Ramsey to St Ives

Starting at Ramsey Abbey Gatehouse, the Trail climbs up into the ‘highlands’ to the south before travelling east via Warboys along the fen edge towards Earith and then south west to St Ives, along the River Great Ouse. The route is described in three parts:

Ramsey to Warboys – via Bury, Wistow and Broughton

Warboys to Earith – via Somersham

Earith to St Ives – via Bluntisham and Holywell

There is an optional addition upstream along the River Ouse to Godmanchester, following the north side of the river west and then returning east along the south.


Map showing contours (height above sea level)

Yellow = 5 metres

Red = 10 metres

Blue = Major water channels

Ramsey to St Ives showing the contours and geology. For a key to the geology see the British Geological Survey map viewer.

© Cambridgeshire Geological Society