Fens and White Elephants




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Fens and White Elephants cycling route

These fenland tracks look easy-going in the summer but in the winter they are coated in the thick claggy mud deposited by the farmer's tractors.

This route sets off along the River Cam and Lode Way towards Ely - cross nature reserves and bird reserves on a well-marked National Cycleway. From Ely it crosses West to St Ives and then back into the centre of Cambridge on the massive 'white elephant' projects of the Cambridge Guided Busway.

Perfect for cycling - this smooth cycleway is clear of traffic. Watch out after heavy rain - part of the route crosses flood plains which can be several meters underwater after weeks of rain.

Fens and White Elephants cycling route map

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