Welney

Welney is a village and civil parish in the Fens of England, and the county of Norfolk. The village is situated immediately to the west of parallel Old Bedford River, River Delph and New Bedford River, which are here crossed by the A1101 road. The village is some 15 km (9.3 mi) south-west of the town of Downham Market, 30 km (19 mi) south of the town of King's Lynn and 70 km (43 mi) west of the city of Norwich. The county boundary with Cambridgeshire is adjacent, and the city of Cambridge lies 40 km (25 mi) to the south.

It covers an area of 20.73 km2 (8.00 sq mi) and had a population of 528 in 217 households as of the 2001 census. For the purposes of local government, it falls within the district of King's Lynn and West Norfolk.

In the 14th century, Welney was called Wellenhe, meaning "a river called Welle" (the old name of the Old Croft River). In the second half of the 19th century, Welney became famous for its skaters.

Welney is situated on the Ouse Washes, an internationally important area of wildlife conservation. WWT Welney is a nature reserve in the care of the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust. Nearby, there are also the RSPB Ouse Washes, a reserve managed by the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds.

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Welney - The Cricket Club
... The Welney Croft Cricket Club (WCCC)has been a centre of attention and social gathering for over 50 years for the locals to the village ...
New Bedford River - Course
... Rivers, 20 miles (32 km) long and 1,070 yards (980 m) wide at their greatest separation near Welney, is below the rivers and below sea level, and is frequently flooded during winter ... At Welney, these washes provide an ideal habitat for wildfowl and other birds, and the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust has established a nature reserve here, the WWT Welney ... the Hereward Way crosses the river by the A1101 bridge at Welney, and then follows the eastern bank southwards almost to the March to Ely railway line ...
Ouse Washes - Environmental Importance
... for their wildfowl there are nature reserves at WWT Welney and RSPB Ouse Washes ... WWT Welney WWT Welney is one of nine wildfowl and wetland reserves managed by the Wildfowl Wetlands Trust ... The reserve is at Welney in Norfolk, 12 miles (19 km) north of Ely, 26 miles (42 km) north of Cambridge and 33 miles (53 km) east of Peterborough ...
Bedford Level Experiment - History
... constantly in his view for the full six miles to Welney bridge, whereas, had the water surface been curved with the accepted circumference of a ... lens camera to take a picture from Welney of a large white sheet she had placed, touching the surface of the river, at Rowbotham's original position six miles ... from Dallmeyer's studio, mounted his camera two feet above the water at Welney and was surprised to be able to obtain a picture of the target, which should have been invisible to him given the low mounting point of ...
Fen Skating - 1850-1875
... reign as champion came to an end in December 1854 when he was dramatically beaten on Welney washes by Welney man Turkey Smart ... Turkey Smart triumphant in twelve matches, skating to easy victories at Outwell, Welney, Benwick, Mepal, March, Deeping, Ely, Peterborough and Wisbech ... Porters of Southery, David Green of March, and fellow Welney men Wiles and Watkinson ...