More reports from the tourist honeypots of South Cambridgeshire, which is surely at the top of your list for a UK holiday after 4 July.
But Quy would you come here ?*
In the 50s, for nudist swims, allegedly. My Mum and Dad knew nothing of that.
And clearly we’ve moved on since those enlightened times.
Good for cow spotting though.
And some well defined footpaths through the wheat at dusk.
You can enter the Quy walks from several points, including the famous tunnel under the A14 which only lacks art.
James recognised the cornfields as the ones used in the “Naughty Theresa May” video. I took a video of my own.
Not much to say about the old farm tracks leading to the dismantled railway line, with a reopening date for the Lido some way off.
Three pubs AND a posh hotel with real ale for 544 retirees (mostly).
You could have guessed two of the beers on the bar at Quy Mill, default overnight choice for visiting NHS managers for 3 decades but oddly not on my list of “cheap B & B” that Tom wants to see.
The open/closed/open/closed/closed Wheatsheaf was the default option for gentlefolk carvery fans before it went Italian, to Mrs RM’s delight.
30 years ago the Prince Albert was the default village pub for guest beers with weird names like Adnams, before becoming the more traditional Missing Sock with Elgoods Bitter and a design last seen in my sister’s dolls house in 1976. Mrs RM likes it.
Which leaves the White Swan which is a pub worth travelling to from from Wokingham, let alone Waterbeach.
Just know your place, and stick to the footpaths that aren’t for locals, eh ?
*See the effort I put into these titles