Things to see & do at Wandlebury Take a walk on the wild side There are 8 miles of waymarked trails for you to explore. If that's not enough, you can join the public rights of way network to explore the surrounding Gog Magog Hills. To the north you can walk along the historic Roman Road and to the south you can explore the paths at Magog Downs. If you are looking to get healthy then you might like to join our Healthy Walking Group every Thursday morning (10am) - click here for more details. Informal Play Wandlebury is a great place for informal play. We have a den building area and games field (for ball games, frisbees, flying kites and sledging when there's snow) and 60 hectares of woodland and meadows for running around and exploring. Highland Cows Our herd of Highland Cows are natural lawnmowers that help us to keep our meadows in good condition for flowers and wildlife. They are hardy animals that live outside all year around (although we feed them hay in the winter) - but can you find which field they are in? Enjoy a picnic We have plenty of picnic tables and benches placed around the park for you to enjoy a picnic in a beautiful location. We even have a meadow called "picnic field"! Spotting Ely Cathedral From the Ely Viewpoint it is possible to see 17 miles to Ely Cathedral on a clear day. Can you spot it? Pop-up Cafe On summer weekends 11am-5pm. On Sundays, Tilly the Travelling Tea Room sells her popular selection of cakes, biscuits, drinks and award winning Saffron Ices from her vintage caravan. On Saturdays, the Rural Coffee Project serves barista coffee and a selection of drinks and snacks from a converted horsebox. Find them next to the Tadlow Granary and Stables Education Centre. Please be aware that if the weather is terrible these cafes may not pop-up. Times and dates may vary, particularly outside the summer season. Please check their websites for the most up-to-date information. Iron-Age Hillfort Wandlebury was once a thriving Iron-Age Hillfort. You can still see the main outer ditch of the fort, which runs in a complete circle with a footpath in the bottom of the ditch. Have fun exploring this atmospheric circle and imagine what it was like 2000 years ago. Keep your eyes peeled for skeletons which are sometimes uncovered when trees fall down! Flowers & Blossoms: Snowdrops, Aconites, Cowslips and Meadows Marvel at the stunning white and yellow carpet of snowdrops and aconites at the start of spring (usually mid-January and February). They are followed by a beautiful display of Cowslips (usually April-May) with daffodils and violets for good measure. Cherry, Apple and Hawthorn display their delicate white and pink blossoms (usually April-May). During May-July the Park is an amazing display of wild-flowers with carpets of cow parsley and yellow buttercups. In July and August search out our "arable patch" for a colourful show of poppies and other arable flowers (its near the Banyard Hide). Historic Buildings The Tadlow Granary is a small, atmospheric and intriguing timber framed agricultural building that dates from the 15th century. The granary arrived at Wandlebury in 1971 having been carefully dismantled and moved from a farm in Cambridgeshire. The granary is usually locked because it is home to roosting bats! The main buildings at Wandlebury are from the 18th century. The cupola clock-tower is a distinctive backdrop for the former walled garden. If you visit the toilets, see if you can see the mounting blocks that were used to mount the horses that were once stabled at Wandlebury. Autumn Leaves The Park is an explosion of yellows, reds, oranges and browns in October. Some of our magnificent beech trees are breathtaking at this time of year. The Grave of the Godolphin Arabian Wandlebury was once a famous stables, with the King's race horses. The most famous horse was the Godolphin Arabian. He never ran a race but he is one of the three horses from which all today's thoroughbreds descend from. He is buried at Wandlebury - can you find his grave? Banyard Wildlife Viewing Hide A great place to sit and watch nature, especially during winter when you can see and photograph birds close up as they come to the food and water we provide for them. Look out for green and great spotted woodpeckers, jay, bullfinch, long-tailed tit and sparrowhawk. The hide is located on the northern edge of Varley’s Field, just off the main perimeter path. Pet Cemetery Wandlebury once had a large manor house with a wealthy family. Like most families they had pet animals. When they died, their beloved pets were buried in a pet cemetery (next to the Ring Wall). Can you find them and have a guess what animals they were? Newts, Snakes & Scorpions Our wildlife pond is home to newts, grass snakes and water scorpions. Have a look from the viewing platform and see if you can spot any during the summer months. The pond is next to the main entrance drive and was part of the former estate. It is mystery how the pond is full of water as it is on top of a hill - have you got any ideas? If so, let us know! Beech Avenue There are several avenues of trees to enjoy at Wandlebury but the most impressive is the 400 metre long avenue that leads to the Roman Road. Great for photos. Peace & Quiet You can always enjoy peace and quiet somewhere at Wandlebury. Sit and listen to bird song or the wind rustling the leaves. If you want the place to yourself, then come on a weekday, early morning or late evening.