THE  RIVER – History, Picture Gallery, Maps etc.

The Cam is a very small and short river compared to many others in the UK and Europe, however for its size it is pretty famous! The City of Cambridge would not have grown to exist in it’s modern form without it!

The River Cam is 96 miles (155km) in length and covers a catchment area of 428 square miles (1,110 square km) within the counties of Hertfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Essex.  The River Cam Valley extends from the headwaters of the Cam and its tributaries above Linton, Saffron Walden, Royston and Bourn, down to the confluence with the Old West River near Stretham, to become the River Great Ouse and then flows on downstream a further 30 miles (50km) to later discharge into The Wash at Kings Lynn and thus into the North Sea.  The river is managed by the Cam Conservators.

Cambridge City Centre - Kings Chapel and Clare College

The City of    ‘Cam’  ‘bridge’

Simply the best unique river boat trips on the River Cam, Cambridge and beyond !