I walked this, the first stage of the Great Ouse cut-off channel expedition, in May 2012.
It was an overcast day with a slight hint of rain in the air. I set off along the cut-off channel and soon came across a group of horses grazing by the riverside.
One of the horses waded out a little way to drink from the river and nibble on some tasty aquatic plant life.
At Denver Sluice the channel takes a turn to the east and rows of trees start to appear on the banks.
I climbed up the bank and enjoyed strolling under a canopy of leaves and branches, it felt as if I were walking along a lush green corridor.
You know what? There was no litter, anywhere at all. I love it when I find a path that is either hardly used or if used then the walkers are nice tidy types. The bank and riverside were a joy to walk along and would make a good location for a spot of subtle wild camping.
I eventually reached the A10 crossing. I crossed the channel and started on the return leg. Once more I walked along gorgeous green corridors and caught sight of scurrying rabbits and flittering birds.
The horses were still enjoying their extended lunch.
I arrived back at Downham Market and hopped on the train back to Ely. A fine walk and great day out.