Now you can sign up for Ouse Washes Experience free of charge

PUBLISHED: 07:52 09 March 2015

MP Stephen Barclay, Rotarian John Yates and Mark Nokkert, at last year's Ouse Washes Experience.

MP Stephen Barclay, Rotarian John Yates and Mark Nokkert, at last year's Ouse Washes Experience.


The Ouse Washes Experience will be free to enter this year after the event was awarded a grant from the Ouse Washes Landscape Partnership.

The event is organised by Ely Hereward Rotary Club and allows participants to walk, run or cycle from 10km up to 54km along a previously unused track adjacent to the Old Bedford River near Mepal and Welney.

Grant funding for this year’s event means participants will be able to take part and raise money for their chosen charities without paying an entry fee.

In exchange, the organisers are asking that entrants to make a donation to the Rotary club’s chosen charities either on the day or via the MyDonate website.

A spokesman for Ely Hereward Rotary said: “We invite all to come along on to the Wildfowl and Wetland Trust at Welney on September 20 and have a fun day in the Ouse Washes.

“It’s a remarkable part of our heritage, within an amazing unforgettable landscape, so make sure you put the date in your diary now.

“On the day, there will be a competition for the cyclists who can take time out at places of interest on route and answer some questions based on their observation skills. There will be a prize for the lucky winner.”

For more information about event, or to make a donation, visit

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