The Ouse Valley Way

Houghton Lock


A footpath runs through the valley of the river Great Ouse from St Neots, through many small villages, Godmanchester, Houghton, St Ives, Holywell and down to Earith. On the way one passes through many picturesque and historical villages as well as many conservation and nature areas rich in natural flora and fauna.

Along the way are several locks, and the river becomes very busy with leisure cruisers in the summer. The picture is of Houghton lock with Hemingford meadow on the left.

Copyright 2003 David Bartlett