Cambridge Nature Festival 2023
26th May – 2nd July
A celebration of the nature on our doorstep!
Walk: Explore Nature in Eddington
May 29 - July 2Free
Connect with the beauty of nature in Eddington!
Take your time to explore our surroundings and read our ecologist’s tour with a map, download it here and for more detail about species that we have attracted so far, read our blog series for more information.
A walk or cycle ride around Eddington takes in mature landscape features and new parklands, all of which help biodiversity and ecology in spaces that are open for you to enjoy.
Designed across 150 hectares, the cues for Eddington’s design are taken from the scale of Cambridge itself. But the new lakes, fields of meadow-flowers and green spaces are unique to Eddington and how we’ve chosen to enhance the natural assets whilst creating new ones for the community and its creatures to flourish. In time, 50 hectares will be open and green space to enjoy!
The Veteran Oak Tree has stood as the boundary tree between Cambridge City and South Cambridgeshire for over 400 years. Honoured in the late Queen Elizabeth II’s platinum jubilee, the Oak tree is believed to have been seeded or planted around the time of Queen Elizabeth I’s reign.
Teeming with meadow-flowers during spring and summer, Storey’s Field is a delight for the birds and the bees! Planting celebrates the English meadow flowers which are in full bloom in late spring and early summer.
A great circuit walk, Brook Leys is a purpose-built series of lakes that supports our Sustainable Urban Drainage System and is home to two striking pieces of Public Art that enhance the natural landscape: the Fata Morgana Teahouse and a Pixel Wall. Water voles, otters, ducks, swans and more call Brook Leys home which enriches our biodiversity and is a great place to immerse yourself in nature.