Updated: Jun 4
We have visited the Floodplain Forest Nature Reserve quite a few times now. I used to walk through here from Castlethorpe when I was younger as there is a cycle path.
Some of these photos are from March when we had lots and lots of rain so you’ll see the car park and surrounding areas full with water.
There are a few places to park to access the Reserve however I always use the car park in Haversham.
Once there we walked through the bridges and over to the right where we followed signs to the Floodplain Forest Nature Reserve which is also alongside the River.
Only one tiny section wasn’t buggy friendly due to the recent flooding at the time but I have an off-road buggy so with a bit of effort it was fine. The rest of the route was mainly concrete and luckily no more puddles!
Once at the Nature Reserve we saw so many birds and ducks. We also saw lots of people with binoculars so if you have any, take them. One couple let me look through there’s and showed me an Owl sitting in a tree. What an absolute pleasure.
We continued to walk round the water and into a hide. We sat there and did some more bird spotting. It was great and Daisy loved it. The bumpy path meant Marlie slept the whole time too.
It was one of our best walks. Sometimes you’ll spot wild Ponies and Cattle too. Dogs are allowed but on a lead.
You can explore some lovely little river beaches along here too if you don’t enter the Reserve and instead follow the path round. And as mentioned above you could also cycle or walk to Castlethorpe which is a lovely village. The route is 2.4km along a small path where you will come across an old water tower. I’ve written a blog about Castlethorpe where they have a few parks and some lovely fields to explore and lots to keep children and adults entertained. You can find the blog here.
Use postcode MK12 5EP to park just before Haversham.
Parking is free. Sometimes the car park gets quite busy and occasionally this entire car park floods.