This park is a real hidden gem, it's a couple of miles outside Cambridge and is a family favourite of ours all through the year.
It's owned by the Cambridge Preservation Society, who do a superb job of managing this estate.
Briefly, there's a Stone Age ring which once fortified a village. It now encircles a group of cottages with gardens, a barn and a pond. There's 110 acres of down, woodland, pasture and orchards to explore. It's great for foraging for nuts, fruit, fungi and mushrooms. You can see birds, foxes, deer, bats, badgers (if you're very early).
They have some great educational events here through the year and it's free. The car park costs £2 but if you're skint, you can park for free in the lay-by a bit further down the A1307 or you can walk over from Magog Down, just over the road.
Just a quick drive from the centre of Cambridge and you come accross Wandlebury. A great park and very popular all year round.
A lovely place to go for a long walk or even to take the family out for a pic nic in the countryside.
It will cost £2 to park your car but there are no time restrictions as such on that - you will have plenty of time to go about enjoying your day and not have to worry abou the car park cost, something quite unique for Cambridge!
Great place to walk and admire the sights, great place for picnics and walks with the family
Wandlebury lies about 5 or 6 miles outside Cambridge city centre in the Gog Magog hills. You can walk along the old Roman road all the way to Linton. It is a great place for picnics in the summer and you can even book the BBQ in advance with the park ranger if you are organised. The carpark costs £2 but this lasts all day so is not too bad. It is a brilliant place to bring children as there is so much space to run around.
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