Nene Park

Ferry Meadows

Nene Park stretches for 10km along the River Nene and covers 1750 acres. It’s the ideal place for a family day out and one of the largest country parks in the region. Situated less than three miles from Peterborough city centre, its varied landscapes make it the favourite destination for thousands of visitors throughout the year. Whether you’re looking to walk, cycle, try some watersports, enjoy a cup of tea in one of the cafés, go fishing or just explore the meadows, lakes and woodlands, there's something for everyone.

Nene Park is made up of six different areas: Ferry Meadows, Orton Meadows, Orton Mere, Woodston Reach, Thorpe Meadows and The Rural Estate, which all include lakes, woodlands, meadows, wetlands and some of the most picturesque parts of the River Nene.

Nene Park is criss-crossed by a network of well managed paths, bridleways and cycle routes enabling fantastic access whatever the weather.

Nene Park is looked after and managed by Nene Park Trust, a charity set up as the custodians of this land, managed under a 999 year lease from Peterborough City Council. Nene Park Trust run a huge range of community events and activities throughout the year and delivers a comprehensive outdoor educational programme for schools.

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Nene Park Trust offers a wide range of volunteering opportunities. With 15 active volunteer roles that support a range of interests, there is something for everyone. You could be spending time outdoors as a volunteer ranger, looking after our historical heritage by giving tours at Longthorpe Tower, or even inspiring the next generation as an education volunteer.

Nene Park Trust are constantly developing the volunteer programme and can also tailor roles if you have a special skill or talent that you think could benefit the park. If you are interested in getting involved in volunteering, please contact the Volunteer Team, they look forward to hearing from you “


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