Path gradients and surfaces

Ferry Meadows Country Park is a natural landscape and paths are made up of various surfaces which may be uneven in places.

Paths around the main areas of the Park are hard surfaced (a mixture of tarmac, bound gravel, crushed limestone and compacted stone), generally of a minimum width of two meters, with a good contrast to the surroundings, reasonably level and at a safe distance from open water. They are shared routes for pedestrians and cyclists, and in some circumstances horse riders.

There are a few steep sections along the pathways within the Park notably at Ham Bridge, Milton Ferry Bridge, Lynch Farm Bridge and within Bluebell Wood.

Please note the paths in Bluebell Wood are particularly uneven being made up of compacted stone and have steep sections. The Riverside Walk is mainly made up of a boardwalk and there are sections of uneven ground at both ends of the boardwalk making it unsuitable for wheeled vehicle access (e.g. bikes, wheelchairs, mobility scooters, scooters etc).

Please refer to the Ferry Meadows map for more detail of the path network including steep and unsurfaced sections or contact us for more information.


There are many benches and picnic tables spaced out around all of the lakes, between the car park and Lynch Lake, near the Visitor Centre and Ferry Meadows Café and along the River Nene near the wildlife hides. Benches and picnic tables are mostly situated on grassy areas a short distance away from the paths.


To help with navigation whilst at the Park, an RNIB Map for All (a map designed to be read by sight and touch) is located outside the Discovery Den Education Centre and Lakeside.