Cambridgeshire Parks and Green Spaces

For the past 18 months, parks and green spaces have been a lifeline for so many people, and so many more of us are taking advantage of our green spaces more frequently.  This week, Love Parks Week 2021 celebrates our beloved parks and encourages us to protect and preserve them for years to come, for the benefit of all.  With so much wonderful countryside surrounding Pringle Farm and areas of natural beauty all around, we’ve picked out some of our favourite parks and green spaces in Cambridgeshire.

Hinchingbrooke Country Park

Less than a 15 minute drive from Pringle Farm, HinchingBrooke Country Park (pictured) spans 170 acres of mature woodland, lakes and open grasslands.  In 2018 the park was awarded Green Flag status in recognition of its excellence, and it has retained this title ever since.  With a café, walking paths, play area and a wealth of wildlife for nature spotters, Hinchingbrooke is a space with something for everyone.

Grafham Water

Grafham Water is England’s third largest reservoir and sits within 1500 acres of Cambridgeshire’s beautiful countryside, just 15 minutes from Pringle Farm.  With a 280 acre nature reserve, many important bird and amphibian species inhabit the area, as well as ancient woodlands and reed beds.  It’s a perfect place for a bike ride with over 10 miles of uninterrupted waterside cycle trails, and some perfect picnic spots along the way.  There’s even a watersports centre for anyone wanting to get active and hit the water.  Grafham Water is a perfect summer day out and certainly one of the loveliest parks and green spaces in Cambridgeshire.

Riverside Park

Riverside Park runs for 2 kilometres along the riverbank of the Great Ouse and totals 34 acres.  It’s situation on the river affords lovely picturesque walks and opportunities for spotting a variety of wildlife.  Events are regularly hosted here, including summer band concerts and fun days.  To get even closer to the water, you can hire a boat for the day from Purvis Marine situated within the park, and cruise up the river – a perfect activity for a summer’s day.

Holt Island Nature Reserve

Holt Island Nature Reserve is an oasis floating in the middle of St Ives on the River Great Ouse, around 20 minutes drive from Pringle Farm.  Despite the island being in the middle of the town, it is home to many species including deer, badgers, bats and foxes, to name a few.  The reserve has a circular boardwalk with seating making it accessible to all, plus picnic benches and wonderful views across the flood meadow and town bridge.

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