Best in Cambridgeshire

River Cam (Grantchester Meadows, near Cambridge)

2021 UPDATE: there is an attempt to ban river swimming, picnics and anyone having fun at Grantchester Meadows. Sign the petition.

Location

  • The meadows are to the east of Grantchester and there is a footpath that meets the river as various points.

Note. the person (Chris) who may look as if he is drowning is actually doing backstroke (Chris pers comm)!!

Grid Ref

  • TL438/265

Features

  • Easy access.
  • You can swim into Cambridge

Hazards

  • Boats. Boats. Boats. And in places its difficult to get out so allow plenty of time to find an exit.

Date of Last Swim

  • July 2021

River Nene (at Wansford)

Location

  • By the bridge for the “old north road” in the middle of Wansford. Easy parking and follow the path down to the river by the bridge.

Grid Ref

  • TF077/992

Features

  • Easy access under the bridge, but also access after a small climb from the bank to the east.

Hazards

  • Boats!

Date

  • 25th July 2019

River Nene (nr Water Newton, Peterborough)

Location

  • Plenty of spots to get in the river along the footpath to the east of the village of Water Newton. Access is betterĀ from the east bank

Grid Ref

  • TF125/970

Features

  • Good lengths of deep water

Hazards

  • Swans and boats

Date

  • 23rd July 2019