Barford Road Pocket Park
The 45 acre site is a patchwork of grassland, wetland and waterways situated close to the Ouse Valley way and easily accessible from Eynesbury and Eaton Socon. The site includes a small island growing cricket bat willows and cut off from the rest of the site by a delightful stream full of damselflies and dragonflies in the summer.
The park is full of wildlife all year around with water fowl on the marina adjacent to the site, muntjac deer, kestrels regularly seen and even otters can be spotted by patient visitors as they make their way along the river. The meadows are managed to encourage a variety of plant life; poppies, purple loostrife and watercress in turn attract butterflies and other insects. Bats have made their home in a disused pump-house, decorated by a local artist and youths with graffiti style artwork.
There is no daily Ranger present on site but groups can arrange a guided walk and schools can organise educational visits.
Open all the time
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VenueBarford Road Pocket Park
Chapman Way, Eynesbury, St Neots, Cambridgeshire, PE19 1
Nearest station : 2 miles (3.2 kms) from St Neots station
There are no facilities on site - the nearest toilets and refreshments are located in Tesco close to the site.