Accessibility at Nene Washes

Summary accessibility statement

How to get here

By train

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.

By bus

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).

By bike

The National Cycle Network Route is approximately 1 mile away.

By road

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.

Other ways to get there

The Nene Way long-distance footpath, between Whittlesey and Wisbech, runs along the south bank and overlooks the reserve.

Access to facilities

Car parking
20 spaces

Firm, level, hardcore surface.

Nature trails access
  • The South Barrier Bank is accessed via a gentle slope.
  • There are narrow kissing gates on top of the bank which is flat and grassy.
  • Access by public right of way on the bank only.

The south barrier bank is used by dog walkers but sheep are present.