Byron's Pool
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Greg
Cambridge, UK5,236 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 • Solo
Now a much larger and developed area - with fields stretching to reach Trumpington Meadows settlement and further man-made lakes - Byron’s Pool is a nature reserve ideal for year-round walks. Named after Lord Byron who formally swam here, the woodland area is perfect for dogs who are allowed off-lead to roam. The ‘newer’ land is set away from the trees and backs on to the new build developments. The M11 can be seen in the distance but is far enough away not to worry about proximity. We’ve enjoyed many walks here and have thoroughly enjoyed walking and meeting dogs. There are small piers facing the weir and a small car park area off of Grantchester Road, but can get busy during sunnier and warmer months.
Written April 26, 2019
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seattaxi
Cambridge, UK1,228 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
A superb place for a walk. I went with my daughter and our dog for a leisurely stroll by the river. We all enjoyed the trip. The woods are very peaceful and quiet.

There is a small car park off Granchester road which usually has spaces.
Written September 5, 2019
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123_Sussex_UK
Horsham, UK1,005 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019 • Couples
I am sure we did not explore the whole area but the bit we found was nice. We followed the brown road signs and found ourselves in a new housing estate. In it you'll find a bit of free parking and then you can walk across to the meadows. Some seats dotted around the pools etc. It's a bit of peace away from the hustle and bustle.

It is all level so you could push a wheelchair around. We did not see any toilet facilities but then we did not use the official car park.
Written April 20, 2019
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rachel1234725
Newmarket, UK51 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2020
Although quite a nice short walk through woods the noise of the M11 was very intrusive. Byron’s pool itself was very disappointing given the amount of concrete and metal barriers. The place sounds a lot more romantic than actual reality. Much better to walk along the river Cam towards Cambridge from Granchester
Written September 26, 2020
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Christopher H
34 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2018 • Couples
We spent a very pleasant morning, walking quietly in the woodland and meadows, saying hello to a few dog-walkers and others. We saw ducks and moorhens, a kingfisher, lots of dragonflies and demoiselles.
Written July 28, 2018
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seattaxi
Cambridge, UK1,228 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2018 • Solo
Byrons pool is a nature reserve and wooded walk along the river Cam located off the road from Trumpington to Granchester. Its name comes from the "fact" that Byron used to swim there.

It is a pleasant walk, and it now backs onto the Trumpington Meadows nature reserve, which is mainly wild grass and shrubs. It is a pleasant and cool place to while away an hour or so.

There is a small car park and some picnic tables too.
Written May 24, 2018
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AB
59 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2023 • Solo
A beautiful nature reserve. Shame that fishing is allowed as its not pleasant for fish. Can get muddy so bring boots.
Written November 1, 2023
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