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Fen Edge Trail Walk – Celebrate the Fens Day

June 17, 2023 @ 10:30 am - 1:00 pm


Fen Edge Trail landscape heritage walk in Cambridge from Castle Hill to the Sedgwick Museum.

Cambridge – ‘through the fen edge town that became one of the world’s most famous cities’ – Approx. 2.5 hours to 1 pm.

For Celebrate the Fens Day, this guided walk starts on the distinctive landscape feature of Castle Hill (a Chalk hill) and finishes at the Sedgwick Museum of Earth Sciences. It gives a landscape heritage and geological perspective to the city: the river’s gravel terraces, the chalk stream-fed river and the ‘fen’ meadows of alluvium and peat. The walk will also draw attention to buildings and places of historical and social interest. Guiding you through what is now a mostly hidden landscape, the walk takes you back in time, giving a glimpse into the city’s past and the natural history of the area, from ‘Ice Ages’ to sub-tropical swamps and fenland rivers.

You will discover how its natural character still filters through, seen in the riverside meadows, the numerous water channels, the subtle changes in the height of the land and even in the building stones used in many of its famous buildings.

All welcome. Free as part of Celebrate the Fens Day but needs booking in advance. Easy walking, about 3 miles. For more details see the website where you can also download the full Walk Guide. Contact us to book:


June 17, 2023
10:30 am - 1:00 pm
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Cambridgeshire Geological Society
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Castle Hill
Castle St,
Cambridge, CB3 0RG
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