Upwell

church bridge moorings

church bridge moorings

Situated on the Well Creek, Upwell is one of the most picturesque villages on the Fenland waterways. Church Bridge moorings are a great place to stay for lunch, obtaining supplies or even an overnight mooring.

 

 

 

 

St Peter’s Church originating in the 13th century, is well worth a visit. It has an unusual tower. Inside there are 25 carved oak angels in the roof looking down into two victorian galleries. The closeness of the angels in the hammerbeam roof to those sitting in the galleries is a key element of the plot of Dorethy L. sayers’ novel “The Nine Tailors”.  Her parents lived nearby.

 

 

The Five Bells Inn serves real ales daily. Tel 01945 772222 with moorings here provided by the Well Creek Trust. You can obtain the key to the water point on the moorings from the pub for a small fee.

 

upwell watereways spashop

upwell spashop

If you need supplies M& J Newsagents and Grocers 01945 773507, Brian Tweed Family Butchers 01945 773248 and Joanne’s Pantry (Cakeshop & Bakery) 01945 77401 should be able to assist.

peckover house wisbech

peckover house – wikipedia image (author yellowtulip)

From here you can take the short bus journey to the Georgian town of Wisbech where you can visit the Octavia Hill Birth Place Museum, Peckover House and the Thomas Clarkson memorial as well as Wisbech’s many shops.