|East of England
|Year of Declaration:
Cambridge City Council
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TL 461 542 N 254 730
||Trumpington, Cambridge. CB3 9ND
||Cambridge City Council
||Cambridge City Council and City Greenways Project
|Link to site map:
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|How to get there:
||Foot/cycle - entrance from car park off Grantchester Road.
Bus route Citi 7.
By road - from Trumpington take Grantchester Road towards Grantchester. Turn left just before river and cottages signposted to Byron's End.
||Main car park off Granchester Road.
Moderate wheelchair access.
Circular walk next to the River Cam.
|What to see:
||The site is named after Lord Byron who used to swim in the weir pool. Woodland site next to the River Cam. Site management includes gradually removing non-native species eg sycamore from the woodland. A number of small ponds are managed for amphibians.
Birds include kingfishers, grey wagtails, woodpeckers and little grebe. Other wildlife includes frogs, speckled wood butterflies, dragonflies and damselflies.
|Volunteer and 'Friends of' groups:
||Weekly Tuesday Volunteers Group working in partnership with the City Greenways Project Officer Iain Webb, a variety of tasks are carried out on a number of sites across the city.
A full programme can be obtained at www.wildlifebcnp.org/citygreenways.htm (Events page)
|Contacts for further information and how to get involved:
||The Wildlife Trust
Iain Webb, City Greenspace Project Officer,
Tel 01954 713
Cambridge City Council.
Ellis Selway, Community Reserves Officer,
Tel 01233 457367 or 07919 572504
Tel 01223 457000
|Website address and other links:
www.cambridge.gov.uk and search Local Nature Reserve
Last updated 20/02/13