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Barnwell East local nature reserve provides excellent walking throughout the year
The reserve contains ponds, grassland and scrub forming habitat for birds, insects like butterflies and aquatic life. Newts and frogs can be found in the pond along with dragonflies and damselflies.
Fulbourn Fen is a 27.3 hectare biological Site of Special Scientific Interest east of Fulbourn, Cambridgeshire. It is privately owned and managed by the Wildlife Trust for Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Northamptonshire
Surrounded by busy streets and the Cam, Logan's Meadows is a perfect spot for a stroll or quiet break overlooking the river. It is a haven for wildlife.
The name Nine Wells refers to the number of chalk springs that act as the source for the waterway, Hobson's Conduit. The reserve is a mix of woodland, scrub and water.
Close to the River Cam and near the older part of Cambridge, Paradise has a range of habitats including woodland, marshes and the river itself.
Wandlebury Country Park and Nature Reserve, in the suburbs, encompasses more than 40 hectares / 100 acres. This historic parkland features numerous nature trails, wild flower meadows, large trees and shrubs, seating areas, large expanses of grass and scenic views
Hosting a variety of wild flowers in the warmer months, the West Pit varies slightly from Lime Kiln and East Pit reserve in that it is greener with more mature trees.
One of Cambridge University’s most famous traditions is May Week, which actually takes place in early June. Heralding the end of the academic year, it’s a time when students enjoy lavish balls and garden parties before dispersing for the summer.