Ferry Meadows Country Park
Type of walk
Paid Parking, Off Lead Areas, On Lead Areas, Pathed Routes, Animals On Route, Picnic Areas, Water On Route, Toilets, Refreshments Available, Wheelchair Friendly
About this walk
A recent find but now a firm favourite. The park is huge and you can easily spend up to 3 hours if not longer. Set around 3 (or possibly four!) vast lakes, pathed routes will take you round the ever increasing and changing site.
For dogs that like to rootle in wooded areas, there is the Bluebell Wood. This starts off downhill but slowly increases and can get muddy - but is doable in a mobility scooter (available for free hire if you contact the site before your planned visit). If you fancy Bluebell Wood but not the climb, there is the riverside walk. This can get slippy and muddy so make sure you have boots with good grip if you opt for this.
As the name suggests, the park is set in Meadows so you can exoect to see cows grazing in fenced off flats. Dogs are free to run off lead through-out the park, and there is also a huge green space by the main car park where dogs play ball.
Other essentials include:
2 x cafes with fresh water bowls that are kept clean and refreshed. Personal preference is the newly added Lakeside Cafe which seems staffed by a number of young dog loving staff whi will make a fuss of your dog.
2 x Car Parks which are pay on entry (no time limit) but only if there is an attendent on duty. If you are an early bird, this means it is usually free but after 10:00 on weekends, it is usually £3 which given the great state of the park, I am more than prepared to pay.
Toilets for the walkers and LOTS of poop bins for the dogs!
Lakes for dogs to dive in to - some with added ducks to swim after (but watch out for swans and hissing geese).
Miniature Railway (small and terrier-sized dogs allowed).
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3 years agoWalk there every other day. Great place for dog walking. There is a small agility course as well.
2 years ago
I travel half hour to go here quite often with our Lab, lovely varied scenery, from lakes, meadows, woods and more. Nice big place so you can walk for hours. Fun little wooden dog agility course there Link →
The parking is pay before you leave and price is dependent on how long you've been there, but it's only around 3 quid for a few hours which I don't think is bad at all :)
2 years agoFerry Meadows is lovely! Where is the agility course though, i have never seen that!
a year agoFor the dog agility course, if you park at the Lake cafe car park it's in the field just next to it. If you look on the parks website for a map it shows you on there :)
a year ago
Lots of entrances to Nene Park, some paid. Try Caistor village entrance for unpaid. Big lake with round walks, woods, open Meadows and 2 cafes, toilets and bins. Paths for those that want them and plenty of routes across grass for explorers. Very nice Link →
9 months agoGreat place to walk the dog, big spaces. Avoid the Park Run on Saturday mornings.
An absolutely lovely place & wheelchair friendly too. Great place to walk your dog. There are two huge fields one has an agility course for dogs to enjoy situated in field where big carpark is runs along hedgerow which divides the two fields. There are three lakes the biggest one Gunwade is a mile long great for dogs to swim in & keep cool can hire sailing boats pedalos etc Lakeside kitchen & bar is a lovely place to stop for a bite to eat looking over Gunwade lake there is a medium lake which Gunwade joins up to this is Overton lake again great for dogs there is a smaller lake Lynch Lake. There are accessible pavements all the way around Ferry meadows which is fantastic. There is a smaller cafe other side of park next to visitor centre near the miniature railway. There are three lovely play areas for children Otter & Badger being the newest two with plans to upgrade the third one soon! Bluebell woods is a lovely walk wheelchair accessible up to a certain part then there us a big slope not advisable in a wheelchair/ scooter! Last year a new board walk was made beside bl
Cont.... beside the river next to bluebell woods. There is a walk along by the river nene the path is wheelchair/ scooter accessible although in winter months will get very muddy. There two bird hides along the path where you can enjoy the birds visiting the feeders provided. Dogs are allowed off lead around the park as long as kept under control so not to annoy other visitors or wildlife There is an indoor area attached to Lakeside kitchen/bar where you can take dogs inside esp nice during winter months or if cold or rainy outside. There is plenty of seating area outside to looking over the lake..... Picnic tabkes & benches around the park Two toilet blocks which are cleaned regularl. Plus toilets for customers using Lakeside kitchen/ bar & Ferry meadows café Rangers are on duty every during park opening times thier number is on the height barrier as you enter the park. If you have a high vehicle over 2.1metres you need to ring this number & they will come & let you in. There is no height barrier anymore on exit. Lots of car parking spaces available including an overflow car park during busy times of the year. Good number of disabled spaces available. Parking charges apply to all vehicles at at times there are number plate recognition on both entry & exit barriers Payment machines in car parks or pay at machine on exit. Parking charges Up to 1hr £1.70 1-1½ hrs £2.20 1.½‐2 hrs £2.80 2‐2½ hrs £3.30 2½‐3 hrs £3.90 3-3½ hrs £4.40 3½-4 hrs £5 Over 4 hrs £5.50 OFF PEAK 8pm-8am (all year round) 60p per hour Grace period 20mins If you plan to visit frequently then you can purchase a parking membership £70a year Winter opening times 6.30Link → Summer opening times 6.30Link → Visit Link → for more information about the park
2 months agoA favourite of ours, fabulous place to walk the dog.
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