Cambridgeshire Lodes

Photo: Bridge over Soham Lode by James Yardley

(Improved river navigations controlled by the EA. Line of canal in various ownerships)

Swaffham Bulbeck, Cottenham, Bottisham and Soham Lodes have all been identified as practical restoration projects and would extend the cruising range with interesting new destinations at the southern end of the Great Ouse.  The most straightforward restoration is probably Swaffham Bulbeck Lode, which has been assessed by both Great Ouse Boating Association and East Anglian Waterways Association.  Parts of both Soham and Bottisham Lodes are already navigable for smaller craft.



IWA Branches

Great Ouse

Restoration Organisation

Great Ouse Boating Association
East Anglian Waterways Association


See the Cambridgeshire Lodes Map

See also:

Current restoration
Proposed restoration
Technical Documents

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