Fen Rivers Way

Distance: 80km (50 Miles) Max Height: 19m (62ft) Ascent: 282m (925ft) Start: Cambridge Finish: Kings Lynn
Waymarks: Views: History: Wildlife: Overall:

The Fen Rivers Way is a 50 mile long distance trail following the River Cam and River Great Ouse from the centre of Cambridge to near the wash at Kings Lynn. The route generally follows riverbank paths through grazing marsh along the Western side although an Eastern alternative is waymarked.

Highlights Along The Route:
Historic Cambridge, River Cam Towpath, River Cam, Great Ouse Rver, Historic City of Ely, Littleport, Downham Market, Wildlife along the Great Ouse, Historic Kings Lynn

Guidebook Available:



Route Completed 20th March 2019

22nd February 2019
Fen Rivers Way - Part 1
Cambridge Station - River Cam - Near Horningsea - Clayhithe - Waterbeach
Distance: 11.1km (6.89 Miles)
Ascent: 26m (85ft)
Time: 3 Hours 4 Minutes

25th February 2019
Fen Rivers Way - Part 2
Waterbeach - River Cam - Near Upware - Dimmocks Cote - Marina - Great Ouse River- Chapel Hill - Ely
Distance: 18.4km (11.43 Miles)
Ascent: 60m (197ft)
Time: 4 Hours 48 Minutes

27th February 2019
Fen Rivers Way - Part 3
Ely - Ely Castle - Ely Cathedral - Great Ouse River - Queen Adelaide - Sand Hill - Littleport
Distance: 12.5km (7.76 Miles)
Ascent: 60m (197ft)
Time: 3 Hours 14 Minutes

5th March 2019
Fen Rivers Way - Part 4
Littleport - River Great Ouse - Brandon Creek - Southery Fens - Ten Mile Bank - Denver Sluice - Downham Market
Distance: 20.6km (12.79 Miles)
Ascent: 95m (312ft)
Time: 4 Hours 40 Minutes

20th March 2019
Fen Rivers Way - Part 5
Downham Market - River Great Ouse - Stoebridge - Wiggenhall St Mary Magdalen - Wiggenhall St Peter - Wiggenhall St Germans - Kings Lynn
Distance: 21km (13.04 Miles)
Ascent: 90m (197ft)
Time: 5 Hours 2 Minutes