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Byron's Pool
LNR Type: Urban Fringe
County: Cambridgeshire
Natural England
Regional Team:
East of England
Year of Declaration: 2005
Declaring Authority: Cambridge City Council
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Grid Reference: TL 461 542 N 254 730
Location: Trumpington, Cambridge. CB3 9ND
Owned by: Cambridge City Council
Managed by: Cambridge City Council and City Greenways Project
Link to site map: Click here to open the site map from the MAGIC web site.
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.
Visitor facilities: 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 (Events page)
Contacts for further information and how to get involved: The Wildlife Trust
Iain Webb, City Greenspace Project Officer,
Tel 01954 713
or try
Cambridge City Council.
Ellis Selway, Community Reserves Officer,
Tel 01233 457367 or 07919 572504
General enquiries
Tel 01223 457000
Website address and other links:
alternatively try and search Local Nature Reserve

Last updated 20/02/13
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