Last of the Meres


Last of the Meres

View of wetland habitat, Woodwalton Fen NNR, Cambridgeshire, UK - Mark Hamblin/2020VISION

Last of the Meres 

The Last of the Meres trail is a circular walk connecting the northern parts of the Great Fen. It extends from newly restored areas at New Decoy Farm to the historic site of Engine Farm, through to the woodland of Holme Fen and back via the old Holme to Ramsey railway line. The route also crosses the former site of Whittlesey Mere, the largest lowland lake south of the Lake District before it was drained in 1851. 

The Route 

The route follows new paths in the northern section of the Great Fen project area. It is 6.5 miles in length and is a circular walk, taking approximately 4 hours to complete. There are way markers for the Last of the Meres trail which lead you in an anticlockwise direction around the trail. Please report any footpath problems to the Great Fen team via 

Please note that at Engine Farm, where there is an automated locking gate on the bridge. This allows passage across the dyke from 8am to 4pm in winter and 8am - 8pm in summer, so please leave yourself plenty of time and take into account the daylight variation with the year's seasonal changes.  

The map below gives a rough outline of the route, marked in red with start & finish identified by red circle. For a more detailed route we suggest you refer to Ordnance Survey Explorer Map 227.

Last of the Mere Trail Map

Reproduced by permission of Ordnance Survey on behalf of HMSO. © Crown Copyright. All rights reserved.

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