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Grantchester Meadows

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52°10'49"00°05'50" show decimal

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Grantchester Meadows
Grantchester, Cambridgeshire

The meadows achieved a measure of fame as being a place of comtemplation for Pink Floyd singer and guitarist Syd Barrett.

How to get here:

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Road: M11 - Exit the M11 at junction 12 (Sandy), and then at the larger roundabout (towards Cambridge) take the road towards Grantchester. When you reach the end of the road, turn right and this leads to the High Street. Turn left at the green to the Red Lion pub and the meadows are at the end. +

Parking Details

roadside

Where to walk

the meadow is at the end of the High Street, through a gate.

 

Access: publicStatus: recognisableGate into Meadow

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Photograph taken: 22nd May 2007 by Chuck Foster

Shada (1)
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Filmed: 16 Oct 1979
Skagra walks to his spaceship.

 

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Photograph taken: 22nd May 2007 by Chuck Foster

Shada (1)
Screen Shot
Filmed: 16 Oct 1979
Skagra walks to his spaceship.

 

 

Access: publicStatus: recognisablePath

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Photograph taken: 22nd May 2007 by Chuck Foster

Shada (3)
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Filmed: 16 Oct 1979
The TARDIS materialises near Skagra's spaceship

Shada (3)
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Filmed: 16 Oct 1979
Skagra forces Romana to take him to the TARDIS

 

 

Access: publicStatus: recognisableMeadow

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Photograph taken: 22nd May 2007 by Chuck Foster

Shada (1)
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Filmed: 16 Oct 1979
Skagra enters his invisible spaceship.

Shada (3)
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Filmed: 16 Oct 1979
The Doctor hunts for Skagra's spaceship.

 

 

Access: publicStatus: recognisableRiver Cam from meadow

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Photograph taken: 22nd May 2007 by Chuck Foster

Shada (3)
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Filmed: 16 Oct 1979
View from the TARDIS across the meadow.

 

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Photograph taken: 22nd May 2007 by Chuck Foster

Shada (4)
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Filmed: 16 Oct 1979
Skagra's spaceship is about to depart.

 

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Photograph taken: 22nd May 2007 by Chuck Foster

Shada (3)
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Filmed: 16 Oct 1979
The sphere travels alongside the river.

 

 

Access: publicStatus: recognisableRiver Cam by second meadow

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Photograph taken: 22nd May 2007 by Chuck Foster

Shada (3)
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Filmed: 16 Oct 1979
A man fishes by the river ...

 

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Photograph taken: 22nd May 2007 by Chuck Foster

Shada (3)
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Filmed: 16 Oct 1979
... as the sphere approaches ...

 

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Photograph taken: 22nd May 2007 by Chuck Foster

Shada (3)
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Filmed: 16 Oct 1979
... and reaches the fisherman.

 

Additional Notes:

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These scenes are in a second meadow, which is to the south of the first meadow where Skagra's spaceship is situated; from the gates it is to the right (there's a path by the river).

Where to walk to next?

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High Street (Shada). Leave the meadow onto the High Street.

Additional locations as the crow flies:

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Silver Street (Shada): 1.73 miles.

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Trumpington Street (Shada): 1.73 miles.

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Botolph Lane (Shada): 1.77 miles.

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Free School Lane (Shada): 1.79 miles.

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The Backs (The Five Doctors, Shada): 1.79 miles.

Related Stories

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Shada [16 Oct 1979]

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