Short Walks in Bedfordshire

Riverside Park, St Neots

Description and Walk

This is a 72 acre park running alongside the River Great Ouse.

Due to its proximity to the water this is a popular spot for walkers and picnickers, as well as being a well used play area for children.

Since this is essentially just a park and not a nature reserve, like many of our suggested walking spots, you are not likely to bump into unexpected wildlife, though there are plenty of duck, swans and herons.

What makes this a particularly nice place to visit is the closeness to the river and the ability to just sit and watch the boats go by, if that is what you like doing. At the same time the park is big enough to stretch your legs by doing a circuit or two.

If you are going there with family, there are children’s play areas, a skateboard park and a miniature railway - the latter is probably subject to selected public running days. Check here: http://www.riversiderailway.co.uk/

See our short video at the bottom of this page.

Parking

Parking addresses: There is a pay and display car park inside Riverside Park at The Paddock, St Neots, Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom, PE19 7SD.

There is a free alternative at the back of the park at Coneygeare Court, PE19 2UL. This is just as near to the park as the pay and display.

The car park is inside Riverside Park.

Parking in Church Road

Aerial view of limited parking at Coneygeare Court.

Place/s to Eat

The Ambiance Cafe (their spelling, not ours) is inside Riverside Park, adjacent to the car park. It offers indoor and outdoor seating with views overlooking a large pond.

Tel: 01480 219999

The Olde Watermill Barton

Short Video of Riverside Park

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Further Information

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The Ambiance Cafe here.

Google map here.

PDF with details

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