Ely

Sunday 31 July 2016. Today’s walk was organised in support of OuseFest and was open to the general public as part of this two-week event. There was 14 of us on this walk; 6 from Fenland, 2 from other local groups and 6 local residents. It was a beautiful day and the riverside was very busy as we set off from The Maltings heading south following the course of the Great Ouse. We could see quite a few cyclists using the Fen Rivers Way on the opposite bank.

Quite soon we moved away from the river bank stopping for a group photograph on the footbridge at Bramham Dock. After 3.4 miles we arrived in Little Thetford in the hope of having a drink and lunch at the Sports and Social Club. I’d cleared this in advance by email but wasn’t advised that we would have to sign in and pay £1 each if we wanted to buy a drink and sit inside. This was too much hassle for me so I turned around and had my lunch and coffee outside. The Social Club was happy to sell us cans/bottles of drink that we could take outside. I appreciate that it is a Members club but there were only two customers inside and one would have thought that they would have been keen to gain extra custom.

After lunch it was only a short walk across a few fields and the golf course before we were back at the start in Ely. The walk was only 6.25 miles with negligible ascent/descent.

Ely – walk route

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