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Godmanchester Nature Reserve

Cow Lane, Godmanchester, Cambridgeshire, PE29 2EJ

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Opening Times

  • The venue is open 24hrs.


  • There is not a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.
  • The nearest National Rail station is Huntingdon.


  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Venue Car Park View
    • Parking is free for all users.
    • The car park is located at the end of Cow Lane.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • There is/are 0 Blue Badge parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The route from the car park to the entrance is accessible to a wheelchair user with assistance.
    • Assistance may be required because there is / are uneven surfaces.
    • The car park surface is loose chippings.
    • There is a dropped kerb between the car park and the venue.
    • The dropped kerb does not have tactile paving.
    • There is not a road to cross between the car park and the entrance.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
  • Drop-off Point View
    • There is not a designated drop off point.

Outside Access (Reserve Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located next to the car park.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open(s) both ways.
  • The door(s) is / are single.
  • The door(s) is / are heavy.
  • The width of the door opening is 120cm (3ft 11in).

Level Change (Reserve Entrance)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope is located leading to the entrance.
  • The ramp/slope is easy.
  • There is not a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.

Reserve and Pathways

  • There is an information point located to the left from the reserve entrance.
  • There are three main trails located in the reserve; Ouse Valley Way, Reeve Way and The Swift Route.
  • There are two miles of pathways.
  • Kissing gates are located on the pathways, they have an opening of approximately 120cm.
  • There are easy, moderate and steep slopes at various points along the trails.
  • The surface of the pathways along the trails are compacted earth, loose chippings and grass.
  • The pathways are uneven in places and very muddy during poor weather.
  • Bench seating is located along the trails.
  • Directional signage for the trails are located on posts at intersections.
  • A hide is located next to Roman Lake.
  • The hide has a moderate slope, with handrails on both sides to access it.
  • Bench seating is located within the hide.

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