Fen Drayton Lakes – RSPB Nature Reserve

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The RSPB Fen Drayton Lakes nature reserve stands at one end of a string of wetlands and fens that run for 25 miles (40km) along the Great Ouse floodplain. Formerly a flooded sand and gravel quarry, this beautiful landscape is home to birds & wildlife.

This activity is good for wellbeing because

  • being outside and in the natural world is a good stress buster;
  • physical exercise improves mood – there are walking/running trails around the site (dogs welcome) or you can get there via a traffic-free cycle route;
  • joining in with activities & events will help you connect with others and learn new things.



Opening times & information

The nature reserve and car park are open at all times.

Visit the website for details of how to get there via public transport or by car, as well as up-to-date information about events and activities.

A visit to RSPB Fen Drayton Lakes:

What to expect?

The car park is a 5 minute drive off the main road on a single track that crosses the guided busway – the car park is well sign-posted and easy to find. There are plenty of spaces in the car park which is next to a wooden shelter with seating and a ‘what’s on display’ including a map of the site with several routes of varying difficulty/length. Some routes are more accessible than others, and some could get muddy if it is raining – so bring wellies! If you are planning a long visit, bring snacks & drinks as well as binoculars so you can do some bird-spotting.

There is no visitor centre, cafe or public toilet.

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Free admission (donations to the RSPB welcome).

How to contact

Where to go

RSPB Fen Drayton Lakes
Fen Drayton Road
CB24 4RB

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