St Ives to Cambridge

This part of the Trail has three sections.

St Ives to Willingham      Willingham to Waterbeach       Waterbeach to Cambridge

Starting at St Ives Bridge, the Trail winds south around the southern side of the River Great Ouse past Swavesey, Over and Willingham and on to Cottenham, Landbeach and Waterbeach. From here it turns south to Clayhithe, Horningsea and Milton, finally reaching Cambridge along the western side of the River Cam. In Cambridge, the Trail finishes at the world famous Sedgwick Museum of Earth Sciences which has many fine exhibits of local geology including some excellent, locally found, fossils.

There will also be an additional walk out to the south of Cambridge and back, to include Trumpington and two important Local Geological Sites (the chalk quarry at East Pit, Cherry Hinton LGS and the chalk spring at Nine Wells LGS) and to see something of the chalk hills.

For more details of the geology see the British Geological Survey map viewer.


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