Best known for its University; in recent years it has developed as the heart of the high-technology centre known as Silicon Fen – a play on Silicon Valley and the fens surrounding the city.
Environmentally large areas of the County are extremely low-lying and Holme Fen is noted for being the UK's lowest physical point. The highest point is in the village of Great Chishill at 146 m above sea level.
The north section of the County, including the Isle of Ely and part of the Great Bedford Level, is a large flat expanse of country, which, for the most part, formerly consisted of fen and marsh. It is now intersected in all directions by wide trenches or canals. The land, thus drained and reclaimed, is a rich, black soil, and bears excellent crops.
Green Light Trust has had a long association with the area. In 2006 we started out first business WildSpace project, Snail Wood at Quotient Bioresearch, Fordham. Since then we have delivered our Forest School programme to nurseries and primary schools in Cambridgeshire, and our interest continues….