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Sightseeing
Isleham Priory Church
Saint Andrew's Church
The River Lark is just a short walk from Sandpiper Lakeside Lodge and offers a picturesque route for stroll long or short. Isleham to Prickwillow: This stretch of the river heads north from Isleham Marina for almost 4 miles (6.4km) along an artificial cut, which is believed to have been constructed by the Romans several hundred years ago. Along the route there are a number of pumping stations, including the Lark Engine, which has been the main outlet for the drainage of the southern part of Burnt Fen since the mid-19th Century. Much of the land in this area has suffered shrinkage over the years, and this is particularly demonstrated when you reach Prickwillow vicarage, where the now visible ground floor rooms were originally the cellars, and where two steps previously led to the front door, now there are nine. Prickwillow is home to the Museum of Fen Pumping Engines (for more detail please see Prickwillow Engine Museum in the Local Activities Section), itself once a working pumping station now home to several engines which were used in the draining of the Fens. If you wish to continue your stroll, you can continue on from Prickwillow for a further 2 miles (3.3km) to reach the River Great Ouse. Isleham to Judes Ferry: This strech heading South from Isleham Marina for approximately 2 miles (3.3km) includes several pill-boxes constructed during World War II to defend against invasion. Along this section is also the location of a memorial to the famous Baptist preacher Charles Spurgeon who was baptised in the river on the 3 May 1850. A simple stone memorial marks this spot (E: 52.352344, N: 0.435055 or OS Map: TL 660 755), however it is located on private land and therefore not accessible, but visible from the north bank of the river. A chain ferry once crossed the river at this point, and this along with another near the weir were used for public baptisms through until 1970. Both routes on the river are also great for bird watching.
River Lark
The River Lark is just a short walk from Sandpiper Lakeside Lodge and offers a picturesque route for stroll long or short. Isleham to Prickwillow: This stretch of the river heads north from Isleham Marina for almost 4 miles (6.4km) along an artificial cut, which is believed to have been constructed by the Romans several hundred years ago. Along the route there are a number of pumping stations, including the Lark Engine, which has been the main outlet for the drainage of the southern part of Burnt Fen since the mid-19th Century. Much of the land in this area has suffered shrinkage over the years, and this is particularly demonstrated when you reach Prickwillow vicarage, where the now visible ground floor rooms were originally the cellars, and where two steps previously led to the front door, now there are nine. Prickwillow is home to the Museum of Fen Pumping Engines (for more detail please see Prickwillow Engine Museum in the Local Activities Section), itself once a working pumping station now home to several engines which were used in the draining of the Fens. If you wish to continue your stroll, you can continue on from Prickwillow for a further 2 miles (3.3km) to reach the River Great Ouse. Isleham to Judes Ferry: This strech heading South from Isleham Marina for approximately 2 miles (3.3km) includes several pill-boxes constructed during World War II to defend against invasion. Along this section is also the location of a memorial to the famous Baptist preacher Charles Spurgeon who was baptised in the river on the 3 May 1850. A simple stone memorial marks this spot (E: 52.352344, N: 0.435055 or OS Map: TL 660 755), however it is located on private land and therefore not accessible, but visible from the north bank of the river. A chain ferry once crossed the river at this point, and this along with another near the weir were used for public baptisms through until 1970. Both routes on the river are also great for bird watching.
