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“Scenic and moody”
Review of Nene Washes

Nene Washes
Peterborough, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
121 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“Scenic and moody”
Reviewed 8 March 2014

The area is flooded at present so the landscape is like the old fashioned wash it was. There is a lot of wildfowl and it looks bleak and wild. Worth seeing now and then again in summer with all the reeds and grasses at their height.

Visited March 2014
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Thank Lesley J
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English first
Peterborough, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
71 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Part of the Nene Way”
Reviewed 27 March 2013

You can follow the embakment down from Peterborough. This is the Nene Way. The washes run from the Millenium Bridge all the way to Guyhirn. You can walk the river bank. It is tidal beyond the sluice, but the road is liable to flooding above the gates, and you will have to walk along the top of the dyke - shame that someone chose to put gates across the walk up there a few years ago (you can walk around them - just). If you want to follow the rest of the Way though, you have to walk across the road bridge and towards Whittlesey, and about a mile along normal residential streets until you get out past the small ancient wood (SSSI) and over the style back up onto the bank again.
You will also cross the Morton's Leam bridge - this is also a site of special diversity (and you can in Summer walk along it a little way)
I believe that the washes east of Dog In a Doublet are called the March levels (even though they are 6 miles from March) and are a protected Ramsar site. Not only a great variety of birds , but a lot of swans too.

Visited March 2013
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Leicester, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
278 reviews
92 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
“great place for birdwatching”
Reviewed 2 September 2012

a great place to go birdwatching at local reserve, which has several hides overlooking the washes. Can be difficult to get to if roads are flooded

Visited May 2012
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Thank Tallsally2323
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Cambridgeshire
Level 6 Contributor
397 reviews
169 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 159 helpful votes
“Great for bird watching”
Reviewed 5 August 2012

This is a lovely area for a walk or to see wildlife. A wide range of birds so binoculars and a guide are handy. Not too busy. Quite close to the city.

Visited July 2012
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Thank Fenlandier
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