The Hereward Line

Ely to Peterborough

Peterborough Cathedral

For Manea, March and Whittlesea

You can see for miles across wide-open Fen and marvel at the vast East Anglian skies along this line, as you follow in the footsteps of Anglo-Saxon hero and legend, Hereward the Wake, who set out from Ely to Peterborough to achieve one of his greatest victories – the plunder of Peterborough Abbey. The line is graced with two beautiful cathedrals at each end – Ely and Peterborough, and in between, historic market towns and villages each with their own attractions provide access to nature reserves, cycling routes and traditional festivals, as well as fishing, narrow boating, sky diving and freshwater swimming.