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RSPB Fen Drayton Lakes

Holywell Ferry Road, St Ives, Cambridgeshire, CB24 4SJ

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Opening Times

  • The venue is open 24hrs.


  • There is 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 on the left as you enter the reserve.
    • 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 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.

Bus Stop

  • The Cambridgeshire Guided Busway that runs between Huntingdon and Cambridge has a request stop at Fen Drayton Lakes.
  • The driver will need to be made aware that you want to alight.
  • There is a sheltered area next to the platforms.
  • The platforms have a moderate ramp with handrails on both sides leading to the platforms.
  • The crossing point surface is made of smooth tarmac.

Reserve and Trails

  • There is an information point and seating area located to the left from the reserve entrance.
  • The reserve is accessed by an opening width of 85cm wide.
  • There are four main trails located in the reserve; Elney Loop Trail, Holywell Short Trail, Ferry Lagoon Trail and Seasonal Trail.
  • There are 16km of trails.
  • Kissing gates are located on the pathways, with an approximate width of 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.
  • Hides and viewing areas have step free access.
  • Bench seating is located within the hide.

Accessible Toilet

  • Accessible toilet facilities are not available.

Standard Toilet(s)