Ely Cathedral is its most well known attraction, also known as "The Ship of the Fens", and popular with tourists locally and internationally, there is a small fee for entry which include a free tour of the ground floor (subject to availability). For an additional charge it is also possible to join a tour of one of Ely Cathedrals two towers, and visit the National Stained Glass Museum which is housed within the Cathedral. The Cathedral dates back to the 11th century, and as such there are occassional periods when it may need to close areas for maintenance or restoration. There are also occassions when entry may need to be limited due to special services, events, or filming. We recommend that you check the Cathedral website (https://www.elycathedral.org/visit/cathedral-closures) or call (01353 660344) in advance to avoid disappointment. Opening Times: Summer: 7am-6:30pm Daily Winter: 7am-6:30pm (Monday-Saturday), 7am-5:30pm (Sunday) Location: Ely Cathedral, Ely, CB7 4DL
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Ely Cathedral
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Ely Cathedral is its most well known attraction, also known as "The Ship of the Fens", and popular with tourists locally and internationally, there is a small fee for entry which include a free tour of the ground floor (subject to availability). For an additional charge it is also possible to join a tour of one of Ely Cathedrals two towers, and visit the National Stained Glass Museum which is housed within the Cathedral. The Cathedral dates back to the 11th century, and as such there are occassional periods when it may need to close areas for maintenance or restoration. There are also occassions when entry may need to be limited due to special services, events, or filming. We recommend that you check the Cathedral website (https://www.elycathedral.org/visit/cathedral-closures) or call (01353 660344) in advance to avoid disappointment. Opening Times: Summer: 7am-6:30pm Daily Winter: 7am-6:30pm (Monday-Saturday), 7am-5:30pm (Sunday) Location: Ely Cathedral, Ely, CB7 4DL
Neighbourhoods
A 15 minute walk from Sandpiper Lakeside Lodge, the small village of Isleham is located in the South-East of Cambridgeshire and the area known as the Fens. The boundaries of the village are formed by the Crooked Ditch (or Crooked Drain) to the West, the Lea Brook to the East and the River Lark to the North. Isleham is twinned with 3 international villages: Nesles in France; Magdala in Germany; and Maltov in Russia. It's name is reported to have come from the ancient Anglo-Saxon 'Gísla hám', meaning "the home of the hostages". The area is famous for the 'Isleham Hoard', more than 6500 pieces of bronze dating from the late Bronze Age were discovered in 1959 by brothers William 'Bill' Houghton and his brother, Arthur Houghton. It is the largest Bronze Age hoard ever discovered in England and thought to be one of the finest. It consists in particular of swords, spear-heads, arrows, axes, palstaves, knives, daggers, armour, and decorative equipment (in particular for horses) all dating from the Wilburton-Wallington Phase of the late Bronze age (c. 1000 BC). The greater part of these objects have been entrusted to St Edmundsbury Borough Council Heritage Service, and some are on display at West Stow Anglo-Saxon Village outside Bury St Edmunds, whilst other items are held by the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology at the University of Cambridge. But the town also has more recently cultural heritage - In 2015, the British Hip-Hop MC Dirty Dike released his fourth-album including the track 'Isleham Swamp'. The people in the know report that the track makes the listener want to experience the beauty of the Fens. Dirty Dike makes reference to Cambridgeshire and the Fens in several of his other tracks.
Isleham
A 15 minute walk from Sandpiper Lakeside Lodge, the small village of Isleham is located in the South-East of Cambridgeshire and the area known as the Fens. The boundaries of the village are formed by the Crooked Ditch (or Crooked Drain) to the West, the Lea Brook to the East and the River Lark to the North. Isleham is twinned with 3 international villages: Nesles in France; Magdala in Germany; and Maltov in Russia. It's name is reported to have come from the ancient Anglo-Saxon 'Gísla hám', meaning "the home of the hostages". The area is famous for the 'Isleham Hoard', more than 6500 pieces of bronze dating from the late Bronze Age were discovered in 1959 by brothers William 'Bill' Houghton and his brother, Arthur Houghton. It is the largest Bronze Age hoard ever discovered in England and thought to be one of the finest. It consists in particular of swords, spear-heads, arrows, axes, palstaves, knives, daggers, armour, and decorative equipment (in particular for horses) all dating from the Wilburton-Wallington Phase of the late Bronze age (c. 1000 BC). The greater part of these objects have been entrusted to St Edmundsbury Borough Council Heritage Service, and some are on display at West Stow Anglo-Saxon Village outside Bury St Edmunds, whilst other items are held by the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology at the University of Cambridge. But the town also has more recently cultural heritage - In 2015, the British Hip-Hop MC Dirty Dike released his fourth-album including the track 'Isleham Swamp'. The people in the know report that the track makes the listener want to experience the beauty of the Fens. Dirty Dike makes reference to Cambridgeshire and the Fens in several of his other tracks.
