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Walks by streams and rivers in South Cambridgeshire update

Elsewhere I have described the walk from Shepreth tracing the course of the river Shep to its source at Fowlmere. There are a number of attractive walks by streams and rivers in the valley of the river Rhee or Cam. … Continue reading

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Fruit Growing in Shepreth

Extract from my forthcoming book on Fruit Growing in South Cambs: from chapter five, ‘The Geography of Fruit Growing’. (Copyright J Spain, 2016). Notes on Shepreth: Shepreth is a low-lying parish, with a more clay subsoil, liable to flooding, alleviated … Continue reading

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Shepreth as seen by others

Over the years I have come across references to Shepreth in historical papers, local history books, county guides and other publications and it is interesting to see how the village has been represented down the ages. If one was writing … Continue reading

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Reflections on the Rain

I was looking back through the journal I write, over the past week or so, and realised how steady, continuous and unrelenting the rain has been. At first I tried to ignore it and get on with the usual springtime … Continue reading

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Walking around the Wimpole Estate

Contrary to widely held opinion, there is some hilly and ¬†wooded terrain in South Cambridgshire where you can enjoy a great days walking. Most of this lies on the south western plateau at about 200-250 feet above sea level, which … Continue reading

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River Cam or Rhee? Some notes on the naming

If we take as our starting point the Ordnance Survey maps (Explorer 208-9) we see the tributary rising from springs at Ashwell in Herts, described as the ‘River Rhee’. When it crosses the county boundary it is called the ‘River … Continue reading

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