Adventures around Cambridgewith PlusBus

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Admire the colleges from across the River Cam and wander through the city's cobbled lanes. Escape into the countryside to encounter ancient earthworks, stroll through fens and meadows or linger over a literary pint. Explore shops in a converted farm at Burwash Manor or head out on a scenic bus ride to villages with riverside pubs and waymarked walks. You can do all this and more by bus from Cambridge railway station.

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  • Great for: bird watching | family | flowers | history | literary connections | nature reserve | Picnics | scenic bus | Shopping |
  • Refreshments: lots of fabulous pubs, cafes and restaurants
  • Please note: researched/updated in December 2023. If anything’s changed or you have more tips to share, do get in touch: features@goodjourney.org.uk
  1. 3. Fields and fens

    The path to Fleam Dyke, a huge earthen bank probably built in the 7th-century to defend East Anglia from the Mercians, lies through a delightful nature reserve. In Spring and Summer, there are cowslips, buttercups, yellow irises and thousands of orchids flowering in the uncultivated fields of Fulbourn Fen.

    • Get to Fulbourn on bus 1 from outside Cambridge railway station. It runs every 15 minutes and takes half an hour to reach the Six Bells in Fulbourn. It’s a pretty walk to Fleam Dyke through the nature reserve, beginning along Church Lane. Cross Station Road, go through the gate with a Harcamlow Way sign and keep on along the path ahead to reach an information board with a map by the gate into Fulbourn Fen.
    • Refreshments at the Six Bells in Fulbourn or choice of cafes outside Cambridge railway station.
    • And more: another village adventure, just half an hour’s bus ride from the railway station is to catch bus 3 to Berghott Close and stroll ten minutes to the riverside Plough and old church in Fen Ditton village, a real escape from the city. The way-marked Harcamlow Way runs through the village, leading north into the fens.