Within easy reach of Sandpiper Lakeside Ledge, Newmarket is approximately 6 miles away travelling on the A142. Newmarket is famous for the race course and is just one of the local attactions, with many events taking place throughout the year - Not just horse racing, but also music events and concerts. Newmarket also offers a good shopping experience with the traditional High Street and also "The Guineas" an indoor shopping centre with a good selection of the usual stores. There are two main Pay and Display Car Parks near the shopping centre and High Street, and a Waitrose Supermarket. On the approach to Newmarket are is also a small out of town shopping centre, Studlands Road Retail Park, including a Pets at Home, Asda, Halfords and a Homebase. Just beyond these is a Tesco which also has a Petrol Station and Cash Machine.
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Newmarket
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Within easy reach of Sandpiper Lakeside Ledge, Newmarket is approximately 6 miles away travelling on the A142. Newmarket is famous for the race course and is just one of the local attactions, with many events taking place throughout the year - Not just horse racing, but also music events and concerts. Newmarket also offers a good shopping experience with the traditional High Street and also "The Guineas" an indoor shopping centre with a good selection of the usual stores. There are two main Pay and Display Car Parks near the shopping centre and High Street, and a Waitrose Supermarket. On the approach to Newmarket are is also a small out of town shopping centre, Studlands Road Retail Park, including a Pets at Home, Asda, Halfords and a Homebase. Just beyond these is a Tesco which also has a Petrol Station and Cash Machine.
Bury St. Edmunds is approximately 20 miles and a 30 minute drive along the A14 from Sandpiper Lakeside Lodge. Bury St. Edmunds has a mixture of new, modern shops, architecture and a quaint village market square. The twice weekly market, Wednesday & Saturday (8am-4pm) offers lots of fresh local produce and crafts. Whilst the new "Arc" Outlet Centre has a number of wellnown stores and department stores as well as smaller independent shops. There are also a number of restaurants to cater for all tastes as well cafes and bars.
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Bury St Edmunds
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Bury St. Edmunds is approximately 20 miles and a 30 minute drive along the A14 from Sandpiper Lakeside Lodge. Bury St. Edmunds has a mixture of new, modern shops, architecture and a quaint village market square. The twice weekly market, Wednesday & Saturday (8am-4pm) offers lots of fresh local produce and crafts. Whilst the new "Arc" Outlet Centre has a number of wellnown stores and department stores as well as smaller independent shops. There are also a number of restaurants to cater for all tastes as well cafes and bars.
Ely is just a short drive from Sandpiper Lakeside Lodge, approximately 20 minutes, by car. Ely Cathedral is its most well known attraction, also known as "The Ship of the Fens", and popular with tourists locally and internationally, there is a small fee for entry which include a free tour of the ground floor (subject to availability). We suggest you check our dedicated guide about Ely Cathedral for more information.
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Ely
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Ely is just a short drive from Sandpiper Lakeside Lodge, approximately 20 minutes, by car. Ely Cathedral is its most well known attraction, also known as "The Ship of the Fens", and popular with tourists locally and internationally, there is a small fee for entry which include a free tour of the ground floor (subject to availability). We suggest you check our dedicated guide about Ely Cathedral for more information.
Dave's Isleham Fishing Guide
An assortment of hints, tips and information from our resident fishing expert....we don't actually know for how much he really knows about this fishing lark - but he doesn't half carp on about it enough!!
The Fishermans Guide:
Isleham Marina
The Fishermans Guide:
River Lark
More fishing bumph
Fen Bank
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Dave's Top 3 Catches:
Isleham Marina
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Local Activities
Dog Track? [Any advice on this?]
Mildenhall Stadium
Dog Track? [Any advice on this?]
