Many of the pathways around Ferry Meadows are shared with cyclists and some waymarking is provided for suggested cycle routes. General details about cycling at Ferry Meadows can be found on our cycling page.

We offer cycle hire from our base at Nene Outdoors with a wide range of bikes for all the family. 

Prebook your bikes online

Boat Trips

Boat trips operate from the jetty located near to the Visitor Centre which is also the duck feeding platform. A sloped path leads down to the platform which is a wooden decked, metal framed platform on floats to enable it to move with the water level. Wooden handrails surround the platform which forms a T shape over the water. The duck feeding area is on the right hand side of the T and boat trips operate from the centre through a gate which is locked shut when the boat is out on the water or when trips are not operating. The left hand side of the T is for staff access only with a locked gate in place across this section.

There is stepped access onto the boat. A boarding ramp onto a hydraulic platform for wheelchair access will be coming soon.

The boat is electric powered and is near silent when running.

Tickets can be purchased online and from the Nene Outdoors reception next to Gunwade Lake. Please visit our Take a boat trip page for details of the boat trips and contacts to discuss any specific access requirements.

Ferry Meadows Miniature Railway

The miniature railway provides a coach designed to take wheelchairs. For further details and contact information visit our Ferry Meadows Railway page.


There are two designated accessible fishing stands on the east side of Gunwade Lake, near to the Lakeside car park. There is a concrete ramp with metal handrails either side, leading from the main path via a sign, to the concrete stands which are designed to accommodate one wheelchair user each.

Fishing rights at Ferry Meadows are operated by Peterborough and District Angling Assocation with day tickets and annual membership available. For further details and contact information visit our fishing page.

Horse riding

There are horse routes throughout the Park which are marked on posts with blue horseshoe signs.

Horse riding lessons and short breaks for adults and children at the Park are provided by Lynch Farm Riding.

For further details about riding in Nene Park and contact information visit our ride a horse page.

Nene Bowmen

As a long established archery club that uses an area on Oak Meadow near to the Lakeside car park for their outdoor shooting, Nene Bowmen offers archers of all abilities, including those brand new to the sport, the opportunity to shoot in a friendly environment. For further details and contact information visit our clubs page.

Packers Canoe Club

Peterborough’s canoe club meet at Lakeside throughout the summer months. For further details and contact information visit our clubs page.

Peterborough Model Flying Club

Peterborough Model Flying Club is a multi discipline club with flying sites for free flight, control line and radio control. The club make use of Coney Meadow which is just off of the main car park. For further details and contact information visit our clubs page.

Peterborough Sailability

Providing sailing opportunities for disabled people from the Lakeside. For further details and contact information visit our clubs page.