Chatteris is a lovely market town, with individual shops, nestling in the Cambridgeshire Fens and a great place to visit. It holds many delights including a museum (exhibits include bronze age weapons) and beautiful flower displays for the Town in bloom competitions displays. Chatteris, like many Fen towns use to be an island before the Fens were drained. It is reported that Chatteris was the last refuge for Boudica.
Chatteris Little Acre Pocket Park Nature Trail
Chatteris Pocket park is a delightful area which gives a welcoming home to nature. Several volunteers plan, manage and maintain this park for the benefit of the town of Chatteris and visitors wishing to experience a outdoor venue for walking and enjoying nature. It is linked to other walking routes, too and from the town.
After purchasing and transforming our 1.58 acre ex sewage works in 1994 and planting it with fruit trees, shrubs and trees, installing a dry and wet pond, bug site and picnic area we have maintained the site for the enjoyment of visitors.
Join us for guided walking tours and narrative on the development and content of the park and its future, with a volunteer.
Date and Time: 17th June 2022, tours are available between 10am – 4pm, please allow half an hour per tour per group.
Place: Little Acre Fen – Pocket Park off of Wood Street, Cambridgeshire, The Fens.
At the end of West Street follow the farm track down toward the pumping station and old Chatteris to Somersham railway line footpath. Post code PE16 6HR. What 3 words = unzips.artichoke.asked
Limited parking next to Anglian Water pumping station. Parking at the end of West Street and a short walk along the farm road or parking at the Huntingdon Road end of the railway line footpath which connects to the park.
Cost: Free. Donations toward maintenance by FLAPP welcomed.
Booking: Please book in advance by contacting Ian Mason by phone 07979 334833.
Other information: Groups of six to be given a narrated tour of park to view landscaping and planting with a FLAPP guide by prior arrangement. The area is wheelchair accessible, but it is open terrain and we have a made footpath route through the park.
Picnic table and areas for public use
Flat, but un-metalled footpath within the park. No toilet or other facilities.
Please wear wellies and waterproofs if wet weather. A hard path takes you around most of the park.
Fascinating Fens Values: The event/activity includes the themes of nature and wellbeing.
Friends of Little Acre Pocket Park (FLAPP): Little Acre Fen Pocket Park is located off West Street in Chatteris. The land is owned by Chatteris Town Council. The Friends work together as a community group to help the park grow and flourish.
Nearby: Stonea Camp, visit the site and information boards, for this Iron age Hill fort.
Nearby Cafes and Pubs: The Old Bakery (Chatteris)