Lidgate Farm offers a local opportunity guests to pick your own seasonal fruit. Seasonal Opening Only (Early June - Late July): Monday to Friday 10am to 7pm, Saturday and Sunday 9am to 5pm Picking Seasons (may vary depending on season): Strawberries: June 4 to July 20 Raspberries: July 10 to July 30 Blackcurrants: July Location: Prickwillow Road, Isleham, CB7 5RG
Lidgate Farm
Lidgate Farm offers a local opportunity guests to pick your own seasonal fruit. Seasonal Opening Only (Early June - Late July): Monday to Friday 10am to 7pm, Saturday and Sunday 9am to 5pm Picking Seasons (may vary depending on season): Strawberries: June 4 to July 20 Raspberries: July 10 to July 30 Blackcurrants: July Location: Prickwillow Road, Isleham, CB7 5RG
Prickwillow Engine Museum
Sadly it sometimes rains or is a little bit cold for outdoor activities during your stay at Sandpiper Lakeside Lodge. For moments like these, Bury Bowl is just a 30 minute drive away and offers 12 lanes, a cafe and sports bar.
Bury Bowl
Sadly it sometimes rains or is a little bit cold for outdoor activities during your stay at Sandpiper Lakeside Lodge. For moments like these, Bury Bowl is just a 30 minute drive away and offers 12 lanes, a cafe and sports bar.
For the occasions when the sun isn't shinning at Sandpiper Lakeside Lodge - CurveMotion in Bury St. Edmunds is an indoor interactive venue offering a variety of activities for families. Activities include, roller skating, soft play, mega slides. They also cater for parties and have a cafe onsite serving food, snacks and drinks. Location: Lark Valley Business Park, Lamdin Road, Bury St Edmunds, IP32 6LJ
CurveMotion
For the occasions when the sun isn't shinning at Sandpiper Lakeside Lodge - CurveMotion in Bury St. Edmunds is an indoor interactive venue offering a variety of activities for families. Activities include, roller skating, soft play, mega slides. They also cater for parties and have a cafe onsite serving food, snacks and drinks. Location: Lark Valley Business Park, Lamdin Road, Bury St Edmunds, IP32 6LJ
General Market: Ely Market hosts a general market every Thursday and the 1st, 3rd and 5th Saturday of each Month. Farmers Market: Ely Market hosts a Famers Market on the 2nd and 4th Saturday of each month, offering a variety of local fresh produce. Flower, Food and Craft Market: The last Sunday of each month.
Ely Market
General Market: Ely Market hosts a general market every Thursday and the 1st, 3rd and 5th Saturday of each Month. Farmers Market: Ely Market hosts a Famers Market on the 2nd and 4th Saturday of each month, offering a variety of local fresh produce. Flower, Food and Craft Market: The last Sunday of each month.
Food scene
The Griffin is one of three pubs in Isleham that we would recommend. Owned by Mike and Gina the Griffin is open everyday from noon. Food service: Lunch - 12pm - 2pm Dinner - 6pm - 9pm Hot and cold beverages available, and occasional live bands (see board for upcoming events). Location: 11 Church Street, Isleham, CB7 5RX Tel: 01638 780447
The Griffin
11 Church St
The Griffin is one of three pubs in Isleham that we would recommend. Owned by Mike and Gina the Griffin is open everyday from noon. Food service: Lunch - 12pm - 2pm Dinner - 6pm - 9pm Hot and cold beverages available, and occasional live bands (see board for upcoming events). Location: 11 Church Street, Isleham, CB7 5RX Tel: 01638 780447
The Rising Sun is one of three great pubs in Isleham popular with locals and visitors. The Rising Sun owned by Claire and Patrick is good for those who enjoy live bands and quizzes (see notice board for further information) as well as good food. Opening Times: Monday - 7pm - 11pm Tuesday - 12pm - 3pm & 7pm - 11pm Wednesday - 12pm - 3pm & 7pm - 11pm Thursday - 12pm - 3pm & 7pm - 11pm Friday - 12pm - Midnight Saturday - 12pm - Midnight Sunday - 12pm - 10:30pm Food Service: Friday - 12pm-2pm & 7pm-9pm Saturday - 12pm-2pm & 7pm-9pm Sunday - Lunchtime Road (Booking Advisable) Location: 11 Sun Street, Isleham, CB7 5RT Tel: 01638 780471
