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Byron's Pool and Trumpington Meadows

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Byron's Pool is so named because the poet is supposed to have gone swimming here.

It's now a local nature reserve with a path through the wood and alongside the river.

There's convenient car parking, and we find it handy as a place for one person to walk the dog while the other stocks up on groceries at the Waitrose in Trumpington.

There's an easy-to-miss turning off the road between Grantchester and Trumpington, though there is a signpost.

UPDATE: With the development of the new 'Trumpington Meadows' housing estate near the Park & Ride, the meadows themselves between the houses and Byron's Pool have been opened up, with paths, new trees, a small lake. It's now one of the nicest places in the area for dog-walking, in my opinion.