Station Master's Garden

Station Master's Garden is a small area of land south/ west of Ailsworth, located on the edge of the Nene Valley Railway at the bottom of Station Road. On the west side lies this triangular shaped green space, dotted with apple trees, lime trees, holly and birch. We are creating a community orchard and wildlife haven with a carpet of wildflower colour dotted with varieties of old English apple trees, native spring flowering bulbs and naturalised areas. We are also introducing log piles of various styles and shapes, bird boxes, bug houses.

It is an uneven site and has a shallow slope from north to south consisting of long meadow grass into which paths and a picnic lawn are mown through. Public access is through a gap in the hedge next to a field gate.

Two basic wooden benches have been installed for visitors to enjoy this quiet area.

Download a map of the Rural Estate here to see the location of Station Master's Garden.


Fishing rights in The Rural Estate are operated by Peterborough and District Angling Association 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 horse shoe signs.

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

Nene Valley Railway

The Nene Valley Railway is one of the best known standard gauge steam preservation railways in the country and home to that very special engine, Thomas. The railway runs between Wansford and Peterborough with two stations in Nene Park at Ferry Meadows (Overton) and Orton Mere. Wansford station is situated just outside the eastern boundary of The Rural Estate with access via a bridge and steps from the station to the footpaths in this area. For further details and contact information visit our Nene Valley Railway page