Large sections of both sites are Scheduled Monuments of great historical and archaeological interest, as well as Sites of Special Scientific Interest, well known for their chalk grassland flora and fauna.
The Friends of the Roman Road and Fleam Dyke was set up in April 2001 to help raise money to protect and extend the best wildlife areas on the two sites, as well as to raise awareness amongst local communities. Since then, we have raised over £35,000 for habitat management, as well as for providing information boards, leaflets and dog bins. The Friends have also devised a 40km (25 mile) waymarked walk which incorporates both monuments. The Roman Road and Fleam Dyke have a long history, and when you walk along them, you are getting a glimpse into what the landscape would have been like thousands of years ago. Around your feet are the beautiful small flowers of chalk grassland, a habitat that used to cover large areas of Cambridgeshire from Royston to Newmarket, and of which only small fragments now remain. Please help us to conserve these special places, and make them even better for wildlife in the future!
Membership To join, please download a membership form , or for more information, contact the secretary: Julia Napier, 30a Hinton Avenue, Cambridge, CB1 7AS. Tel: 01223 213152