Guyhirn is a typical English
fenland village, situated on the north bank of the navigable river
Nene about twenty miles from the Wash.Ten years ago a new bridge
was built across the Nene to take the busy A47 Peterborough to Wisbech
trunk road away from the centre of the village. The bridge is situated
at two very busy road junctions.
On the south bank it meets the
A141 road to March, Ely and Huntingdon; and on the opposite bank
the B1187 takes traffic from the A47 towards Lincolnshire. Guyhirn
is also where two important waterways meet. The tidal Nene and the
freshwater Moreton's Leam run roughly parallel for twelve miles
between Stanground and Guyhirn.
At the site of the new road bridge
Moreton's Leam empties into the Nene through a sluice gate. The
washland between the two rivers is liable to flood in the winter
and spring, and becomes an important site for wildfowl. Moreton's
Leam is well used by many local fishermen.