Another spin out into the fens

As Britain enters a proper cold spell, today turned out to be a perfect winter day for a ride - sunny, dry, fairly still and refreshingly cold. So I thought I'd take the Guv'nor out on the 31 mile route I took last week - out to QuyBottisham, the Swaffham Bulbeck and Burwell and then back into Cambridge along the Lodes Way. Lovely. The photos below are of Burwell Lode and Fen which is one of the lowest parts of the Cambridgeshire fens - in places nearly two metres below sea level.

Looking east along Burwell Lode
Looking west along Burwell Lode

Looking up to the top of Burwell Lode from the cycle path on Burwell Fen

With the Guv'nor by Burwell Lode


Robin Edgar said…
If you Photoshopped a few windmills into those shots one might think that you were in Holland. ;-)
Very close by, I mean just two miles away, there is a windmill! The Dutch, as I'm sure you know, were the ones to drain this landscape in the 17th Century - Cornelius Vermuyden is the most famous.
Robin Edgar said…
Actually I was not aware that Dutch people were responsible for draining the Cambridgeshire fens. The landscape is quite similar to the Netherlands though.

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