNR

Barnwell East LNR

Barnwell West LNR

Barnwell West LNR

Barnwell West LNR

Barnwell West LNR

The railway line by Barnwell West LNR

The railway line by Barnwell West LNR

The ornate metalwork on a traffic barrier leading onto Barnwell West LNR

Traffic barrier leading onto Barnwell West LNR

Ditton Meadows

Ditton Meadows

Cattle on Stourbridge Common

Looking down River Lane to the River Cam

The Raleigh Superbe at the end of River Lane



Cattle on the edge of Midsummer Common

The fair on Midsummer Common
Home at last, looking down Emmanuel Road

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