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Holme Fen National Nature Reserve

New Long Drove, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, PE7 3PT

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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 Peterborough.


  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Venue Car Park View
    • Parking is free for all users.
    • The car park is located at various points along New Long Drove.
    • 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 loose chippings.
    • The car park surface is loose chippings.
    • There is a road to cross between the car park and the entrance.
    • The road is generally quiet.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
  • Drop-off Point View
    • There is not a designated drop off point.
  • Comments View
    • Small areas of parking are located at various points along the road and on the edge of Holme Fen.


  • The Discovery Trail takes approximately 1 hour to walk.
  • The most wheelchair accessible trail leads from the larger parking area on Holme Fen Engine Drain to Burnham's Mere where there is a viewing area across the lake.
  • The opening to the trail is over 100cm wide and has no gate.
  • 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.
  • In some areas there is wooden planking and wire mesh over the top of very muddy areas.
  • There are easy, moderate and steep slopes at various points along the trails.
  • Directional signage is for the Discovery Trail, located at pathway intersections and large maps are located at the start of the trail next to the car park and Holme Post.

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  • Accessible toilet facilities are not available.

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