River Nene - Nene Way and Hereward Way - PHOTOGRAPHER COMMENT
The owner of this canal boat kindly gave me permission to set the camera up on the roof so that I could get a good view along the River Nene in Peterborough. Image taken in June 2011.
River Nene - Nene Way and Hereward Way - FURTHER INFORMATION
River Nene - Nene Way and Hereward Way - Peterborough visitor guide showing a virtual tour of 'River Nene - Nene Way and Hereward Way' linked to an interactive map with local and travel information. 360° panoramas from Cambridgeshire.
Just east of Peterborough city center, the River Nene passes under the A1139 bridge and then divides into two, with one arm continuing east while the older (Black River) arm leads off a short distance south-east to a toll gate on a canal and a lock. A short distance down Black River are several boating basins and moorings alongside Riverside Mead and various desirable properties.
Nene Way and Hereward Way - Walking the FensAlongside the northern bank of the Nene is the Nene Way and part of the Hereward Way. The Nene Way and Hereward Way follow the same route for about 20 miles between Wansford, just west of Peterbough, and Whittlesey to the east.
The Nene Way runs for 110 miles, following the path of the River Nene from origin to mouth, and is way-marked on the route. As the Nene runs through Peterborough, this joins the same route as the Hereward Way described below.
The Hereward Way is a 103 mile long walking route across the Fens. Hereward way starts in Oakham, Rutland and ends at Harking Road Station in . It is broken into several sections; Oakham to Stamford (16 miles), Stamford to Peterborough (16 miles), Peterborough to March (20 miles), March to Ely (21 miles), Ely to Brandon (21 miles), Brandon to Harling Road (16 miles). At Knettishall Heath it joins the Viking Way with the Peddars Way.