Northstowe Lakes

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Northstowe has three lakes - two of them can be enjoyed on foot or by bike, pushchair or wheelchair. They are also ideal for dog walking, having a picnic or just being in nature.

This activity is good for wellbeing because

  • being outside in the fresh air is energising;
  • the lakes are a haven for wildlife and taking a moment to connect with nature is a good stress-buster;
  • if you enjoy running or walking, the lakes are a great place to exercise.

“I come with my dog – even when it’s raining, the paths don’t get muddy so he can have a good walk and I don’t get covered!”

What to expect

There are three new lakes at Northstowe, located next to the guided busway. Two of them are encircled by level paths so you can take a circular route around them on foot, by bike or using a wheelchair or pushchair. If you enjoy bird-watching, bring your binoculars.

There are picnic tables, benches and bridges.

More information

If arriving by car, you can park for free at Longstanton Park & Ride and walk through to the lakes from there. You can also arrive on the guided busway (getting off at Longstanton Park & Ride) or by bike (there are lots of bike racks at Longstanton Park & Ride).

There are public toilets at Longstanton Park & Ride.

Fishing, swimming, horse-riding and motor vehicles are not permitted.

How to contact

Where to go

Longstanton Park & Ride
Longstanton Park & Ride
Station Rd


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