Discover the lifestyle Constellation Park has to offer you…
Throughout the year there’s an amazing array of wildlife to see and hear, from booming bitterns and cuckoos in spring, rare orchids and dragonfly’s in summer, to hen harriers and short-eared owls in winter.
There are a variety of walks suitable for all ages and abilities. The all weather Boardwalk Trail (1.2km 50 minutes) around Sedge Fen is ideal for those seeking a gentle stroll or wheelchair / pushchair users.
The Adventurers’ Trail (4.5km 13/4 hours) is ideal for bird watchers, exploring the reed beds & mere and wet grasslands.
For more information on Wicken Fen Nature Reserve click here to visit the website.
MAA’s collections span nearly two million years of human history, on all six inhabited continents. Their oldest object is a 1.8 million year old stone tool from Olduvai Gorge, whist the newest are made by contemporary artists.
For more information on the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology click here to visit their website.
Explore the outdoors at Wimpole including pleasure grounds, walled garden, parterre and parkland. Bring your family, friends or dog and let your imagination run wild as you discover the estate.
For more information on Wimpole Estate click here to visit their website.
Bourn golf course boasts 18 holes of exciting and challenging parkland golf. The course was designed as 2 loops of 9 holes. In addition to this, the 9 hole par 3 academy course was opened in 2005 enhancing the practice facilities even further.
For more information on Bourn Golf Club click here to visit their website.
As an avid collector of antiquities, he amassed a vast selection of paintings, silverware, clocks and other items which can be seen throughout the house. Immerse yourself in Lord Fairhaven’s way of life as you visit the house.
For more information on Anglesey Abbey click here to visit the website.
(Please note: the dovecote is only open between April to September on the last Sunday of every month).
Explore the Bedford River Valley Park on the Willington woodland and Willows walk. A meandering riverside route beside the Great Ouse passing two lakes and taking the route of an old railway line along the way.
Start: Willington Dovecote and Stable Car Park, grid ref: TL107499
1. Starting from Willington Dovecote car park, turn right out of the car park onto Church End and head in a northerly direction passing the Willington stables on your left.
2. Continue northwards, passing the junction with the National Cycle way Route 51 and crossing the Elstow Brook via an old quarry bridge, until you come to another junction and a metal bridleway gate.
3. At the junction, pass through the metal gate and follow the signs directing you to the riverside path. Continue northwards and cross the Lafarge haul road – watch out for traffic.
4. After crossing the haul road you will pass through another metal gate and fenced-in gravel track that meanders through grass fields frequented by many species of birds and wildfowl. Further along the track you will pass two lakes, Causeway Lake on your left and Dovecote Lake on your right. Continue along the gravel track as it bends round Causeway Lake to a T-junction and signpost by a cattlegrid.
5. At the signpost, turn right in a north-easterly direction and follow the tarmac path that is signposted Danish Camp. Follow the path along the banks of the River Great Ouse. Watch out for cyclists and vehicles.
6. Continue along the tarmac path until you come to another junction where a loose stoned track takes you into woodland where a new back channel off the river was created for spawning fish. The loose stoned path is an optional route that will bring you back onto the tarmac path further along and will add no more than 5 minutes to your walk.
7. The path now heads southwards, hugging the river and going under the Lafarge haul road bridge, before coming to a second bridge over Elstow Brook – perfect for playing Pooh sticks!
8. Follow the tarmac path over the wooden bridge to its junction with National Cycleway Route 51. Danish Camp is to your left. You can find refreshments here.
9. At the T-junction with the cycleway, turn right in a westerly direction and follow the sign for Bedford and Priory Country Park. This section of path follows the old Bedford to Cambridge railway line. To your left are the remains of the station platforms.
10 Continuing westwards, the path brings you back to the junction with Church End where you are directed back to Willington Dovecote and car park.
End: Willington Dovecote car park, grid ref: TL107499
For more information on Willington Dovecote click here to visit the website.