Plan your visit
Open at all times.
- Free entrance to RSPB members
- Car park cost
No visitor centre
Accessible toilets off-site
How to get here
The nearest station is Whittlesea on the Peterborough-Ely line, which has a train every two hours from Monday-Saturday only. It is a 2.5 mile (4 km) walk from the station.
Buses run along on the A605, through the village of Coates. Alight at Coates Council Houses and walk down Eldernell Lane (TL315977), about 1 mile (1.5 km).
The National Cycle Network Route is approximately 1 mile away.
The reserve is 8 miles (13 km) east of Peterborough, and north-east of Whittlesey. There is a car park at the end of Eldernell Lane, off the A605 east of Coates.
Sat nav POI file: If you have a satellite navigation system that can accept POI files, please see our POI page for a download link and instructions.
The Nene Way long-distance footpath, between Whittlesey and Wisbech, runs along the south bank and overlooks the reserve.
Group booking information
Group bookings are accepted.