We have had a walk pinned to our notice board in the kitchen for ages now- the walk being a nice ramble around Devil’s Dyke in Cambridgeshire, and this weekend we finally managed to check it off the walks to do list..
We arrived at the start of Devil’s Dyke in Reach around midday, and poor Keith had a tight bit of manoeuvring to get Bluebell into the small car park. After a twenty point turn, and a team effort – him steering, me guiding and Jazz being generally nosey out the back window, we were in, our walking boots were on and we were off on our eagerly anticipated trot.
It was a nice fresh day and it was good to see lots of people out and about enjoying the fresh air and beautiful views. We walked for nearly 6 miles, half of which was on the dyke itself- Devil’s Dyke is one of the finest remaining Anglo Saxon earthworks in the country, and is remarkably high!
We passed through two very pretty villages Reach and Swaffham Priory- home to two windmills and two churches! Not bad for a tiny little village!!
Once we’d finished our walk we headed off to our campsite for the night – we did debate wild camping, but as we only had the one night we wanted to be able to fully recharge our batteries and felt that the best way to do this was on a site, so we booked a night at The Missing Sock campsite. On arrival we filled with water, found our pitch and had a quick chat with the owner. We were very intrigued to nip for a pint later to see what the place was like inside- you know us, usually so reluctant to have a beer… Haha
We settled in for an afternoon nap which was Fab!! How I miss having an afternoon nap in our normal life! We woke feeling refreshed and decided it was time to try a beer out, so went to have a nosey. The bar was really funky, we loved the decor, it had a very worldy theme
The menu looked interesting with food such as kangaroo burgers and things on! Otherwise though, it seemed a bit pretentious and we felt a bit out of place rolling in from the camping field!
After a rather strong pint of German lager we stumbled back to bluebell and I knocked up a delicious carbanara – I got the recipe from an app called Meals4wheels, an app designed for couples in campervans! It was yummy!
After a very quiet nights sleep (which we were relieved about as the site was very close to the A14) we awoke to a glorious day!
We quickly decided on relaxing walk around Wicken Fen then a drive to Ely to have a wander along the riverfront. We enjoyed the walk at Wicken Fen and spent some time watching the deer feed. It was everso busy there! We headed over to Ely once we had finished our walk and found a cracking free spot to park. It was listed on the wild camping website and was a lovely quiet road overlooking the river and marina. We had a bite to eat, watched the world go by and had a wander round the historic streets of Ely. We managed to have a quick look inside the cathedral and were blown away by how grand it was. The symmetries inside were amazing.
We reluctantly headed homewards about 3ish as Keith has a rehearsal tonight, but once again, we had a flipping awesome weekend and can’t wait to point Bluebell in the direction of the Cotswolds on Wednesday!