This alternative path in Bluebell Wood was uncovered and restored in 2018. The black pine, Douglas fir, larch, box and yew along the avenue are approximately 170 years old, planted by the Fitzwilliam family. Follow the path and see these impressive trees from a different perspective.

The avenue is called 'Sheep Wash Walk' as it is believed the farmer and his sheep would have taken this route after a clean in the neighbouring sheep wash many years ago.

Sheep Wash Walk can be found next to Milton Ferry Bridge at the top of the map of Ferry Meadows below:

illustrated map of ferry meadows

Sheepwash Walk was uncovered and restored by volunteers through Nene Park's Moments with Trees, an award winning project (April 2017-March 2019) funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund. The project celebrated and raised the profile of trees through a variety of events and activities. Find out more about the project.