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Things To Do

Thorpe Meadows

Things To Do


It's like having a Park Ranger in your pocket!
The four Mobile Explorer trails bring to life the history, wildlife and landscape of Nene Park and the surrounding area.

The trails can be downloaded from the iApp store by clicking here

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Walking and Cycling

Thorpe Meadows is linked to both the city centre and Ferry Meadows Country Park by footpaths and cycle ways.

Thorpe Meadows is also a popular destination in its own right for walkers, joggers and cyclists due to the network of paths around the rowing lake and along the River Nene.

Walking At Thorpe Meadows
image courtesy of Chris Porsz

The Visitor Centre at Ferry Meadows stocks handy pocket sized OS maps which show Ferry Meadows, Nene Park and the surrounding area. Perfect for those who wish to explore further afield. The maps are water-resistant and are priced at £2.99.

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Much of  Peterborough's sculpture collection can be found at Thorpe Meadows. Including works by Sir Anthony Caro, Lee Grandjean, Miles Davis and Antony Gormley.

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image courtesy of Chris Porsz

Information about the collection can be found on Vivacity's website by clicking here


Thorpe Meadows purpose built rowing lake is home to the Peterborough City Rowing Club. Information about the club and its events can be found at www.peterboroughcityrowing.co.uk

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The Peterborough and District Angling Association (PDAA) controls the fishing rights on the River Nene around Peterborough.

See www.peterboroughfishing.co.uk for information or contact Jon Means, Head Bailiff, by email jonathan.means@btinternet.com or by calling 01733 380768.

Horse Riding

There are horse routes throughout Nene Park with boxing points at Ferry Meadows.

For more information on horse riding and a map of the routes click here to go to our Things To Do section.


There are a series of Geocaches throughout Nene Park. For more information on Geocaching see www.gagb.org.uk or to obtain coordinates see http://www.geocaching.com/

If you are interested in placing a geocache in Nene Park please contact visitor.services@neneparktrust.org.uk or call 01733 234193.

Eat & Drink

The Ramada Hotel and the Boathouse Pub are situated at the eastern end of the rowing lake. Both offer outdoor seating and views of the lake.

Activities Not Permitted

There are some activities not permitted in the Park due to the risk and nuisance they may pose to other members of the public. You can see a list of these activities by clicking here

More Things To Do In Nene Park

Things to do at Ferry Meadows
Things to do at Orton Mere and Woodston Reach
Things to do at Ailsworth, Castor and Sutton

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