When back in Cambridgeshire, Charlie’s parents took us on a little road trip to the lowest point in Britain, Holme Fen. It was fun driving through the flattest part of the country, through the scenic Cambridgeshire countryside, up and down the bumpy road soon enough we reached Holme Woods, the most westerly end of East Anglia fens.
Holme Fen, the lowest point in Britain
As soon as I got the chance to pose for a picture next to the pole that marked the lowest point in Britain – 2.75 meters below sea level, it started pouring. Of course, my luck! But never mind the rain, I still got to pose quickly.
Ramsey – shelter from the rain
To escape the rain we got back into the car and drove for some lunch to the nearest little market town Ramsey in the historic County of Huntingdonshire. That’s what I love about travels, you never know where you going to end up, I’ve never even heard of Ramsey town before, it was so pretty!
Back in the Holme Fen and the silver birch woodland
Once the rain stopped and the clouds shifted, we decided to go back to the woods and have a proper look around. It was so refreshing to walk through the lush green carpet of moss, breath in fresh air, watch and listen to the birds. The place is really picturesque. The blue skies provided such a nice backdrop for the tall silver birch trees.
There’s a lot to see and explore in the woods actually. We bird watched for a bit and then explored the plants. The paths are clear in the wood so don’t worry about getting lost, just enjoy the stroll. If I lived closer, I would be coming here more often.
Such a great escape from London. If you find yourselves nearby, pop in, it’s lovely here.
Have you been to Holme Fen? Let me know in the comments below…