Ely Country Park

Ely Country Park is a fantastic place for families, residents and visitors to enjoy and explore the great outdoors.

To help you get the most out of your visit, special waymarkers have been placed around the Country Park marking out two trails which will help you to discover some spectacular views and wildlife of international importance.

The walks called Kingfisher (long trail) and Bulrush (short trail) highlight the best of the natural fen landscape including the Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) where you can test your bird spotting skills.

The Country Park also has a play and picnic area located by the entrance at Fisherman’s Car Park, where you can fly along a zip wire, grapple your way up a climbing frame and enjoy the company of friends and family. Entrance to the site is free of charge.

Visitors to Ely Country Park can explore parts of the East Cambridgeshire District Council managed areas but are to remain on the established rights of way/public footpaths when on any of the privately owned land within the Country Park.

We hope you enjoy your visit and if you have any ideas to improve the site please let us know at East Cambridgeshire District Council on 01353 665555, or complete our online feedback form.   

ECDC is responsible for the play area and oversees the Country Park. We work in partnership with landowners, Ely Wildspace and the Wildlife Trust.

Public Toilets 

There are toilets in the adjacent supermarket for the public who are using the shopping facility, and the nearest public toilets are in Ship Lane car park less than ten minutes walk along the riverfront.

Disabled Access 

The Bulrush Trail and some sections of the Kingfisher Trail are accessible for wheelchair users. New disabled parking is available in Fishermans Car Park. Some elements of the play equipment are accessible by all.

Public Transport 

Travelling to Ely via public transport: 

There is a regular bus and train service, which will bring you into Ely. The train station is located about ten minutes walk from Ely Country Park. There are bus stops on Lisle Lane and Prickwillow Road which are both two minutes walk from the Country Park.

Travelling to Ely via car: 

The main routes into Ely are via the A10 and A142. There are several car parks available in Ely, all of which are free, and have been awarded the Park Mark Safer Parking status. The Country Park has a dedicated free car park (known as Fishermans Car Park), which has disabled parking provision available.

The Park is easily accessible by bicycle and is part of the cycle network.

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