Thorney ‘island’

1 walk:

1 Thorney – being developed


 For a key to the geology see the British Geological Survey map viewer.

Thorney is a small island to the east of Peterborough has a rich history, particularly in relation to the Abbey. It lies on an outcrop of the Oxford Clay which has been partly protected from erosion by a covering of March Gravel. It is surrounded by low-lying silty fen.

The walk, designed by Thorney Heritage Museum, starts at the Abbey and takes you down onto the fenland and back. There is also a Town Trail that can be added to explore more of the history. Guided walks of the routes are occasionally organised by Thorney Heritage Museum.

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