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CTC Cambridge
Route
Route  

Ely circuit clockwise via Upware (76km) (47mi)

Start: Brookside
Author: Rupert

A clockwise route to Ely heading out via Cottenham and Coveney and returning via Upware. There are great views of Ely cathedral from the higher ground at Coveney.

This route has two off-road sections - the Cam towpath out of Cambridge and the riverside path out of Ely. Both sections have reasonable surfaces when dry but get puddles after heavy rain. The route avoids the narrow section of NCN51 in Ely and also avoids the tricky footbridge with steep steps on Lodes Way.

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This route is in the route collection Alternative routes to Ely
Issues on this route:
(4km) (3mi) Unsurfaced  Cam towpath between Chisholm Trail and Baits Bite lock
(7km) (4mi) Narrow Unsurfaced  Cam towpath between Baits Bite lock and Waterbeach
(43km) (27mi) Narrow Unsurfaced  Path between Barway and Ely (2/2)
(46km) (28mi) Narrow Unsurfaced  Path between Barway and Ely (1/2)
Elevation gained: 235m over 76km 47mi.
Steepness:
Distance covered at each grade:
<1%: 74km/46mi
1%-3%: 1.9km/1.2mi
3%-6%: 0.44km/0.27mi
This route passes through Cambridge (0km/0mi), Fen Ditton (5km/3mi), Cambridge (6km/4mi), Horningsea (8km/5mi), Clayhithe (10km/6mi), Waterbeach (10km/6mi), Landbeach (13km/8mi), Cottenham (16km/10mi), Wilburton (25km/16mi), Wentworth (31km/19mi), Coveney (35km/22mi), Ely (40km/25mi), Barway (47km/29mi), Upware (56km/35mi), River Bank (57km/36mi), Lode (65km/40mi), Stow cum Quy (68km/42mi), Quy Waters (71km/44mi), Cambridge (71km/44mi), Fen Ditton (73km/46mi) and Cambridge (74km/46mi).
This route passes within about 1kmhalf a mile of the following possible refreshment stops: Horningsea, Scotsdales Garden Centre (7km/4mi), Cottenham, Community Centre (16km/10mi) and Lode, Anglesey Abbey (65km/41mi).

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