If Wandlebury County Park is not in your itinerary, why not add it now? Located just south of Cambridge, you will see miles of meadows. You can even share the space with some grazing cows. To interest you further, here are more reasons:
- Learn about its history
The massive fort you will see in the park is one of the 50 remaining Iron Age Hillforts recorded in the country. Ancient tribes settled in Wandlebury about 2,300 years ago. If you visit the estate, you will learn more about the conservation efforts to the estate.
There are many other historic buildings in the estate, such as the Tadlow Granary and the cupola clock-tower.
2. Go on a trail
There are 8 miles of trails you can follow at Wandlebury Park. There is a walking group every Thursday even, for those who are serious about getting healthy. Other paths you can take to explore the historic Roman Road and the Gog Magog Hills on the other side.
3. Have a picnic
You can choose from the picnic tables and benches all over the park. While having a feast, you also get to enjoy the view of the meadows around you.
If you did not bring your picnic basket, there are pop-up cafes every summer weekend. You can buy cakes, biscuits, and drinks. These are located beside the Tadlow Granary.
4. See the Highland Cows
All year, the cows can be seen in the fields of the estate. These serve as natural lawnmowers so that the flowers and other plants can grow well.
On the other hand, you can also visit the burial place of the Godolphin Arabian horse. This is the ancestor of today’s thoroughbreds. Other beloved family pets of the estate owners are in the pet cemetery.
5. View the wildlife
There is a viewing hide in Varley’s Field. This is the best place to go if you want to see or take photographs of birds. Woodpeckers, jays, bullfinches, and sparrowhawks make their appearance all the time.
Bring the whole family along. Or you can book your events at the park. There is no entrance fee, but you will have to pay for parking.