The Fleam Dyke Footpath
The footpath runs through varied scenery, starting at Fulbourn Nature Reserve, and passes through areas of scrub, the distinctive chalk grassland of the Dyke, Beech and Silver Birch woodland, and arable farmland on the stretch before Balsham. Fleam Dyke is one of several Anglo-Saxon defensive earthworks in South Cambridgeshire. The rare chalk grassland habitat on Fleam Dyke has been developed over hundreds of years since early man cleared trees and bushes and kept sheep. The walk offers various plants, shrubs and trees, butterflies and other insects that are attracted to the chalk grassland habitats.
Parking: Stonebridge Lane in Fulbourn, some spaces.
Start Nat GR GR TL 527 555 (Fulbourn).
End Nat GR GR TL 590 513 (Balsham).
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VenueThe Fleam Dyke Footpath
Stonebridge Lane, Fulbourn, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB21 5BW
Map reference: TL 525556 Lat: 52.17757 Long: 0.22890