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Swaffham Prior & Devil's Dyke from Reach
Introduction to Walk 3569

Photo from the walk - Swaffham Prior & Devil's Dyke from Reach

County/Area - Cambridgeshire

Author - Lou Johnson

Length - 6.6 miles / 10.7 km

Ascent - 200 feet / 61 metres

Time - 3 hours 30 minutes

Grade - easy/mod

This Cambridgeshire walk starts from the village of Reach and crosses the fens to Swaffham Prior. This village has much to offer with some interesting churches a restored operational windmill and a variety of places to stop for refreshments. The return route follows the Devil's Dyke or Ditch, a 6th century defensive structure that rises to about 8 metres high. A GPS File is available for download (see walk description).

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