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Cuckoo Fen is less than a mile from the river Great Ouse, where a public slipway is available for launching canoes, paddleboards and boats to explore the local waterways.

The area benefits from many local public footpaths and cycle-ways.

Campers can reach amenities easily with a short walk to to the village of Over.

The city of Cambridge is accessible via the guided busway. Cambridge, on the River Cam is a beautiful university city steeped in history.

The University of Cambridge was founded in 1209. The buildings of the university include King's College ChapelCavendish Laboratory, and the Cambridge University Library, one of the largest legal deposit libraries in the world.

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City of Cambridge is easily accessible by the country's only guided bus way.

Cambridge is a city on the River Cam in eastern England, home to the prestigious University of Cambridge, dating to 1209.

University colleges include King’s, famed for its choir and towering Gothic chapel, as well as Trinity, founded by Henry VIII, and St John’s, with its 16th-century Great Gate.

Cambridge is a city of  learning and discovery for visitors too, with its numerous museums, science centre, botanical gardens and university exhibits on archaeology and anthropology, polar exploration, the history of science and zoology.

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Ouse Fen, where the River Great Ouse spills into the Cambridgeshire Fens, a reedbed is coming to life.


Hanson and the RSPB are working together, transforming a working sand and gravel quarry into Ouse Fen nature reserve. When it is complete, Ouse Fen will boast the biggest reedbed in the UK.

In summer reeling warblers sing from every corner of the reedbeds. Damselflies and dragonflies peak in numbers providing prey for dashing hobbies. Swifts, swallows and sand martins fill the skies once more. Male reed buntings with black crowns are at their most obvious.

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