Little Downham - Pymoor

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The route is on top of the Hundred River bank with fine views across to the Welney marshes. These are fields which are allowed to flood in winter for visiting water birds. There are also fine views the other way of the rich black Fen countryside. The route continues along droves (a Fen word for tracks), field edges (one of which is part of the long distance path, Hereward Way), and country lanes. The route goes through two ancient and historic Fen villages, one with shops and a Inn. In winter it is wise to carry binoculars with you to see the wintering water fowl.

(Pymoor is sometimes spelt Pymore.)

England - East England - Cambridgeshire - Countryside


Birds, Butterflies, Church, Flowers, Food Shop, Great Views, Pub, River, Toilets, Wildlife
8/29/2023 - Lynsay John Lovell

Did this walk on 28/08/23 and whilst the path along the hundred foot drain or New Bedford River is now passable, the footpath and foot bridge over the main drain between points 9 and 10 is over planted with crops and the footbridge is overgrown with brambles and was extremely difficult to pass. The yellow arrows were completely covered. There has been much building on outskirts of Little Downham and so final section needs careful navigation. Otherwise good introduction to the area.

4/28/2004 - John Peckham

On trying this walk on 27/4/04 found the pathway along the Hundred River bank almost unpassable. Weeds & stinging nettles up to chest height in places & path hardly visible.