GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Ferry Meadows Country Park

5 miles (8 km)

This super country park in Peterborough has several pretty lakes with cycling and walking trails running alongside the water's edge.
There's also a stretch along the River Nene, several pretty meadows and peaceful woodland paths. Other attractions include a miniature railway and a pitch and putt golf course. The tracks are well surfaced and flat so its perfect for families looking for a safe cycle ride or walkers looking for an easy stroll.
Ferry meadows is set within the larger area of Nene Park which also includes Thorpe Meadows with its Sculpture Park, riverside walks and a purpose built rowing lake. If you continue east through the park you'll also pass Orton Mere and Woodston Reach with more lakes and woodland to enjoy.
Also nearby is the lovely Crown Lakes Country Park with waterside footpaths, meadows and woodland.

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Ferry Meadows Country Park OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Ferry Meadows Country Park Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

The Peterborough Green Wheel Cycle Route passes through the park. The 20 mile circular trail explores the area around the city visiting the River Nene Way and the villages of Marholm and Etton.
Also for cyclists National Cycle Route 63 runs through the park. It will take you through the heart of the National Forest from Burton on Trent to Wisbech.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Cambridgeshire Walks page.


River Nene at Ferry Meadows - - 162157

River Nene at Ferry Meadows. Ferry Meadows, Peterborough, is a beautiful country park set in the picturesque Nene Valley. The photograph was taken facing east, while standing on the edge of the Nene Way footpath.

Visitors Centre, Ferry Meadows country park - - 966810

Visitors Centre

Ferry Meadows Station, Nene Valley Railway - - 1777354

Ferry Meadows Station, Nene Valley Railway

Sailing at Ferry Meadows, Peterborough - - 166064

Sailing at Ferry Meadows. Set in the Nene Valley, Ferry Meadows Country Park, Peterborough, is a popular leisure area with sailing enthusiasts, walkers, joggers and bird-watchers.

Lakeside Monument - - 1513415

Lakeside Monument. This stone monument is situated on the lakeside at the park.

Cormorant trees - - 66860

Cormorant trees. The island on Overton Lake at the Country Park, is where local Cormorants go to rest and preen. The resulting guano can be seen on the right-hand side of the tree.


GPS Files

GPX File

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Memory Map Route

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