The Rising Sun
11 Sun Street
The Rising Sun is one of three great pubs in Isleham popular with locals and visitors. The Rising Sun owned by Claire and Patrick is good for those who enjoy live bands and quizzes (see notice board for further information) as well as good food. Opening Times: Monday - 7pm - 11pm Tuesday - 12pm - 3pm & 7pm - 11pm Wednesday - 12pm - 3pm & 7pm - 11pm Thursday - 12pm - 3pm & 7pm - 11pm Friday - 12pm - Midnight Saturday - 12pm - Midnight Sunday - 12pm - 10:30pm Food Service: Friday - 12pm-2pm & 7pm-9pm Saturday - 12pm-2pm & 7pm-9pm Sunday - Lunchtime Road (Booking Advisable) Location: 11 Sun Street, Isleham, CB7 5RT Tel: 01638 780471
The Merry Molk is the Third Pub in Isleham we can recommend to guests, with a more Restaurant, come bar, come Gastropub vibe than The Rising Sun or The Griffin. The Merry Monk has a wide and varies menu off approximately 35 dishes from steak, pasta, Indian, fish, meat and vegetarian options. Bookings can be made online at www.merry-monk.co.uk, and booking is strongly recommended for groups of 6 or more. Opening Times: Daily - 12pm-7pm No Food Service on Mondays. Location: 30 West Street, Isleham, CB7 5SB
The Merry Monk
30 West St
The Merry Molk is the Third Pub in Isleham we can recommend to guests, with a more Restaurant, come bar, come Gastropub vibe than The Rising Sun or The Griffin. The Merry Monk has a wide and varies menu off approximately 35 dishes from steak, pasta, Indian, fish, meat and vegetarian options. Bookings can be made online at www.merry-monk.co.uk, and booking is strongly recommended for groups of 6 or more. Opening Times: Daily - 12pm-7pm No Food Service on Mondays. Location: 30 West Street, Isleham, CB7 5SB
For guests who prefer to cook for themselves you please consider local family run Fenrose Farm. Their farm shop sells Home produced British Beef, Pork and Bacon as well as locally produced Free-Range Eggs, Chicken and locally grown vegetables. Opening Times (may vary seasonally): Monday - CLOSED Tuesday - 3pm-5:30pm Wednesday - CLOSED Thursday - 3pm-5:30pm Friday - 3pm-5:30pm Saturday - 10am-4pm Sunday - 10am-12pm Location: 1 Fen Bank, Isleham, CB7 5SL Tel: 016138 780994 Email: info@thompsonfarmisleham.co.uk
Fenrose Farm
For guests who prefer to cook for themselves you please consider local family run Fenrose Farm. Their farm shop sells Home produced British Beef, Pork and Bacon as well as locally produced Free-Range Eggs, Chicken and locally grown vegetables. Opening Times (may vary seasonally): Monday - CLOSED Tuesday - 3pm-5:30pm Wednesday - CLOSED Thursday - 3pm-5:30pm Friday - 3pm-5:30pm Saturday - 10am-4pm Sunday - 10am-12pm Location: 1 Fen Bank, Isleham, CB7 5SL Tel: 016138 780994 Email: info@thompsonfarmisleham.co.uk
Essentials
Open 7 days a week: 8am - 10pm Location: 2 West Street, Isleham, CB7 5SB
Co-op Food - Isleham
2 West St
Open 7 days a week: 8am - 10pm Location: 2 West Street, Isleham, CB7 5SB
Open: Monday-Thursday: 9am-11:30am Closed: Friday - Sunday Location: St Andrews Social Centre, Church Street, Isleham, Ely, Cambridgeshire, CB7 5RX
Isleham Post Office
11 Church Street
Open: Monday-Thursday: 9am-11:30am Closed: Friday - Sunday Location: St Andrews Social Centre, Church Street, Isleham, Ely, Cambridgeshire, CB7 5RX

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Isleham Lime Kilns
If you visit our nearby village of Isleham you might miss these well preserved remains of a thriving clunch quarrying industry which existed in the village in the mid-1800s. Built around 1860, these three kilns with the fire hearths inside are still visible. The clunch rubble was loaded in through the circular openings at the top after being carted up the ramp and the fires were fuelled with coal - with quicklime raked out from the bottom as the final product. Work at Isleham Lime Kilns ended around 1935, they now have listed status and may still house the occasional bat!